Archive for June 3rd, 2008

I recently attended a conference for work. For the final session, for reasons I no longer remember, I signed up for a session on engaging an audience. I resist speaking/presentations at all costs (including career advancement), so I’m a bit perplexed as to why I signed up for the session. I guess I just thought after two and a half days of presentations on health insurance and disability insurance, I’d want to listen to something a little less complex, maybe even engaging (if the presenter knew his or her subject matter).

Well, it wasn’t the session I imagined. Within minutes of walking in, the presenter announced that we’d each be presenting to the group. The topic: What do you like to do, how did you get interested in it, and why do you think others would like to do the same?

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