"Speak in Line with the Brain's Design" with Scott Stiefvater

  • 11 Feb 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Alcosta Senior & Community Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon, CA 94583


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD)
  • Everyone is welcome. Membership is not required; however, it is the chapter's primary funding mechanism. So, if you like what we do we would be honored by your considering joining us as a member. You receive big discounts and we can do more for our community of learning professionals.
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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled…

How to Speak In-line

with the Brain's Design

with Scott Stiefvater



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Attend this eye-opening mini-workshop and learn how to work in concert with your brain’s natural design for talking and listening.

Familiarize yourself with common speaking errors. Increase awareness and control of your own speaking habits. Practice behaviors that open your audience’s listening filter. Whether speaking to one, ten or a thousand people, the insights you learn in this program will help you to maximize your impact.


  • Recognizing common speaking errors that hinder a listener’s attention.
  • Gaining a greater awareness and control of our own speaking habits.
  • Understanding optimal speaking behaviors for capturing a listener’s attention.
  • Adopting a paradigm rooted in the idea that when we talk, we talk to minds.

Key Takeaway

  • If you want to master connecting with learners and leaders, don’t miss this event.


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      You're invited. Join us! Bring a Manager! Bring a friend!



      Scott Stiefvater helps business leaders to create compelling presentations and deliver them with with authenticity and impact. And he does it all through an approach that frees speakers from the constraints of the old paradigm. Over a thirteen-year teaching career, Scott logged more than 11,000 hours in the classroom capturing the imaginations of middle school and high school students. He went on to lead workshops for Duarte, Inc., the global leader in presentation development and design. Most recently, he worked for a unique speaker coaching firm that specialized in a brain-based approach to the skill of speaking.



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      • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

      Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

      The Price Includes Your Meal

      • Discounted Rate for ATD SF East Bay Members: $28
      • Guests: $40
      • Other Chapter Members Rate: $35
      • Student Member Rate: $20
        (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)


      Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

      • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
      • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
      • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
      • 7:45 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

      Professional opportunities are usually 

      mentioned during the meeting

      Meeting Location

      Alcosta Senior & Community Center

      9300 Alcosta Blvd. 

      San Ramon, CA 94583

      We meet in room 112A 
      To the right from the entrance. Look for signs.

      • Parking is free


        • Take 680 South
        • Take EXIT 31 to Alcosta Blvd.
             (4 miles south of Bollinger Canyon Rd)
        • Turn left onto San Ramon Blvd.
        • Turn Left onto Alcosta Blvd.
        • Go 1.3 miles (location on the right)
        • Turn right onto Stagecoach Rd. 
        • Park to the left



              At the 580 / 680 Intersection...

        • Take 680 North
        • Take EXIT 31 to Alcosta Blvd.
        • Turn right onto Alcosta Blvd.
        • Go 1.3 miles (location on the right)
        • Turn right onto Stagecoach Rd.
        • Park to the left

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        ATD SF East Bay, Inc.
        2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #4401
        San Ramon, California, 94583

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