Our President, Virginia Wood, requested that I post these Guidelines for Presenters. They are simply guidelines, not rules. If you have additional opinions as to what else may be helpful, please feel free to add them in the comments section.
At Least Two Months Before The Workshop
- Decide on a project. This can be a small project that can be finished in one meeting, an introduction to a new stitch or new technique, or a longer project.
- Obtain permission to use copyrighted materials. Many websites have a link to the author’s e-mail. Explain that we are a nonprofit group.
One Month Before The Workshop
- Annouce the project at the meeting with a list of supplies needed. Try to bring a sample of the project to the meeting. If there is a kit involved, give an estimate of the cost. If you have this information earlier, please feel free to announce your project at any time.
- Communicate with the Webmaster (Joni Stinson e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you want the supply list and cost published on the website for members to refer to.
In The Weeks Before the Workshop
- Write any needed instructions and/or visual aids.
- Test your instructions. Make sure that they are logical and complete.
- Make samples.
- Make needed copies of patterns and instructions (Save the receipt for reimbursement if you have to have them copied at a copy center)
- If kits are required, make up the kits.
The Night Of The Workshop
- Bring samples to the meeting
- Lead class. Feel free to use visual aids.
- Float among the members to answer questions and assist
How You Can Help
- Do your best to bring the supplies specified (e.g. the specified size of beads, threads, needles, etc)
- Be courteous and attentive. Be ready to start working on the project as soon as the business meeting is over.
- Be prepared to learn.
- If kits are to be purchased, try to have the correct amount.