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Chatting on The Green

In General Meeting Commentary, Resources on September 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm

AmyOutside

This is why people join Chamber Chatters.  We love to shake it up!  On September 16th, we shook it up outside.

BrianOutside

We walked down the street from our usual meeting place at the Chamber of Commerce office and held our meeting in the open air.

TerryOutside

We had a fabulous time and heard three great speeches.  Here is what we learned:

1)  All else equal, when speaking outside, one must speak a fair degree louder than compared to an inside location.

2)  Just because the lecturn starts in the shade, does not mean it will stay in the shade!

3)  Buses, cars, and other vehicles going by are louder than one would otherwise imagine.  Plan to be interrupted by engines.

4)  Landscapers may be working in the area.  That means noise from hedge trimmers, blowers, and mowers must be added into the mix.

5)  We loved it so much, we’re going to do it again!  Despite the challenges, everyone came away quite enthusiastic about the meeting format.  It worked.  Being outside definitely worked.

6)  Bring sunglasses.

TerryStacieOutside

GailOutside

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-Wendy Goody

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