If speaking is all one-sided, your audience can get bored, and lose interest. I think it's important to include one's audience, so you can find out what's on their minds, and to be sure you have covered what's important to them, and that you haven't just been droning on, and left them in la-la land, wishing they were someplace else. If you are talking just to hear yourself, then you are missing the point of the whole mission.
|Teaching about miniature pigs as pets|
Many of my sessions are related to pets, and their care, spay and neither, training, and how to know when you are ready to adopt a pet. We often discuss what kinds of pets people have, as well as how their pet lives, what they eat, etc. Often, young children love sharing things their pet does. After all, what may be old hat to me, or another adult, is a whole new experience to a young child.
I have taken cats, dogs, potbellied pigs, and yes, even snakes with me to share with my audience. These are especially appreciated by children, as well as many of their parents, who also came along to listen and be with their child during the assembly.
Placed in her new home
by another rescuer.
I often share my own childhood times with children, as they only see me as I now am, and unless I can help them relate to me as I was as a child, they may just think this old lady is not in tune with them and their present experiences.
This is a rescued little dog that was placed in her new home by a fellow rescuer in the Palm Springs area.
|One of my two Banded California King Snakes|
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