scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Torturing the Volunteers
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Tue Aug 15 1972 - 09:35:42 CDT
On Mon, 14 Aug 2000, Bob Lazell wrote:
> happened for many years at such events, I was held captive while I heard my
> umpteenth endless pop-corn sales harangue by the earnest young SE; followed
> by numerous "presentations" of the same, old same old and a number of
> dramatic readings from the council calendar evidently for those of us who
> can't read.
> We joke a great deal about that "one hour per week" but, seriously, I just
> gave 3 of those hours for 5 minutes of information that could better be
> communicated in a mailing. Again, don't get me wrong, getting together is
One of my major gripes about meetings, seminars, and workshops. FIRST
they hand you a fist-ful of "handouts", and *then* they proceed to read
'em to you in a voice that would drag monotone to new depths (some of
these presenters could put Prozac out of business in 24-hrs flat).
The only really enthused folks are the cheerleaders who pop up every once
in a while to tout the fresh coffee or the EXCITING upcoming bag lunch,
or this afternoon's session on "Choosing an effective font".
(Fact: if the consumer thinks it's important, he'll read it no matter
how lousy the presentation or the font. viz: IRS and INS instruction