Talks & Topics

My public speaking mission
Share & Spread Valuable Knowledge
Laud Equanimity & Wisdom
Build Necessary Bridges


Speaking Topics, June 2021


Demo Video


Signature Talks:

  1. Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking and Storytelling for Project Managers & Engineers
  2. Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking and Storytelling for Citizens, Business Owners, Professionals and Leaders
  3. Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking and Storytelling for xx and yy

Making a Case & Demo Video for Public Speaking & Storytelling

Engineers and STEM professionals: you are ambassadors of the greatest of professions: the time has come to Stand Up, Step Up & SPEAK! Public speaking is not tough. Public speaking can be exhilarating. The world of engineering is replete with spellbinding accomplishments which ought to be converted into mesmerizing talks. Will you do you part? I can help.


Other Talks (Composite List):

  1. Video Presence. Guidelines, Case-Studies, Beyond Lighting & Framing
  2. FLOW. Find FLOW at Work. The Final Performance Frontier
  3. Conflict Resolution. A Strategy of Respect & Empathy, with Examples From History
  4. Risk Management. Insights from Prospect Theory and Psychology
  5. Feedback. For Growth and Mastery
  6. Two Paths.  A Vipassana Meditator’s Thoughts on how Ancient Teachings can Forestall Today’s Dangers.
  7. Positive Psychology. Insights, for Success at Work, Leadership, Teams, WorkGroups
  8. Better Business Writing
  9. Memory Palace Memorization. Learn how to memorize “The Gettysburg Address” in 1-hour, using an ancient technique.
  10. 7Rs in Education. Reading – wRiting – aRithmetic – Resilience – Reflection –  Relationships – Rhetoric
  11. Custom Developed Talk Based on Customer Needs and Requests

Talks (in Different Audience Categories):

General Audiences
1. Public Speaking & Storytelling for Leaders and Citizens
2. FLOW: The Final Performance Frontier (Alternate: Finding FLOW for Flourishing)
3. Conflict Resolution: A Strategy of Respect and Empathy – with Examples from History
4. Insights from Positive Psychology for Business / Project / Education / xxx Success
5. Feedback for Growth and Mastery
7. Better Business Writing
8. Memory Palace Memorization and Power Reading in Public Speaking
10. 7 Rs in Education (Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, Resilience, Relationships, Reflection, Rhetoric)

Leadership
1. Public Speaking & Storytelling for Leaders, Managers, Business Owners
2. Conflict Resolution: A Strategy of Respect and Empathy – with Examples from History
3. RISK Management: Insights & Ideas from Prospect Theory and Psychology
4. Insights from Positive Psychology for Business Success
5. Feedback for Growth and Mastery
6. Better Business Writing

Eloquence and Spoken Communication Excellence
1. Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking and Storytelling for Citizens, Professionals and Leaders
2. Memory Palace Memorization and Power Reading in Public Speaking
3. 10 Pitfalls in Spoken Communication
4. Feedback and Evaluation
5. Harnessing the Power of Emotions in Public Speaking & Storytelling
6. Understanding the Fear of Public Speaking, Harnessing its Energy, and Converting it to Exhilaration in Public Speaking
7. Public Speaking is a Connection Enabler

HR & L&D audiences (Human Performance)
1. Public Speaking & Storytelling for HR Leaders, Managers & Professionals
2. FLOW: The Final Performance Frontier (Alternate: Finding FLOW at Work)
3. Insights from Positive Psychology for Business / xxx Success
4. Feedback for Growth and Mastery
5. Memory Palace Memorization and Power Reading in Public Speaking
7. Conflict Resolution: A Strategy of Respect and Empathy – with Examples from History

Strategic & Risk
1. Conflict Resolution: A Strategy of Respect and Empathy – with Examples from History
2. RISK Management: Insights & Ideas from Prospect Theory and Psychology

Project Management
1. Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking and Storytelling for Project Managers & Engineers
2. Insights from Positive Psychology for Project Success
3. Finding FLOW on Projects
4. Conflict Resolution: A Strategy of Respect and Empathy – with Examples from History
5. Elements of Risk Management: Insights and Ideas from Prospect Theory and Psychology
6. Feedback for Growth and Mastery
9. Better Business Writing.


I develop material that interests me–generated by extensive reading–and simultaneously solves human problems. I like to combine emerging knowledge, scientifically enlightened thinking, a duty of care, and being a detective, with speaking expertise to provide pragmatic human solutions to challenging issues.


MANIFESTO:

I envision that someday at least 100 thousand engineers (& STEM professionals) will be able to speak more effectively, and at least as eloquently, as at least 100 heads of state.


Rashid N Kapadia’s QUOTATIONS:

PUBLIC SPEAKING & STORYTELLING

  • Eloquence today is as essential as analysis, judgment, and thoughtfulness. Eloquence today ought to be elevated to the same status as analysis, judgment, and thoughtfulness.
  • Every engineer, every professional, every leader, every business owner, and every citizen can be a better engineer, professional, leader, business owner, and citizen by becoming a better public speaker & storyteller.
  • Public Speaking and Storytelling are human-connection enablers.

FLOW

  • FLOW = Final Performance Frontier

FEEDBACK

  • The Greatest Feedback Commandment is “Make Me Care”

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

  • You don’t have to be happy to work here … but it helps. You don’t have to bring human-flourishing to work here … but it helps.

Rashid is an EVANGELIST for:

  • Public Speaking and Storytelling
  • FLOW States (FLOW is the Final Performance Frontier)
  • Disciplined and regular (non-fiction) reading especially to the STEM professions, managers, leaders, and business owners.

Rashid’s public speaking mission is to:

  • build bridges that connect diverse skills and professions
    – to share and spread valuable knowledge
  • to create content that is simultaneously anchored in (1) The Humanities, (2) Science, & (3) Growth & Success