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May 14, 2020 63 mins

Chief Bobby Halton is nothing if not authentic and genuine. I speak with the Education Director of FDIC, one of the biggest Fire and First Responder events in the world, about how he prepares for a week-long odyssey, from a city-wide takeover with real hands on training, to a monster-large exhibition, to preparing for and rehearsing for his part in Opening Ceremonies, Bobby provides a lot of punch in this hour.


Bobby Halton

Twitter: @BobbyHalton



Personal Website:


Fire Engineering Magazine



Terri Walters:

Twitter: @TerriLWalters




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Facebook: @TheEventYak



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Episode 7 By the Numbers:

00:00 | Terri Walters

Meet Chief Bobby Halton: Education Director and the Face of FDIC (The Fire Department Instructors Conference); Editorial Director, Clarion Fire Rescue Group.


06:37 | Bobby Halton

The evolution of FDIC and communication … 1928 onward.


13:57 | Terri Walters

Paint a picture for me of the amazing FIDC Conference Experience: Pre-Con, Workshops, Hands-On-Training, The EXPO, and The Main Stage.


16:49 | Bobby Halton

How FDIC rolls … from the PRACTICAL, to the POMP, to the PRAYER, to the FIGHT. We do Objective Reality. We do LIFE and DEATH. Finding meaning in finding meaning.


27:39 | Terri Walters

The importance of the emotional connection. How do you become the BEST PREPARED speaking in the industry?


34:24 | Bobby Halton

Who we are in the Fire Service … dealing in the real world.


38:51 | Bobby Halton

10,000 people, listening as one.


40:13| Terri Walters / Bobby Halton

Engaging emotionally with the audience and Unplugged Politics.

45:23 | Terri Walters / Bobby Halton

The pillars of speaking success: Preparation, Discipline, Practice. And R-E-S-P-E-C-T for you audience.


49:46 | Bobby Halton

Becoming a public speaker. Own it. Be the legend.




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