David P Otey, MA, MBA

David P Otey, MA, MBA

Mr. David Otey - Motivational Speaker

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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 (US)

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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

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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Don’t repeat my rookie mistakes!

How well I remember my first public presentation! It was at a national convention of broadcast engineers, circa 1990. Big meeting room, sparsely populated. Lights dimmed to favor the projection screen, leaving little light on the presenter. I did little more than narrate my slides. If there was a story in there anywhere, I can’t… The post Don’t repeat my rookie mistakes! appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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The Art of the Q and A

Congratulations: you’ve sufficiently overcome your fear of public speaking to get up in front of an audience and give that presentation you’ve been practicing. But wait! Now there is a whole new source of anxiety awaiting you: the dreaded question-and-answer (Q&A) session, where many a train of thought has completely derailed. The very nature of… The post The Art of the Q and A appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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Finding the Story in Your Information

Every speaker wants to connect with the audience. Without connection, no transformation takes place. Information alone is not enough to engage the listener and forge the emotional connection that will change the audience’s condition. For that, you need stories. Stories, and the oxytocin that results from experiencing them, are how we forge bonds of empathy with… The post Finding the Story in Your Information appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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The Science of First Impressions

Why seek to improve the way we write and speak? One reason that is often cited is to make a good first impression. But what does that mean, exactly? What are first impressions based on? It turns out, we have a research-based answer to that question. Harvard social psychologist Amy Cuddy, in her book, Presence, says… The post The Science of First Impressions appeared first on David Otey ~ Public Speaking Coach for Scientific Professionals. ...

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