Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Speaking Schedule for 2011 and 2012

I'm currently booking speaking engagements for 2011 and 2012. If you are looking for a presenter for your seminar, contact me for details and to determine if the date you need is still available. I can provide a list of recent engagements if needed.

Lectures are informative, educational, practical, and entertaining. Most of all they are engaging and I do not simply read the handout. I've lectured in over twenty-five states over the past ten years and in my other life I've taught in the classroom for twenty years. I also do not just stand at the podium. Examples are from actual research--not neat little things I "discovered" that are not tied to any other piece of real research. I hate that. I actively research on a daily basis and that's reflected in my lectures.

While I use a computer display I'm not a big fan of PowerPoint. I think bullets are over-rated and I'm more concerned about getting across content and information than I am letting people know that I can use every bell and whistle on PowerPoint. Images are easy to read and illustrate the points being made in the lecture. When asked questions, I'm not afraid to say "I don't know." When I don't, I offer a suggestion or two on where to find out, or offer to find out myself. I don't give lectures on topics on which I am unfamiliar and if someone asks a question outside my area of expertise I don't just give a "fluff" answer in order to make myself sound smart. I hate that and know that people usually see right through it.

There's always time for questions on the day of the presentation, either between sessions or after.

Contact me for more information at mjnrootdig@gmail.com.

I always love to meet Casefile Clues readers at seminars and workshops.

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