Elliott Maise on Delivering a Keynote SpeechLearning TRENDS by Elliott Masie | Diary of a Keynote Speech

A number of TRENDS readers have asked me to write a short diary about how I go about giving a Keynote speech. I thought the one that I delivered yesterday to the senior leadership of the Coast Guard would be a good case study.

The Background

About six months ago, my office was contacted by the U.S. Coast Guard to see if I was available to present to the very senior leadership of their organization. They were having a Leadership Retreat that would include Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, their top 56 Admirals and a few dozen spouses. The Coast Guard is embarking on a major reorganization and one of the key challenges is generational change as well as continuous learning…

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