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Meet Dr. Delatorro McNeal, II of Platinum Performance Global

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Delatorro McNeal, II. 

So, before we jump into specific questions about the practice, why don’t you give our readers a few quick bullet points about you and your story.
– Tampa Native

 – Labeled an At-Risk Youth in the 6th Grade 

– First Black Teacher 

– Mrs. Diane Williams 

– Relabeled my Life and mentored me in 6th Grade 

– Got my First Job at age 14 in Brandon 

– Winn Dixie (learned work ethic) 

– Focused on Performing Arts and Leadership – Graduated Bloomingdale in 1995 

– Went to FSU – Earned BA and MS degrees with Honors in 5 years with a 4.0 and No Debt 

– Worked on downtown St. Pete for 1 year in Corporate and Got Laid Off 

– Worked for USF for 2 Years teach Instructional Systems and Online Learning and Public Speaking 

– Went full-time as a Motivational Speaker in 2003, but started seriously pursuing it part-time in 2002. 

– As of 2022 – I have been full-time for 19 years. 

– Delivered over 4,000 PAID presentations all over the world. 

– Tampa Bay Business Journal 30 Under 30 Winner 

– Annual Speaker for the Great American Teach In 

– Author of 8 Books 

– Executive Producer of the world’s first Business Reality TV Show based on Public Speaking (filmed in Tampa) called THE KEYNOTE. 

– Host Annual Conferences here in Tampa and Quarterly Speaker Training Bootcamps as well. 

– Hold the Key to the City of St. Petersburg for being the Keynote Speaker for MLK Day Celebration 

– Father to 2 Amazing Daughters – Miracle and Hope 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
– Labeled academically challenged early in my life. 

 – Parents divorced very young in my life 

– Watched my mother struggle with and hide domestic violence we were experiencing in our home by my step-father. 

– Early corporate career layoff pushed me into entrepreneurship earlier than I felt ready for. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Platinum Performance Global LLC?
We are a Peak Performance, Presentation Skills, and Personal/Professional Development Training company. We work with Fortune 50 corporations, professional associations, government entities, non-profits, churches, and entrepreneurs to help them get 1% each day! 

We focus on delivering high-content and high-energy Keynote Presentations and Training Programs to these organizations. We focus on helping high achievers take their best and top it both personally and professionally. 

From a B2C perspective, we help entrepreneurs and career professionals explode their sales by teaching them powerful public speaking and presentation skills through our coveted 3-Day Speaker Training program called Crush The Stage. 

We also host an annual personal development conference in Tampa called The Full Throttle Experience. 

What makes you happy? 

1. Seeing people’s lives transformed. 

2. When people get results in their personal and professional lives.

3. Traveling and impacting the world with my gifts and talents.

4. Being an amazing black single father to my daughters.

5. Being very well-respected in my industry and considered one of the best and still in my early 40s.

6. Seeing my students succeed.

7. Knowing that I am leaving this world better than the way I found it.

8. Having the time freedom, schedule freedom, and financial freedom to live life on my terms.

9. Having the inner peace of knowing that I living in my God-assignment

10. Having wonderful friends and family to enjoy life with.

All of these things make me happy because they all show me that everything I’ve been through was worth it, and it shows me that life truly is an amazing adventure. 

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