Presentation Diary | -5 days | Loading Up the Deck

ByBill Belew

Presentation Diary | -5 days | Loading Up the Deck

Expertise + Delivery + Motivation

Tweaking the Deck

I am speaking to a Toastmaster group in 5 days.

The topic I am given – Marketing with Social Media – is one I talk on a lot. But this group is not one I have spoken to before. By that, the demographics of this group is unique.

I usually talk to small businesses, groups of small businesses or to large groups of people who share the same business interests.

This group does not have a clear common thread. They are speaker wannabes, but the topic is not about speaking, Their day jobs are all over the place as well.

The short is, it is up to me to come up with a common thread. And after I do that, I need to tweak my deck/presentation to relate to them.

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Tweaking the deck is what I did today – several hours of fiddling in fact. I have something I can work with if I must but I don’t like what I have. There is no clear theme to my presentation yet and without a clear theme it is impossible for me to get my wording on the slides right.

The good news is I have 5 more days to get it right. The bad news is 2 of those days are holidays. The good news is 2 of those days are holidays.

I will be ready on Sunday. But not yet.


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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of

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