Let me tell you a story …
I tell people my presentations aren’t like a classroom. I run them more like a university-level discussion group. My audience brings with them a lifetime of experience and I welcome their questions and comments. I’m always here to learn as well as to educate.
Good writing and good presentations follow the same three simple principles:
- You have to know your subject thoroughly.
- You have to be able to explain things in simple terms.
- You have to entertain and engage your audience, not just inform them.
I am a firm believer in vaccination and all health precautions. I get the flu shot every year and I have been double vaccinated for COVID-19, receiving Pfizer doses on April 9 and June 17, 2021. I had my 1st booster on December 22, 2021, 2nd booster on July 10, 2022, 3rd booster on October 4, 2022 and 4th booster on April 5, 2023. The date of my latest Covid vaccination was Oct 17, 2023. I’m always happy to show proof of my vaccinations and to follow all your health safety protocols.
“Thank you Richard, I am glad you had a full house today for Christmas and New Year Traditions.
The residents really enjoyed it and gave me amazing feedback.”
BRAYAN MARTINEZ - LIFE ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR – TAPESTRY AT VILLAGE GATE WEST (DEC 2018)
“We are so happy that you are still able to do your talk for us on the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors.
We thoroughly enjoy your presentations and are very sad that you will no longer be able to present for us.”
KARLY BRADFORD - RECREATION DEPT - PETERBOROUGH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTRE (OCT 2019)
“I heard so many great things about your performance!
They are also looking forward to having you join us for Canadian Inventions this month as well 😊 “
KAYLA CULBERT - LIFE ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR - AMICA PEEL VILLAGE (JULY 2019)
“Richard you are very popular in our home. Thank you for contacting us and accommodating our interests and needs.
Your lectures are incredibly interesting! The residents love your lectures and so much enjoy the trips!
The list for the trips fills in very quickly. Again my big thank you for understanding how much I am struggling with the budget taking into consideration how big the place is and how picky my guys are.”
ELENA YERYOMENKO - LIFESTYLE PROGRAM MGR - CHARTWELL GRENADIER RETIREMENT RESIDENCE (OCT 2019)
“All your presentations … were applauded by our residents because it was all familiar to them.
I think Hurricane Hazel will be another that they will love.
We cannot wait to have you back live here in our home.”