Speaker Date Topic
Matt Abrahams, Stanford GSB Lecturer Sep 28, 2020
Making Your Communication Memorable

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He teaches Effective Virtual Communication and Essentials of Strategic Communication at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.  

Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills.

Matt published the third edition of his book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, a book written to help the millions of people who wish to present in a more confident and compelling way. He also hosts the GSB podcast called Think Fast Talk Smart.  And, he curates the NoFreakingSpeaking.com website.

Palo Alto City Council Candidates Oct 05, 2020
November 3 City Council election

Palo Alto City Council Candidates

Greg Giusiana, DG 5170 & Tim Watson, Chair, WCS Oct 12, 2020
Rotary Opens Opportunities

Greg Giusiana, District Governor 5170 & Tim Watson, Chair, World Community Service  



Palo Alto League of Women Voters representative Oct 19, 2020
California Propositions: An Overview

Palo Alto League of Women Voters representative

Ron Davis, former EPA Police Chief Oct 26, 2020
21st century policing

Ron Davis, former EPA Police Chief, Executive Director, President Obama's Task Force on 21st century policing

Joseph Desimone, Exec Chair, Co-Founder, Carbon Nov 02, 2020
Novel ways of 3-D Printing

Joseph Desimone, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Carbon, speaking on Novel ways of 3-D Printing

Raj Mathai, News Anchor, NBC Bay Area Nov 16, 2020
From the Anchor Desk, Behind the Scenes

Raj Mathai, News Anchor, NBC Bay AreaTen-time Emmy award winner Raj Mathai is the weeknight news anchor for NBC Bay Area. Raj anchors the nightly 5 pm, 6 pm and 11 pm News and is among the Bay Area's most well-known journalists. He joined KNTV in 1998 as Sports Director and transitioned to primary news anchor in 2011.Raj grew up on the Peninsula and graduated from Los Altos High School. He went on to graduate from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and political science. Before arriving at NBC Bay Area, he worked for NBC stations in Fresno, San Diego, and Arizona. In 1995, Raj became the country's first Indian sportscaster. Prior to his career in television, Raj served as a public relations assistant for the San Diego Chargers for five seasons. He was part of the Giants broadcast team (2008-2012) with Jon Miller and Mike Krukow during NBC Bay Area telecasts of the Giants. He is a regular guest instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Raj was born in Trivandrum, India.

He has reported on-location from the Olympics in London, Vancouver, Turin, Athens and Salt Lake City. Raj is among the handful of people in the world to have run the Olympic Torch three times (1996, 2002 and 2008). 





Catherine Martineau, Executive Director of Canopy Nov 23, 2020
Urban Trees

Catherine Martineau, Executive Director of Canopy

Amb. Michael McFaul, Director FSI, Stanford U Dec 07, 2020
Great Power Competition

Michael McFaul is a leading expert on Russia, American foreign policy, and democratic development around the world. A former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, appointed by President Obama, McFaul is currently a Professor of political science at Stanford University, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Ambassador McFaul will be speaking about a new book he is writing on the topic of Great Power Competition.


No Meeting - DARK Dec 21, 2020
No Meeting - DARK Dec 28, 2020
No Meeting - DARK Feb 15, 2021
Presidents Day