Speaking Policy

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.