I last gave a talk at a workshop of the Southern California chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French in March, 2019 about my #FrenchIsEverywhere marketing concept, which won a prestigious prize from the French Embassy for my French Club at Antelope Valley College in November, 2018.
Here is a sampling of previous talks.
In 2018, I gave a talk entitled Teaching French to incarcerated students at the California Community College Foreign Language Council conference.
I talked about higher education in prisons in general (inmate education facts, the Cerro Coso Community College prison program, California legislation, the classroom experience) and also about adapting the subject matter to these particular students (culturally responsive pedagogy):
In the early days of social media, because I was a tech blogger and early adopter, I had many opportunities to talk about social media. Mind you, this was back when the concept was still new…
- Beyond the Writer’s Notebook: How to Start and Write a Blog, Paris Writers Workshop (March 2007)
- Get a Life (Online): A Gentle Introduction to Social Media, American Library in Paris, “Evening with an Expert” (January 2009)
- The Sum of Your Parts: The Importance of Online Identity, Keynote address, Society for Technical Communication, France (chapter now closed) (March 2009):
After nearly a decade of working as a freelance translator and writer and being deeply involved in the Paris startup scene as both a journalist and entrepreneur, I was asked to speak to Le Café des Freelances, a group of self-employed professionals in Paris, about what freelancers could learn from startup culture (October 2013):