So I have to travel to Las Vegas at the end of May for my company’s all-hands meeting. My boss tells me I need to deliver a presentation on content marketing. Well, okay.
I’m not concerned about it because A. I have zero stage fright and B. it’s a topic I can easily handle. But it made me think. A long time ago I had to “audition” for a part-time teaching job, and you had to basically conduct a lesson in about 15 minutes or so. I started to do something on grammar, but at the last second I called an audible and did a judo demonstration (little-known fact — I earned a brown belt in college). It was way more dynamic and fun for the audience and yeah, I got the job. I’ve done a couple teaching demonstrations since then, but stuck to writing rather than martial arts.
So I ask you, Deadsplinters, if you were called upon to demonstrate your knowledge in a particular subject area, what could you talk about for 15-20 minutes? Would it surprise us?
I can wax eloquent on turtles, obviously. When my wife was a library director, Sheldon was a working turtle and we brought him to the city’s Earth Day Festival to lure the kids to our library booth, and I provided running commentary.
I already mentioned writing and judo. In what subject areas are you an expert? If you don’t speak up in the comments, I’ll have to drop some detailed turtle content on you.