Saturday, October 14th at The Westin Fort Lauderdale

Gary Rifkin, Cavett Award Winner, presents: Passion for the Platform!

Morning Session

*standard registration fees apply.

(see full schedule below)

This highly interactive workshop is focused on helping you become more eloquent with your expertise, more focused on your audience, and more passionate about this amazing business. Whether you’re a beginning speaker or a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, you’ll get tips and techniques that will help you shine in front of any audience.

By attending this program, you will:

  • Learn the special “4-Questions” formula to ensure your presentation is audience-focused
  • Create attention-getting openings, impactful stories and action-oriented closings that inspire your audience
  • Build more confidence and competence on the platform
Gary Rifkin

Afternoon Session

Note: This session requires an additional registration fee.

Speak Like a Pro! – Hot Seats

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Getting better as a speaker is not a spectator sport. At FSA’s October meeting featuring speaker coach and trainer Gary Rifkin, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills at a special “Hot Seat” session in the afternoon, where you will have a one-on-one speech coaching session with Gary in front of a caring audience. You will build more confidence and competence on the platform while also learning from your peers. Spaces for this unique opportunity are limited so register today to be in the Audience or a Hot Seat Participant! 

Note from Gary: The hot seat can be anything you want it to be. You can work on re-crafting your opening, re-framing your content, or even just fine-tuning a segment you are already delivering. Usually folks are working on a story or figuring out how to bridge the story to a message (or vice versa). It’s likely that you don’t need more than 5-7 minutes of content. Oh, and I’ll probably interrupt you about 20 times as you’re delivering! I promise it will be fun and not too painful. 🙂

*Session Audience – $20

*HOT SEAT Participant $100

ONLY 2 HOT SEATS are available for purchase! (first come first served). Registration for hot seats opens on 10/2/24 at 10:00 am Est.

Register below for both sessions


About Gary Rifkin

Gary helps brilliant people shine. His work as Chief Learning Officer at CoreClarity is focused on helping individuals and teams understand how they are brilliant. His work as a world-class speech coach helps individuals shine in front of any audience.

Gary has prepared hundreds of clients to deliver content-rich presentations that both hit the mark and inspire listeners to action. Gary’s primary responsibility is the CoreClarity Facilitator Certification program. He leads the Facilitator Qualification Intensive (FQI) and provides expert guidance to new and experienced CoreClarity Facilitators so that they can deliver outstanding programs for their clients. 

Gary earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State University and Bowling Green State University. He is a Past-President of the North Texas Chapter of the National Speakers Association and has served as the Chair of NSA’s Academy for Professional Speaking. In July of 2015, Gary received the highest honor in the National Speakers Association – the Cavett Award. It is presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the Association and the speaking profession, and whose actions (in terms of sharing, guiding and inspiring other members) most closely parallel the illustrious career of Founder Cavett Robert.

All meeting times are Eastern Standard Time. 

 In-Person Schedule:

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

8:00 – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast Buffet

9:00 – 12:00 pm Introductions, featured Speaker with a break

Afternoon Session:

12:30 – 2:00 pm Speak Like a Pro Hot Seats Session 

NEW LOCATION: The Westin Fort Lauderdale 400 Corporate Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Westin fort lauderdale

Online Schedule:

Time: 8:45 am – 12:00 pm EST

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Online Social/Networking

9:00 – 12:00 pm Introductions, featured Speaker with a break

Afternoon Session:

12:30 – 2:00 pm Speak Like a Pro Hot Seats Session 


**Online registration is available until the start of the event.**


**Online registration is available until the start of the event.**