OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (March 7, 2018) – “When audiences hear Rick Rigsby . . . they are never the same.” That opening line from Rigsby’s website might sound like empty bravado, but after reading some of the testimonials written by people who have heard him speak, you’ll realize it is anything but. And if you’re still not convinced, look up his commencement speech given at the California State University Maritime Academy in 2017. The video went viral and has millions of views.

Rigsby’s commencement speech is titled “The Wisdom of a Third-Grade Dropout.” The third-grade dropout refers to Rigsby’s father, a cook, and the man who taught Rigsby some of the most important lessons he has carried with him throughout his life: do not judge, show up early, be kind, do good, do things the right way, and — most importantly — make in impact.

Rigsby holds a B.A. in mass communications from CSU Chico, an M.A. in public communications from CSU Fresno, and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and communications from the University of Oregon. He spent his early years as a reporter and anchor, later teaching as an assistant professor at Texas A&M. Rigsby now owns his own business, Rick Rigsby Communications, offering motivational speaking and corporate coaching. He speaks at numerous sports organizations, including the PGA and numerous teams in the NFL, and at Christian colleges and public schools.

 

Event Details 

Because of Mr. Rigsby’s popularity, two opportunities to see him speak have been scheduled. The first, Breakfast and Book Signing, will take place from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the Petroleum Club in downtown Oklahoma City. The second event, the 2018 OK Ethics Annual Awards Luncheon, is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. The cost is $40 for OK Ethics members and $50 for non-members.

 

Reservations are required. Register online at www.okethics.org by Friday, March 2.

 

For additional questions about the program or event registration, contact Travis Jones at 918-293-0500 or travis@careerdevelopmentpartners.com.

 

About OK Ethics

The Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to promoting Oklahoma values of integrity at work. With nearly 150 supporting organizations, chapters in Tulsa and Oklahoma City host monthly luncheon forums on topics related to business ethics. More information is available at www.okethics.org.

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