I gave a presentation on blogging and social media recently to the monthly lunch meeting of our local "Club Entrepreneur," which was launched within the past year by Rick Brimacomb. About 60 people attended, more than they'd had at previous meetings, so we got to meet in the larger, main dining room of the Minneapolis Club -- which is just awesome (quick iPhone photo included here, which I shot afterwards).
What a treat to present in such an historic place! The date was February 4, 2010. After the event, I uploaded a pdf of my 64-slide deck to SlideShare: I titled the talk, Why Launch a Company Blog and Use Social Media.
I originally created the presentation in Keynote on my Mac, with lots of nice transitions and builds, which you can't see on the SlideShare pdf, of course. You can in the QuickTime movie of the Keynote file that I also created, but that's 238 megs, so I won't expect you to download that... :-)
(Note: A shout-out to authors David Meerman Scott, Debbie Weil, Brian Solis, Ann Handley, and Tara Hunt, whose work I cited in parts of this presentation. They are all heroes of mine.)
Also, I audio-recorded myself making the presentation, with my little whiz-bang podcast machine -- my Olympus LS-10. So, if you'd like to listen as you go through the SlideShare pdf, here's the MP3 file:
The talk was 45 minutes, with about 12 minutes additional of Q&A at the end. You can't hear some of the audience questions very well but, overall, the recording turned out better than I thought it would -- I just tried it as an experiment, setting the device on the projector table (mounted on a mini-tripod), about 12-15 feet away from me. It worked well, though next time I'll get closer to the LS-10, so the volume level will be a little better.
If you'd like to have me give this presentation, or a variation of it, at your company, or as part of a workshop for a group of employees, please hit my email link at the top right. Thanks!