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Yesterday morning I gave a talk about local journalism to a lovely bunch of women at the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA). This group of bubbly, lively personalities were chatty and interested, all had something to say and wanted to learn how.
After two hours of talking, leading a lively debate and sharing what I know it was time to head back home and get ready for an afternoon filled with listening.
Once a year OFFSET hosts a ‘creative festival’ to which they invite a variety of creative people to talk about their work in the field of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.
As I didn’t hear about the conference in time I was only able to attend the talks that took place yesterday afternoon, but it was worth it. I sat through an in-depth discussion about magazines and where they are going. It was wonderful to hear people from the top of the industry give such insight and confirm what I believe – magazines have a future, and print isn’t going anywhere.
Soon my head was filled with words, thoughts, ideas and facts and it was time for me to make my way back home. As I walked along the river Liffey the sun was setting behind the city, bathing the rooftops in a reddish-golden glow, a beautiful ending to a wonderful word-filled day.
Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic
I am very interested in giving talks to carers of people with dementia and as a former lecturer I think I am pretty good at public speaking. Do you have any advice re setting myself up as a public speaker? Sorry, it’s just a new idea today!
no idea … but I know that the Claire Bryne show on RTE is always looking for people to talk about issues and then who knows maybe it could go on … but since you are so far away I think maybe look at organizations that support the case and offer your services … or maybe go to political debates on the topic …
A wonderful quote and oh so true!
Nothing I hope will ever replace the written words of so many people… Even now with computers, those who don’t use them are limited somewhat… My sister and husband do not have one, and it’s hard with so many companies are wanting people to do communication electronically Diane
I so agree … but without computers no blogs 🙂
Oh I like computers, I just feel bad for those who don’t have them and are feeling somehow excluded… Diane