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A Conversation with Jeff Davenport

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Join members of the Rountable in conversation with Jeff Davenport.

Jeff serves as an executive speaker coach and senior content developer at Duarte, the well-known communication design and consulting firm based in Santa Clara, founded by Nancy Duarte. Using his background as a screenwriter and professional public speaker, Jeff helps clients communicate powerfully and persuasively by infusing story, dynamism, and empathy into their presentations. Whether he's coaching high-level executives or thought leaders taking the stage for conference keynotes or commencement addresses, Jeff brings a thoughtful, personal touch to his roles, tapping into speakers' personal passions and helping them create lasting connections with their audiences.

Jeff is a 2017 Cicero Award winner in the Public Policy category for his speech 'Someday is Today' delivered by Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor at CADE in Lima, Peru:

https://www.vsotd.com/sites/default/files/2017_CiceroAwardsWinners_FINALv3.pdf

In this call we’ll discuss the background to the Cicero Award-winning speech and the "Duarte Method" Jeff employs with his clients. Jeff is also an accomplished screenwriter and a firm believer in the use of the story structure in speeches. Finally, we'll touch on why he believes speechwriters must write with delivery in mind, and share his secret for pitching a completed speech to the client to ensure successful delivery from the podium.

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Starts at 11:45am (Pacific) Thursday August 30.