Bad Speech, Good Speech

  • 17 Aug 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Keiser University 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33905


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Session Description

As talent development professionals, we need to continuously assess and refine our speech preparation and development skills. In this hands-on session, participants will:

  1. Brainstorm why effective speech is important for effective talent development
  2. Review the essential ingredients for effective informative and persuasive speeches (aka "rubric")
  3. Critique a "bad" speech using the rubric
  4. Watch an improved, "good" version of the same speech, noting key improvements via the rubric
  5. Discuss the implications of effective speech for enhancing talent development activities.

Facilitator: Dr. Brian Moffitt

Dr. Brian Moffitt has been helping individuals, teams and positive change through training, facilitation and consultation for over 25 years. He received his bachelor's and master's degree in communication from

Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and his doctorate in leadership studies from the University of San Diego.  For 20 years he was the Organizational Development Manager for the County of San Diego and City of Sacramento, and currently teaches communication at Keiser University and leadership for Drexel University.

If you have any questions about this learning event or how to register please contact Christine Davlin, President, ATD Southwest Florida Chapter at
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