Dave ArdenDave Arden is the Executive Director of Chosen to Speak. Passionate about leading and speaking—and the relationship between the two—Dave has 27 years of leadership experience primarily as a pastor, missions catalyst, writer, coach, and missionary. Ten years ago, his life changed for the better when a speaking coach came alongside him to help overcome a history of disruptive speaking problems. Inspired to help others, he established a network of coaches and clients to encourage one another to strengthen communication through better listening and speaking. Dave has coached many clients to overcome fear and insecurities and to develop a more substantial presence and impactful voice. He has served leaders in our network from Oregon to North Carolina, as well as spearheading efforts in Kenya, Moscow, and Brazil. Based in Arizona, he is married to Rebecca, and has two daughters, Hope and Brooke.
R.V. BaugusR.V. Baugus brings 42 years of professional communication experience to a multitude of platforms throughout his career including serving as senior editor of Venue Professional magazine, a bi-monthly publication of the Coppell, Texas-based International Association of Venue Managers whose members include individuals who manage arenas, stadiums, convention centers, and performing arts theaters. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, R.V. is also proficient with the spoken word as a facilitator at his church with the Grief Share ministry that brings together individuals who are coping with the loss of a loved one. In addition, R.V. serves as the football public address announcer for three high schools in the Irving Independent School District and as a basketball public address announcer for Nimitz High School. R.V. is a 12-time Quill Award recipient from the Dallas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. R.V. has the heart to help people grow in their speaking skills.
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