It’s time to try out my new projector! I’ve decided to emerge from the stone age and do my book presentations on Power Point using a projector and lap top. No more white boards, flip sheets, or opaque projectors. I’ll be using the system for the first time this Thursday when I make my presentation on A Place No One Should Go to the North Fort Myers Rotary Club. It will have a familiar feel for using a “slide show” presentation is something that brings on a wave of nostalgia. Having taught a wide range of classes that varied from managerial skills to hydraulic and electrical trouble solving, it takes me back twenty plus years. Though I’ve stood behind a podium hundreds of times teaching and speaking, each opportunity creates a few butterflies and the thrill derived from presenting something my audience will enjoy and hopefully will learn something of value.
I’ve been busy producing Power Point presentations for my three most recent books, A Place No One Should Go, The Cross on Cotton Creek, and my soon to be released historical novel, Blue Water, Red Blood. It’s amazing how much fascinating peripheral information you find when you research for your writing. I’ve decided to share some of these interesting bits of info and trivia on my blog in the future. A sample of a great one: the Gulf of Mexico has been 4′ higher and 2′ lower than its current sea level in the last 2000 years. I’ll provide some of the fascinating details from my book presentation in that post.
Being an ex-Rotarian, (from a different area) I’m looking forward to addressing the group. All the civic clubs do exemplary work and are examples of one of America’s greatest institutions. Certainly, Rotary is among the finest organizations. I’ll add a picture from that meeting to this post sometime Thursday afternoon.