When I give talks the intention is always that they will inspire others and that was most certainly the intention yesterday when I was invited to talk to a local group, a social club for more the older person and no doubt people with their own stories to tell. There were a few people there sadly, as warned a lot of people talking during my talk and my readings. I had been warned and I had made it as snappy and to the point as possible. I kept the readings short and I tried to involve people by asking questions, I tried to make it fun.
I enjoyed it but not so sure about the people listening although many did smile and acknowledge. I was paid (and a lot of writers do these events for free) and I did sell a book. But it’s sad when you have to talk above the audience. But like the pro, I did it anyway. But this is one of the reasons I do not do that many such events. I don’t think people appreciate the hard work you put into something like that. My message was clear, dreams come true; it’s never too late. I can but hope I reached someone.
Here are some pics!
The obligatory ‘selfie’ shot
More of the people!
The writer pose