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Lee Clarke
  A few words about my speaking and consulting

I am a dynamic speaker. The range of topics includes risk communication, disaster preparation and response, organizational failure, planning, and the imagination.

My speaking-style has been called "engaging," an unusual way of talking about an academic. Of course, I don't do that sort of speaking when I give academic talks. I do use it, however, when I speak for private groups and organizations.

There is a big difference between what I do and what usual speakers do. This is because I've actually been involved in creating the knowledge that undergirds the speeches I give. This gives me a special vantage point whence to speak. Put differently, I'm an authentic expert on what which I speak and consult.

If you're interested in having me speak or consult, send me an email: lee at leeclarke.com. My fees and requirements are quite reasonable.

Following are some of my favorite speaking topics:

  • The 2001 anthrax attacks and risk communication
  • Planning for disaster and disastrous planning, and how to tell the difference
  • What is a worst case, and why should we care?
  • What can we learn from organizational success, or, why people focus too much on failures and what they miss because of it
  • Disaster myths: lessons learned, lessons refused, lessons neglected
  • Hurricane Katrina: How Terrorist Attacks and Environmental Disasters Look Alike