David P Otey, MA, MBA

David P Otey, MA, MBA

Mr. David Otey - Motivational Speaker

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David P Otey, MA, MBA
Mr. David Otey - Motivational Speaker

Speaking of Solutions LLC

Eureka Well Told

Helping scientists and engineers convey their work's impact on their world, their field, and their bottom line.

Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000
Travels from Denver, CO

Affiliations:
  • Toastmasters International
David P Otey, MA, MBA - Motivational Speaker

David P Otey, MA, MBA

Speaking of Solutions LLC

Eureka Well Told

Helping scientists and engineers convey their work's impact on their world, their field, and their bottom line.

Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000
Travels from: Denver, CO

Affiliations:
  • Toastmasters International

For more information about booking David P Otey, MA, MBA,
Visit https://www.speakermatch.com/profile/DavidOtey/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Blog Postings

One simple tool for putting your audience’s needs first

Several years ago, I helped judge a college speech contest. The reason I remember that event specifically is because of a memorable student I met there named Rodrigo, from Brazil. After doing well in the contest, Rodrigo approached me to ask for help with his speaking. “I already have done a lot of public speaking… The post One simple tool for putting your audience’s needs first appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Three ways a speaker can build trust

As I wrote in an earlier post, research has shed light on how people (including your audiences) form those all-important first impressions. The two questions they are looking to answer, in this order, are “Can I trust this person?” and “Can I respect this person?” In this post, I focus on the first question. By… The post Three ways a speaker can build trust appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Avoid these three mistakes when writing your introduction

My reaction to a couple of speeches I heard recently has prompted me to write today about introductions. I don’t mean the opening of your speech. I mean the introduction you write for someone else to give before you speak. This introduction has a specific purpose: to engage the audience’s interest and curiosity so they… The post Avoid these three mistakes when writing your introduction appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Where is your story file?

Most of the entries in this blog contain speaking tips, and many of those touch on the topic of using stories more effectively. Good storytelling lies at the heart of good public speaking. “But,” you may be thinking, “where do I find these stories?” Answer: the best stories come from your own life. And the… The post Where is your story file? appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Write Your Speech for the Ear

Here’s another speaking tip: write better. What, you don’t write your speeches? You should. The best speeches aren’t written—they’re re-written. Editing is to a speech as polishing is to a rock; it can turn it into a gem. And you can’t edit what’s not written down to begin with. Writing out your speech offers several… The post Write Your Speech for the Ear appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Four steps for using video to improve your speech

You’ve given a speech and captured it on video. Congratulations! Now what? What you do next depends on the strength of your desire to improve. For my purposes, I’m going to assume you’re not one of those speakers who will simply let that video languish, un-viewed. Instead, you want to use your video as a… The post Four steps for using video to improve your speech appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Find the Goldilocks spot to avoid these two speaking mistakes

I’ve heard many speakers make one of two mistakes when it comes to description: (1) not enough, and (2) too much. What’s hard is finding the “Goldilocks” spot – where it’s just right. This post explores two questions: How much description is just right? And is it different in speaking than in writing? The second… The post Find the Goldilocks spot to avoid these two speaking mistakes appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Are you upholding the Grand Bargain when you speak?

All too often, when I experience someone’s presentation – especially a technical one – I see that the presenter and the audience simply are not connecting. There can be any number of reasons for a failure to connect, but most of the time it boils down to this: the presenter has disregarded his or her… The post Are you upholding the Grand Bargain when you speak? appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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The Seven-Percent Confusion

I heard it again just last week, and I can’t keep quiet about it any longer. You’ve probably heard it, too. At some point, you have probably heard a communication expert say, “Ninety-three percent of communication is non-verbal.” Were you startled by that statistic? Did you wonder where it came from? Did you suddenly envision… The post The Seven-Percent Confusion appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Verbal Tics: They’re At it Again

tic (noun) 2. a persistent or recurrent behavioral trait; personal quirk: his distinctive verbal tics I suspect this is a widely shared experience: you’re listening to a speaker, taking in the message, when suddenly you find yourself counting the times the speaker repeats the same useless word. You’ve just been distracted by a verbal tic. By… The post Verbal Tics: They’re At it Again appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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