Friday, October 23, 2015

Making the Most out of a Very Disappointing Talk

Whenever I go to a public event to give a talk or a book festival or pet expo, there's always a chance that something won't work. So, you make the best of it. That's what happened this past Wednesday.

THE TALK- A Maryland Library worked with Margaret, Ronda and Dana of Inspired Ghost Tracking (of which Tom and I are members) to give a talk about one of most infamous (and violent) ghost investigation cases that I call  "A Double Murder Ghost Investigation."  The talk was scheduled a month in advance and the library even made a really nice on-line poster advertising it (and the talk was FREE). It was on Wednesday, October 21. 

Some of the IGT members
It took about 45 minutes to drive there (and about 30 minutes to get the books,banner, cards, equipment, etc. together). So just prep and travel time was 2 hours and we were there 2 hours. SO, for 4 hours spent away from family on a weeknight it was frustrating.  Fortunately, we had given the presentation before so I had the power point slides on a thumbdrive.

WHO SHOWED UP? About 14 people, and 10 of them were CHILDREN. Yes, Children. That being said, we the four of us (Tom stayed home with the dogs, fortunately), made a quick decision to show the presentation "How to be a Paranormal Investigator" instead.  (There was no violence, gore, or abuse in that presentation).

MY (ROB) ASSESSMENT OF THE NIGHT -  The Inspired Ghost Tracking Team  knows how to work together to make a bad situation better. Wednesday night was a huge disappointment audience and attendance-wise, but we made a good decision to change the presentation, and despite 2/3rds of the few attendees leaving before we finished, we kept our promise to the library. - I'm really disappointed that the library didn't advertise more, or take names to figure out possible attendance. Knowing numbers of people coming really would've helped reschedule the event to a time when more than 14 people (10 kids) could come.
The murder investigation is in my book "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead"

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next