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Bill Deering to speak on the UMFK campus

March 31, 2011

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent welcomes motivational speaker Bill Deering to speak on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Fox Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Bill Deering is a speaker who Disses the Dis in Disabilities and has gone from stuttering on every other word and taking three minutes to say his first name to now confidently speaking to thousands.
 
Deering inspires, empowers, encourages others to breakthrough their personal challenges in life. He has overcome many challenges in his life including learning disabilities. He speaks candidly about his self-hatred of stuttering and the growth process of accepting himself.  Many challenges in his life have been overcome including; stuttering, learning disabilities, bringing his grade point average in college from a very low .7 to a 3.7, and the choice to lose 65 pounds and maintaining it for 25 years now. He shares specifics of how it was all accomplished, while bringing lightness, playfulness and fun to the conversation of stuttering.
 
Bill's message is enlightening and full of wonderful anecdotes that people can relate to.
 
The event is sponsored by UMFK Student Activities. For more information on the event, please contact Eric Russell at 207-834-7665.