About US

Speak2connect is an initiative by Praveen Wadalkar to empower people to speak effectively . He strongly believes that whether we're talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, we all have to speak in public from time-to-time. Depending on how you execute your skills, your life may take various tolls to growth. This is why public speaking causes so much anxiety and nervousness. That’s where Speak2connect comes handy and will help you avoid such a critical situation in life. Speak2connect is a hub where you can prepare and practice, you can overcome your nervousness and perform exceptionally well at your convenience.
Speak2connect offers 3 modules which you can adopt of easy learning:
1. 13 online courses – For people who wish to learn all at once, a total of 24 hours training content will be shared under this module and you will be provided with life time access.  

2. 21 days Quest – Under this module you will be shared daily a 10 min – 20 min videos for 21 days. After 21 days you would have absorbed all the essential and latest methods and techniques on public speaking.

3. Live training – Here Mr. Praveen Wadalkar will be conducting live training on weekends for 3 hours (additional 45 min FAQ session) to share with you the blueprint of how to effectively develop and use your public speaking skills irrespective of the audience size.

Quick Facts About Praveen

  • 20 years of professional experience in corporate and entrepreneurship (10 years each).
  • 9-Times TEDx Speaker | 4 countries. 
  • Author of 3 Books"Public Speaking and Leadership" and two more.
  • ​​Co-Founder & CEO at Techizer | IT company with 200+ Employees.
  • ​Founder & CEO at Speak & Grow | E-learning company with 15,000+ students in 128 countries.
  • ​​Winner of THE ECONOMIC TIMES "Promising Entrepreneurs of India-2019".
  • ​​Acknowledged by IFAH among TOP 100 Asia leaders in healthcare.
  • ​"​A" GRADE HMI Certified mountaineer with personal record peak 16,400.  
  • ​​​10+ Visiting talks in IITs and IIMs in the last 2 years. 

My Story

If you wish to know more about me here are the 6 FIRST TIME stories for you!!!

"When you meet a few people in your life directly or indirectly they inspire you with their stories.
It’s their stories that shape the story of your life."

1. Entrepreneur
Inspired by Ranbir Kapoor

The FIRST TIME in my life when I thought about quitting a job and starting a business was after watching Ranbir Kapoor’s movie, ‘Rocket Singh’. My Current understanding: "Entrepreneurship is about acknowledging and enjoying uncertainty".
My achievement: Building a team of 200 champions spreading across 2 businesses.
My challenging moment: When I was broke and had to rob the piggy bank of my 6 years old son in the first year of my business.

2. Mountaineer
Inspired by Dolly Wadalkar

FIRST TIME when I thought to take a break from my work routine and go to the mountains alone was when Dolly shared her experience of Himalayan mountain visit. Dolly is my partner, both in business and life. We fell in love at a very early stage of life. To be very precise in the 11th Standard! After 5 years of marriage in 2015, she enrolled in an MBA course. As a part of this course, she went for a leadership program in the Himalayan Mountains. When she came back and shared her experience, it made me curious. Today, I am a certified mountaineer from (HMI) Himalayan Mountaineering Institute run by the Indian Army. What about Dolly? Like all other areas even here she is one step ahead than me. She is an advanced HMI certified mountaineer.

3. Coach
Inspired by Peng Joon

The FIRST TIME a thought came in my mind to become a coach was during 3 days’ workshop of Peng Joon on digital marketing in 2016. He helped me to understand why it’s important to share your learning with the world. My Current understanding: When you learn something significant because of which you are getting benefits it becomes your responsibility to share it with the world.

4. Family Man
Inspired By Pushpa Wadalkar

FIRST TIME I realize the importance of family when I ran away from my home at the age of 13. I did come back home after 3 days and gave a hug to my mother, at that moment I understood why family is important to me. My Current understanding: There is a huge difference between staying lonely and feeling lonely. 

5. Author
Inspired By Garry Robert

The FIRST TIME a thought came in my mind to become an Author was during 3 days’ workshop of Garry Robert. Just like Peng Joon, he also helped me to understand why it's important to share your learning with the world. My Current Understanding: Book is always there in the mind. It’s just a matter of learning a simple skill and putting that on the paper.

6. Speaker
Inspired by Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

The FIRST TIME a thought came in my mind to become a speaker was when I saw Dananjaya Hettiarachchi's(World Champion of Public Speaking 2014) winning speech, " I see something" on YouTube. I must have seen it for more than 100 times and the reason I saw it so many times because every time I felt he is speaking to me. My Current understanding: Speaking to share your values, perspective, stories is one of the best ways to contribute to a better planet.
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