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Re: Re:seminars

Just remember you know something they want to know more about. In every
crowd you will find a couple of truly interested faces. I find it helps to
talk to those folks. Think of it as  just talking with them, rather than
lecturing. How many people in the group? Any chance you can sit at a table
with them rather than standing at a podium? Another thing I do is write
crucial bits of info on 3x5 cards, along with leading questions. I read my
references & go over the cards several times in advance, then arrange them
in the order I want to present, but if someone asks a question out of order
or a bit of information fits into the discussion sooner than planned, that
card can be pulled out then. This works better for me than writing it all
out & reading from a paper, if it's a subject I know well. I like to have
the people I'm talking to participate, then their ideas can be a springboard
for the info I want to present. Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 7:26 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Re:seminars

> Well, my friend Elaine at her Keep Kaufman Beautiful meeting opened her
> mouth about my bird/butterfly sanctuary and now they want me to give a
> talk on this subject at their next meeting. It will be garden specific
> but I am going to mention the "big picture" as well. This ought to be
> real interesting considering my level of discomfort around strangers and
> being in large groups in general. I adore Elaine but could have done
> w/out the endorsement. One of the other ladies is coming out Thursday to
> look at the place. Heaven help me.
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: cathy carpenter
> Sent: 6/12/2004 9:44:08 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Where are you?
> > Agree. I attended a one day "native plants in the sustainable
> > landscape" seminar which was definitely focused on the landscaper and
> > on commercial and public sites. Still interesting, but not for the
> > beginning home gardener.
> > Cathy
> > On Friday, June 11, 2004, at 06:10 PM, Donna wrote:
> >
> > > All and all it sounded like an interesting trip Auralie.
> > >
> > > I think they are starting a trend with many seminars seeming to be
> > > geared towards the professional landscaper rather than the home
> > > gardener. Well around here anyways. Do others find this as well?
> > >
> > > Donna
> > > For the next day or so, DH will be sleeping a lot, so will try to
> > > up on the messages.
> > >
> > >
> > >> Just got home from a four-day trip to a state garden club federation
> > > board
> > >> meeting and "quad-refresher" for the various schools in Geneva, NY.
> > >
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