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Episode #167: The Importance of Public Speaking In Healthcare with Dr. Breanne Hartley

Whether you’re a keynote speaker or you’re attending a small group team meeting, front of the room speaking opportunities are abundant in the autism healthcare field. And they are mutually beneficial. Dr. Breanne Hartley is BCBA-D who is passionate about public speaking. These opportunities create an environment of learning, collaboration, and sharing ideas and thoughts.

Public Speaking Strategies for SLPs, BCBAs, and anyone with a front of the room opportunity:

  • Conceptualize any opportunity as a “front of the room” opportunity.
  • Be prepared. Consider what ideas you want to convey, plan key points with supporting material and real world examples
  • Ask yourself questions: How do you want the audience to think and feel?
  • Know your audience. Who are you talking to SLPs? BCBAs? Parents?
  • Study other public speakers in your field. What do you want to emulate and what do you want to avoid?
  • Have a backup plan. (Dr. Hartley’s pro tip – PRINT YOUR SLIDES!)
  • Sound and Memorable Concluding Remarks. Consider a quote or a call to action for your audience.

Along with these great tips, we also discuss Dr. Hartley’s work as the Chief Clinical Officer at UNIFI Autism Care. UNIFI is on a mission to level up autism care and create a unified experience between providers and clinicians for the benefit of the patient.

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Today’s Guest:

Dr. Breanne Hartley has a PhD in Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level (BCBA-D) with over 20 years of experience working with patients on the autism spectrum and their families. Throughout her career, she has functioned in clinical positions at the executive-level within Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) organizations which has given her the opportunity to design and lead the implementation of systems, procedures, and treatment of individuals with autism across the life-span. 

She is a leader in the field of behavior analysis, speaking nationally on topics highlighting ways in which clinicians can effectively structure clinical work in practical settings. She co-authored the book, The Training Curriculum for Supervisors of ABA Technicians in Autism Programs and has published in Behavior Analysis in Practice

Dr. Hartley leads the field of behavior analysis by serving as a board member for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, by having served as a committee member for the Autism Commission on Quality Accreditation, and by contributing as a featured presenter for the Council of Autism Service Providers ABA Supervision Training Program.  

Her behavior analytic training was completed at Western Michigan University where she obtained her Doctorate in Behavior Analysis, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities.    

What’s Inside:

  • Finding opportunities for public speaking, big and small, as a provider.
  • The mutual benefits of public speaking opportunities for providers and speakers.
  • Strategies for public speaking for anyone!
  • What is UNIFI Autism Care?

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