Thursday, 25 September 2014

Presentation at Karlberg

If anybody is in Stockholm on Wednesday October 8th and would like to attend a free lecture I am giving on the Falklands War at the Swedish military Academy in Karlberg please let me know

The academy is opening up the lectures to the public for the first time as the various lecturers will be giving an evening session

Just need to know your name and passport\person number to give to security

Also talking on Monday 6th October will be Commander Tim Gedge (Sea Harrier pilot, 809 squadron leader)

And on Tuesday October 7th will be Commander Ian Inskip (Chief Navigator, HMS Glamorgan)

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Presentation to the Rotary Club

I was invited recently to give another presentation to the rotary club. This time it was the city branch and I was told I had 30 minutes, which to be honest is a little short, however I cut down my material and went determined to give my best.

What a disaster! Was by far my worst presentation to date and I felt embarrassed to have done so badly

I guess it wasn't all my fault. The event was scheduled to start at 1200 with lunch being served at 1230 and then I was to give my presentation from 1300 to 1330. Things started to unravel when at 1230 lunch wasn't served and the head waiter came and said they needed more time. So I was asked if I could start the talk, then we would break when lunch was served and I could continue afterwards.

So I kicked off at 1240 spoke for 10 minutes, sat down had my lunch, and then by the time everything was cleared away got to speak again for 10 minutes at the end. Of course I ran out of time and the whole thing was crap.

Never again. If I am going to give a talk again I must make sure my presentation is completely tailored to the situation and not to use my existing which I then try and squeeze into the time given.