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Presenting and Practicums [Jan. 10th, 2007|10:43 am]
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elkor
This month's question deals with how people structure a class on a physical skill.

Examples: Flogging, knife play, spanking, etc.

After a presentation on your topic, how likely are you to offer practicums to interested people?

In other words, if someone were to come up to you and ask you to demo your skill with them, would you? How much time do you give them? Do you structure it as a scene, or more as a demo (with dialogue about what you are doing).

Where do you draw the line at activities that involve personal touch? (massage, blowjobs, fisting, etc)

Do you discriminate towards particular people (you find them attractive, they ask nicely, etc)?

What other considerations are there?
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Presenter Resume? [Dec. 7th, 2006|11:47 am]
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elkor
Most of you know that the Black Rose Annual Event was this past weekend. Being one of the best Educational events on the East Coast, it had a diverse and dynamic group of presenters.

And I'm not just saying that because I was one of them.

Anyway, after the event was over, I have been struck with a motivation to create a "Presenter's Resume" and wanted to put this question/topic out for discussion here.

My general thoughts have been geared towards the content and format of such a document.

In the abstract, I see the following information useful:
* Contact Info (obviously)
* Bio
* Presenter history
* Available Classes

Thoughts under the cutCollapse )

Now, my questions are:
1) Can you think of any information that would be useful that isn't included here?
2) Can you think of any information here that is pretty useless?
3) Would a "Rates" section detailing any required compensation (like travel/lodging/fee) be appropriate for this? Or is that something that should be handled on a case by case basis?

I'm not intending to start a conversation on what someone's rates should be as that really is a person and venue based situation.
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finding speakers [Sep. 15th, 2006|12:36 pm]
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lil_laurel
So, this may seem a little backwards, but what do you think is the best way to find folks willing to present for events? How do you extend beyond the personal network of who you know to who you've heard about?
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Handout Question [Aug. 3rd, 2006|03:06 pm]
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ralinad
Hello all -

Just a question as to class handouts. I'm about to do my first presentation for anything BDSM-related on Saturday.

The class is on toymaking. I have a lot of good information that I would like to give out to people - applications for different glues, types of fasteners, common pitfalls, that kind of thing. However, I don't want to just give it away.

What I'm thinking of doing is putting the class outline on my website as a unprintable pdf, with copyright info embedded.

This has a decent level of security, but will this frustrate people? You'll be able to read it on a computer, but not copy text or print it out.

Is this being overly cautious, and/or mean?
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Hand outs [Jun. 6th, 2006|05:53 pm]
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elkor
When you are writing a handout for a class, how do you gear the hand out?

Do you structure it such that it acts as a reference back to the class? (i.e. not useful if you haven't taken the class)

Or as a stand-alone document that can explain fundamentals of the class but not the specifics (i.e advanced material covered in the class)?

Or does it contain the whole hand out to the extent that people can learn everything they need to know from the handout? (i.e. all inclusive)
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Introductions [Jun. 2nd, 2006|01:04 pm]
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elkor
If you've just joined the community and would like to make an introductory statement, please do so here. Please do not make a general post to the community.

If you'd like to get to know the people who post to the community, this is the post you should take a look at.

Some information you may want to provide:
  • Geographic Location
  • First Year you presented (not how long, as that will increase as time goes on)
  • Primary Audience you speak to (BDSM, Swing, Gender, etc)
  • Primary topics that you speak on
  • Other information you feel appropriate
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