SPEAKING & TRAINING
I spent 15 years speaking every day as a university professor, teaching a variety of subjects ranging from master’s thesis writing to web design. My motto has always been, “if you’re not laughing, you’re not learning.”
I also spent 15-years as a liveaboard sailor. My wanderings in search of stories took me as far as Gibraltar.
WRITE RIGHT NOW
Build credibility with clients and colleagues. Learn to write clearly and correctly the easy way.
This engaging training session exposes common writing mistakes that lead to poor communication and weak impressions. Learn without boring sentence diagrams or grammar lessons. Members of your organization will become better writers by the end of the session.
Authors face new dangers and new opportunities in this time of publishing climate change. This workshop explores the differences between traditional and indie publishing, and exposes the pros and cons of each. Follow how publishing works from manuscript to bookstore.
If you or your organization want to leverage the credibility that comes with having “written the book on the subject,” or just have a story to tell, this 60—90-minute session will save you time, money, and frustration.
ALL ABOUT E-BOOKS
Ebooks account for a significant percentage of book sales. This 90-minute workshop explores the world of eBooks: how they fit into your publishing strategy, how to produce them, and how to distribute them.
This session is sometimes offered as a follow-up session to my “All About Publishing” workshop.
“Storytelling for better life and business” is offered as a short, TED-style talk or a 45-60-minute keynote address.
Based on the time I spent as an ocean adventurer and my later experiences as an author and editor, this session reveals the power and importance of stories and storytelling.
Understand how stories work to resolve conflicts, communicate powerfully and authentically, build stronger relationships, and add meaning to your professional activities.
Discover the world of expanded possibilities, magic, and adventure at your fingertips. Find your story. Share your story.
Attendees leave motivated to do excellent work and inspired to live a richer life.
FOR MEETING PLANNERS
This should go without saying but…
I’ll communicate with you and your stakeholders to ensure that my presentation is customized to meet your needs and expectations.
I’ll let you know when I get there (early) and where I’m at so you can worry about other event logistics.
I’ll coordinate technical requirements with you in advance and get there early for sound check.
I’ll stick around to answer questions and engage with attendees.
I’ll do whatever it takes to help you pull off a successful event.