This week I organised a special speaking event. I wanted to capitalise on the interest that came from having a feature in the newspaper.
So I organised an evening which I called “An Audience with Dawn Walton”
My friend Eleanor at Red Pepper Events organised a room for me at The Steeple in Dundee and organised all the refreshments.
I wanted to explain the caveman rules of survival, but also do a little more practical stuff to give specific tips and techniques. So I put together the following agenda
Part 1: A presentation to explain the way your subconscious works and how that can lead to problems in day to day life
Part 2: A practical workshop on 3 key topics:
1 - What is anxiety and what can you do?
2 - Why can I sleep and still feel exhausted?
3 - Why diets don't work long term
Part 3: Q&A followed by an opportunity for a 1-1 conversation with Dawn.
We had some technical difficulties with projectors. My own worked fine but the power cable wasn’t long enough to be able to put it in a suitable location in the room to project against a wall. Their built in projector was giving a bulb replacement message that wasn’t going away. This meant I couldn’t use the animation I had prepared. But that’s ok because I am a master at winging it!
The room quickly filled up. Every seat was taken with a total of 30 people turning up.
I really enjoyed the evening. The audience appeared fully engaged all the way through. The practical stuff got lots of nods from the audience too.
At the end I gave out my business cards which are specially designed to promote my book too
I also sold a few copies of my book. One person even popped out and came back with cash.
I am sure I will be organising another event at some point soon. If I can work out how to promote it, I would like to do one in Aberdeen.
I might even organise a Periscope event if people would be interested in that?