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Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Suggestions Requested for Trip Presentation on 10/15/2007 17:04:47 MDT Print View

BPL'ers -

I'm going to be giving a number of live presentations about my recent thru hike of the Pacific Northwest Trail and I'm looking for suggestions on how to make it the best for everyone in attendance.

If you were to come watch a presentation like this what would you like to see, hear, ask, etc? I'll be doing this in a digital format with photo, audio and video so there are many possibilities.

Thanks,
Sam

Richard Scruggs
(JRScruggs) - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Handouts on 10/15/2007 17:38:09 MDT Print View

Handouts are great.

What might be included in handouts?

Depends on the nature of the presentation, but a few off-the-cuff ideas for handouts are: a map with a summary of route and comments about special concerns, hard copies of screen images (if screen images are used in presentation) that show info such as resources, resupply plan/issues, gear list, lists of things to do in planning/doing the PCT, list of things to do differently, more lists, etc.

But all of this amounts to a book, right? Looking forward to reading it when it comes out.

JRS

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Suggestions Requested for Trip Presentation on 10/15/2007 19:37:23 MDT Print View

ut all of this amounts to a book, right? Looking forward to reading it when it comes out.



Richard - I'll be sure to let you know when it's published! But in all seriousness, yes I am going to do a handout with my gear list on it. I think that is the one piece of advice that people would want to bring home with them. Too much other stuff printed off would go against my nature as a tree-hugger.

- Sam

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Suggestions Requested for Trip Presentation on 10/15/2007 19:54:54 MDT Print View

Make sure your handout has good contact links on them (name, email, website, etc). That way you can let people know about visiting your site for further info, photos, etc.

Robert McGaughey
(havoc) - F

Locale: North Texas
Suggestions Requested for Trip Presentation on 10/15/2007 21:04:44 MDT Print View

I would want to know your gear list, what worked, what didn't, what you would take again and what you would'nt. I would also be interested in what did you enjoy the most about the trip and the least. Best of luck on your presentation. Oh, pictures of course!

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Suggestions Requested for Trip Presentation on 10/16/2007 09:40:23 MDT Print View

Sarah - I plan to have "business" cards on hand for that info but putting contact stuff on the hand out is a good idea as well. Thanks for the input.

Robert, worry not there will be many stunning and larger than life photos. I'm also incorporating some of the short panorama videos I shot along the way as well.

Matt Brodhead
(mattbrodhead) - F

Locale: Michigan
If you need help with powerpoint I'm your man on 10/19/2007 16:38:56 MDT Print View

If you do a powerpoint presentation I'd be more than happy to look it over. I've made so many powerpoint presentations for my lab partners/theses defenses that I've lost track. I've got that stuff down to a science.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Suggestions Requested for Trip Presentation on 10/20/2007 14:53:38 MDT Print View

Matt -

I don't so much need help with the presentation aspect of it. That part I'm comfortable with. I was more looking for suggestions in terms of subject matter.

Thanks,
Sam