I worked on this talk for about 40 hours in the last two weeks. The presentation had 36 PowerPoint slides which included about 50 photos. And a script, to keep me from talking too much or getting off the topic.
I have given other talks about my experiences in Greece:
- Four and a half minutes last summer, for my church, to explain what Do Your Part does. DYP was the charity for the congregation for July and August 2016. They raised $4,000.
- Fifteen minutes last fall for a luncheon celebrating the Year of the Girl.
- Conversations at informal gatherings with friends.
Today was still not all I had to say, but it was the most I'd ever said.
About 60 people attended the lecture. No one left before the end. And there were questions. I couldn't have expected anything better.
This talk I will keep, to give again if asked. As I told several people today, "I will talk to you about my experience at the Greek refugee camp any time, anywhere."
This project felt like a term paper. Maybe a master's thesis!
Worth it, though.