From the bloggers at Gypsy RV Journal.
After fifteen years of presenting seminars at RV rallies and events nationwide, along with self-publishing seminars and workshops, I like to think that I’m at least halfway competent and semi-professional. But after yesterday I realize that I may have been deluding myself.
I had two seminars on yesterday’s schedule, The Frugal RVer from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. and then Highway History And Back Road Mystery from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Both seminars are based upon books I have written and I’ve presented both of them so many times that I could do them in my sleep.
I always try to get to my seminar room at least a half hour ahead of time so I’m set up and ready to go. I got to the room, which was really a curtained off section of a big exhibit hall, with folding chairs for the audience, a couple of tables for the LCD projector and speaker’s computer, a small stage, and a screen, and started to set up.
About then a man came up to talk to me, which to a public speaker is akin to talking to an RVer when he’s hooking up or unhooking to travel. It makes it all too easy to forget something. So I was trying to get ready for the seminar and half listening to the man when he leaned on the table and knocked my laptop computer off. I tried to grab it and at least break its fall before it hit the concrete floor, but it still landed with a thud and the screen went dead. I would have been appalled if I had done that to somebody’s computer, but all this fellow did was say something about flimsy tables and wander off.
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