Tips for Demonstrations - Is your club doing public demonstrations?
This type of demonstrating is NOT the same as club meetings to other woodturners.
The following webpage link by Hilton Handcraft of the Ozarks should be read by each woodturner doing a public demonstration.
You will also find a link to this on the home page of the MSWG website at the bottom of the page.
Here are "The Cliff Notes"
Dress appropriately - wear logo gear if possible
Don't bring too much stuff
Practice what you are going to do
Where are your viewers?
School is NOT in session - There's a fine line between demonstrating, educating, and explaining what you are doing vs. turning things into a turning class.
This isn't your club meeting
DON'T show me the money
Freebies make the world go around
Make the most of your host
Make some noise
Variety Is key
Know your audience
Use the 15-Minute rule
Have a good front person
Promote your organization
Have a sign-up sheet to be contacted for more information!
Have a sign-up sheet to subscribe to your club's upcoming events e-mails!