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Hawaii Inventors Association meeting: How to Give an Effective Presentation

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Hawaii Inventors Association meeting: How to Give an Effective Presentation

Time: September 24, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Manoa Innovation Center
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: Roger Garrett
Latest Activity: Sep 8, 2013

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How To Give An Effective Presentation
- Pitching Your Invention -

Tuesday, September 24th

Meeting Starts Promptly at 
6:30 PM

Manoa Innovation Center
1st Floor Conference Room
2800 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822


How to Give an Effective Presentation:
Pitching Your Invention

The presentation will be an interactive session on presentation techniques ranging from the basics (don't mumble, face the audience, don't read the slides), to PowerPoint tips, to talk organization. These techniques are of use in any presentation, but the emphasis will be on fund raising (investor) presentations. And while this will not be Shark Tank, it will involve audience interaction, giving you a chance to practice what I preach.

MEETING SCEHDULE : 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
Meeting starts promptly at 6:30, so please arrive on time.


- INTRODUCTIONS: Each member (who wants to) can get up and say just a few words about themselves, what they're working on, what skills they have to share with other members, what help they might need from other members. This is an excellent opportunity to start networking with other members.

- OPEN DISCUSSION / NETWORKING: Mix and mingle and talk about anything the members may be interested in.



Ken Berkun is the founder and President of Labels That TalkTM (LTT). LTT is an R&D company that his developed patented technology for printing audio on paper – SoundpaperTM. Soundpaper embeds audio directly on to paper – imagine talking photographs, talking books and talking prescription labels. LTT is has working prototypes and is in the process of bringing the final product to market. Rather than being a manufacture and developing its own distribution channels, LTT licenses its technology to companies in vertical niches with existing distribution channels in place.

Ken has extensive background in high tech companies, both as an individual contributor and in management. Most recently, he was a co-Founder of Singingfish, the world’s first audio/video search engine (now owned by AOL). Ken was responsible for Singingfish’s business plan and strategy. In addition to roles such as VP of Marketing and VP of Strategic Planning, he was VP of Content, responsible for the quality of the Singingfish Streambase and he managed their Content Team. Prior to Singingfish, Ken was at Equator Technologies, developer of a media processor, and before that, he was with Digital Equipment in various technical and marketing roles over more than a dozen years. 


Plenty of free parking around the area in the Manoa Innovation Center parking lot as well as street parking.

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