Recently I was given the opportunity to present to my work colleagues about sustainable living. Naturally I jumped at the chance, however to make things a little more challenging, I was only given a 10 minute time slot.
What type of message can one get across in 10 minutes, with so much stuff to talk about? How do I cram in 7 years worth of life changing behaviour?
A challenge indeed, especially when my normal sustainable living talk is about 50 minutes long with at least 30 minutes of questions!
So, I crafted a PowerPoint presentation, with more pictures than words so as to increase the impact. I rehearsed my spiel and manage to fit it into the slot, with an extra few minutes for questions.
It was so well received that I have reproduced it here on the blog for you all to see. I recorded a narrative to go with the presentation, which was kind of similar to what I presented. I am a lot funnier in front of an audience, so hopefully it doesn’t sound too droll. [http://youtu.be/k33gIPb7nPA]. The soundtrack goes a little weird about a minute before the end, but not enough to distract from the overall presso.
So, as you can see, this is the current state of play at my Suburban Food Farm, and I only touch on the highlights of what we have achieved during the last seven years of greening. It doesn’t seem so long ago since we started, but upon reflection, we really have managed to squeeze a lot in.
A big thank you goes out to Hema for giving me the opportunity to show my colleagues how I live. I realise that there is not much why in here, more the what, but you can only do so much with 10 minutes.
What do you think? Did I manage to get the main points across convincingly?