Forrest Tuff is an Atlanta-based, Empowerment Speaker and Brand Strategist that provides insight for entrepreneurs, leaders, professionals, and speakers preparing for public presentations, business growth, and high-potential opportunities. He has delivered keynotes and workshops throughout the United States and in 15 countries across 5 continents. His topics include Business Growth, Leadership, Public Presentation, the Film & TV Industry, and Transformational Thinking. His dynamic style leaves audiences applauding with new information to enhance their lives. He is available to speak at award ceremonies, club & community meetings, conferences, corporate events, educational institutions, and film festivals. Download Forrest's SPEAKER ONE SHEET and BOOK Forrest today to start the conversation for your next event!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & virtual presenter
some of tuff's aMAZING audiences
“Today we had the pleasure of having Forrest present to more than 100 business owners at the Gwinnett Entrepreneur Center, and he did not disappoint. Forrest was knowledgeable, professional, humorous, and, most important, engaging as he empowered the group with realistic tools and tips to implement in their business easily and immediately. We can't wait to have him back again!”
Stephanie Sokenis, ASBC, Gwinnett Entrepreneur Center Manager
"Thank you Forrest! I presented my first business demo to a local college and it was a success. I followed your speaking formula and delivered an efficient demo. Before attending your workshop, I was trying to figure out how to approach my demo. Based on the feedback from the faculty, I immediately knew I nailed it."
Dr. Patrice Little, Founder & CEO, NP Student®
"Forrest Tuff is an amazing speaker and fully kept the audience engaged with his presentation. His wealth of knowledge and command of the topic was apparent in his presentation and provided everyone with insights and helped to broaden the audience’s grasp of the topic."
Elsy Salazar, CEO & Founder, Encouraging Strength (Ecuador)
"What a wonderful Zoom meeting of today across the US, UK, Japan, Korea, and China! Thanks so much, Forrest Tuff, DTM, AS for delivering such an extraordinary and impressive workshop, we all loved it.
Richard Xie, Vice President, The Eagles Institute
"Thank you so much for speaking to our members tonight!! Though you couldn’t see via the Zoom angle, we had a GREAT in-person turnout and about 15 attending on Zoom as well. I personally filled a page in my notebook with key takeaways from your talk, and I noticed many other students furiously taking notes as well."
Sabrina Greco, President, University of Georgia Society of Entrepreneurs
"Forrest is a class act, top-notch speaker and teacher. Forrest graciously presented to the Brookhaven Chamblee Kiwanis Club. Though I've heard many speakers throughout my career, none have quite captivated me like Forrest. I'm happy to recommend him to anyone looking for a great speaker.
Gary Marshall, President, Kiwanis Club Brookhaven/Chamblee
"Forrest Tuff's presentation was awesome! Forrest not only has a storied biography, but he also has a personality that captures your attention. He is confident, knowledgeable, and has a great presence. Our Club was privileged to have him teach us how tools to become better public speakers.
Claudia Mertl, District Trainer, Rotary Club of Lake Spivey/Clayton County
"Forrest ... Mind blowing presentation! Your electrifying, insightful and compelling interactive presentation delivered 5 "Power" Tips To Become A Better Speaker. I'm ready to take the plunge as you challenged us to do. I'm ready to S.P.E.A.K professionally!"
Ronald Baker, Chief, Strategy, Plans & Policy at DoD Organization
"I invited Forrest to be a guest on my Business Infrastructure podcast. He did not disappoint!...At that time, his interview consistently ranks in the top 5 of my podcast’s most downloaded episodes. If you’re looking for a speaker that will leave your audience motivated, inspired and ready to spring into action, then I highly recommend you book Forrest.
Alicia Butler Pierre, CEO, Equilibria, Inc.
"Thank you Mr. Tuff for your recent Motivational Speech for our Professional Administrative Day. I really like the “Understanding the importance of personal development” takeaway because it is so easy to get distracted and lose focus within your development. I can tell you were well prepared."
Ashley Horton, COO / HR, Roanke Electric Cooperative
"Forrest Tuff is an amazing presenter and the content was invaluable. His Indie Filmmakers workshop left no stone unturned!"
Dawn Anderson - Chief Editor at Atlanta Business Journal
"Forrest presents information in an easy-to-follow, visually appealing way. He researched project management processes and educated our Forum members on the film industry using terminology with which they are familiar. He is a cornucopia of information, and an engaging and talented presenter!"
Melody Cookson, PMP - Event Coordinator, Project Management Institute - Atlanta
"I was delighted when Forrest accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker at Coan Tennis Association's 40th Anniversary celebration. Forrest delivered an inspiring talk and had tremendous knowledge of our organization. He eloquently delivered an impactful call to action for more volunteers!
Thele Moore, Owner Agent, American Family Insurance
“Forrest’s first presentation at the Fuse Networking Round Table sold out! Attendees praised his knowledge and wealth of information! Don't miss his second and final talk. It's possibly the best 90 minutes you will spend this month!"
Art Wood - CEO, Fuse Networking Round Table
“Forrest is a highly-skilled public speaker and a stellar project coordinator! As a public speaker, he has a vast array of knowledge and life experience from which to draw upon, which makes him a valuable asset to the community at large."
Berthine Crèvecoeur West, M.A., CoreCHI™ - CEO, Westbridge Solutions
“I found Forrest to be very open and knowledgeable about the film industry. I moved to Georgia from California two years ago, and I just want to say thank you for sharing your personal experiences."
Bridget Brooks Mack - Actress
“Positively engaging!” I am impressed with Forrest’s ability to engage a diverse audience and his creative storytelling always brings a laugh. Forrest would be a true asset for any positions requiring public speaking and creative presentation."
Cindy Smallwood - Senior Account Manager, Apogee Interactive
“I've had the privilege to work on the team alongside Forrest Tuff on several film industry related workshops for SCORE. His leadership, creativity, connections and depth of industry knowledge surpassed all our expectations. Workshop attendees gave these events our highest five-star ratings."
Anita Davis - President & Chief Funding Matchmaker, Praxis Strategic Solutions
"Forrest is an exceptionally well public speaker. When he speaks, he always engages the audience and tailors his speech to fit the audiences’ needs and questions. His prior experience in the industry allows him to share real world stories which effectively allow him to dive deeper when he presents. I highly recommend Forrest.
Kennington Groff - Licensed Attorney, Lilenfeld PC