I am a regular keynote speaker at industry conferences and law firm and law department retreats. In my presentations I adhere to the following guidelines:
I do not sell anything or anyone from the podium. Ever.
My objective is to educate and inspire my audience.
I tend to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. My presentations have been described as "like drinking from a fire hose."
I often make provocative statements, because I'm comfortable speaking truth to power.
I prefer to engage my audience in an interactive dialog rather than merely talk at them.
I use Powerpoint as a tool to help convey my learning objectives, but the bulk of my content comes from my remarks. If you miss my presentation, the slide deck is of little use.
Unless we reach agreement in advance, my presentations may not be recorded, reproduced, or re-sold.