Cool video, I know it’s slightly different than a stroke but I hope for people I know like Gordon ViggianoMalik Duncan and Christo Asimakopoulos who have great faith, daily work ethic on their day-to-day while remaining positive and hopeful of some type of recovery either naturally or through technology. I also know how big it would be for their loved ones Jill Krantz ViggianoHAMZA’S PRAYER’S as well because the reward for GV, Malik, and Christo would be their reward as well.
After hearing me speak, they we’re going to class. I can’t wait to find out how it went. If I just went by applause, I would give it an A-. But, I am NOT the audience….as my wife says. So, we will see!
I spoke in front of 400 students and faculty today and they seemed “moved” by my story. I was watching the audience as the video played and it was surprising. Many of the attendees brought their hand up to their mouths…. as if they were actually living the moment. I never watched the audience before, but I think I will going forward. It made me feel close to the members involved. I will let you know how it goes. After years of speaking, I think it is funny that I never watched the audience!
Side note: don’t I look old in the picture Jill took?
We showed up at AM Northwest, and completed the interview. Then we went to our first Painful Blessing presentation: Courtyard at Mt. Tabor. The group was fantastic and they gave us lots of tips. Jill listened to many all of them.
The second one was two days later at Durham & Bates. I was a little nervous and I don’t know why! I arrived early so I could hook up the system. The projector was mounted on the ceiling and I found the remote to turn it on. I felt good at that point (a mistake) and just had to the right input. I couldn’t do it. Their IT person showed up and HE couldn’t do it either! He asked me if I had it on a USB drive so he can put it in his computer. I didn’t. We were running on MAC and I didn’t think it was necessary. Jill was going to have to give her presentation… without any slides. Can she do this? It’s only her second time. Won’t that mess her up?
When I deliver my speech, I can’t do it without having my presentation! My presentation has still photos and video clips thoughout which tie the whole thing together. Plus, I get thirsty; I have time to drink during the presentation while the video played. How can I help her with this terrible situation?
She didn’t need any help. Effortlessly, she delivered her speech, with NO presentation… flawlessly. She was absolutely amazing!
And yes, when I got home I put Jill’s presentation on a USB so we will be prepared next time.