On the occasion of my first presentation

After a couple of weeks of planning and developing my first presentation, Genealogy 101: Gathering Branches on Your Family Tree, I made it through!  I have, for quite some time, been wanting to prepare a genealogy beginner lecture.  I love to talk, I love to teach, and I love to share, so it makes sense that I should share what I love.  The Friends of the Library in town wanted to host a genealogy presentation and I was honored that I was asked. I was told that 22 people had signed up but when I arrived today, the number was up to 26.  There were a few more walk-ins, but having prepared 30 folders of handouts, everything went quite smoothly.  There was plenty of space and enough seats for everyone, with just a few to spare.  The room was of moderate size with good acoustics, so there was no need for a microphone to speak. Being quite the lucky lecturer, I have my own personal teenage technology assistant.  I have seen many notes telling of disasters due to technical malfunctions and it is a big relief not to have to worry about that sort of thing.  I made my presentation in PowerPoint but didn’t realize at the time that I needed a solution to be able to see my notes, without wasting paper to print them.  I was able to print as pdf using pdf995 and used the resultant pdf file on my ipad at the lectern, while leaving my laptop, which I was able to control by remote, on the table with the projector.  My new Targus Laser Presentation remote worked seamlessly. At first I was...

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