Sounds important, right? I like doing personal appearances, whether I get to make a presentation to a large or small group or just talk to people one on one.
Wednesday I got to do the big presentation when I spoke to at least 60 people in the Renaissance group at the Fort Worth Woman’s Club. Lisa Staples, a friend from church asked me way back last year. We go back a long ways. When I was on the school board, her husband served a couple of years on my District 7 Advisory committee. The only thing I worried about was the outside stairs Lisa told me about. Fortunately, it was the stairs on the left and not the ones on the right! LOL
This was my 4th presentation at the Woman’s club. The first time was when my mother was the program chair for the Creative Writing Department. I was an assistant principal, and I talked with them about how to make oral presentations. As writers, you do have to do that sometimes, and most writers are pretty uncomfortable getting up and speaking.
Then flash forward 20 or so years when I presented to the group two years in a row about writing and publishing. Joyce Miller is in the picture with me. The building is the Woman’s Club.
Which brings us up to the Wednesday presentation. You always say yes, when it’s way off, but then comes a time you have to gather your thoughts and put something down on paper. Way back when Lisa asked me, I gave her a title of “How Many Lives Do We Have?” Then that morphed into “Marsha’s Many Hats.” Ultimately, I went with
“The Three Steps to Reinvention.”
Be a Life-Long Learner (borrowed from my American Association of University Women days)
GO through the OPEN Door (Bob’s moto for our family)
Keep on Keeping On (From my experience as an author/publisher.)