Speaking Well: A Few Do's and Don'ts for Lecturers

David G. Fitzpatrick, MBA

November 16, 2004


Whether he is speaking to students, colleagues, executives, or clients, David Fitzpatrick is truly a speaker. For the last four years, Fitzpatrick has been a member of Howard’s Business School faculty, teaching Effective Presentation Skills and Personal Selling classes. He also teaches presentation skills to the Business School’s inter-university competition teams and the Engineering School’s leadership classes.

Prior to joining Howard’s faculty, Fitzpatrick worked for IBM for 34 years in a number of positions ranging from sales representative to sales executive. During this period, he made thousands of presentations to IBM customers and executives. As an IBMer, he held management and executive positions in the United States, England, France, Germany, and Latin America.

In addition to teaching, Fitzpatrick consults in the areas of presentation and sales skills through his company, DGF Consulting. He has conducted seminars for organizations such as the US Patent and Trademark Office, the Washington, DC Propane Council, and the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives.

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