For months my status updates on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and elsewhere have said something like “preparing for my upcoming Footnote talk”. Tonight was my first attempt at giving that talk, albeit to a small and friendly audience at our local Family History Center here in Wilmette. Six FHC patrons attended, along with one of our volunteers. Considering that I was still generating slides up until about an hour before the talk, and that I was still writing narration text this afternoon, I thought it went reasonably well.
Now I have the luxury of refining the draft prior to my more intimidating presentations in St. George Utah and Bountiful, Utah over the course of the next month.