[TUHS] We've lost Greg Chesson

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Jul 2 15:31:50 AEST 2015

On Wed, 1 Jul 2015, Larry McVoy wrote:

> I'm trying to put notes together for Greg's service tomorrow, these are 
> rough, if anyone wants to suggest fixes I'd love that.  Needs to by 10AM 
> PST, the service is at 11AM.

OK, from my Toastmasters experiences (DTM, senior executive, etc), here's 
some feedback...

> The theme is Greg was a ninja, I'm only just realizing it.  I've got 
> lots of stories but they all involve me so if I'm taking up too much 
> time or boring people all I need to see is one person waving their hand 
> like "move it along" and I'll wrap it up.  I can whittle it down to just 
> two stories but here is the list.

Find out how much time you have, and rehearse them in front of someone 
with a stopwatch and time cards (in TM, green means OK so far i.e. past 
the minimum time, yellow means start winding down, red means sit down, 
because in TM contests you are disqualified if you get the red).  You'll 
find that people have no idea for how long they can talk, once they get 
carried away...

> Ninja Greg does music (have to do this one, I have pictures).

Agreed (and being a muso I'd like to see those pix myself).

> Ninja Greg bitch slaps the government with Larry

Possibly not...  More about you than Greg.

> Ninja Greg takes Larry to the NSA, Larry ends up staring at pissed Marines


> Ninja Greg gets Larry a wife

Keep it if there's time i.e. run it last.  A short presentation is more 
memorable than a long one.

> Happy Greg lifts a log (have to do this one, I have pictures)

Definitely (I saw the pix).

Dave Horsfall  (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer"
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