Re: Naperville Aftermath

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...>

As I now recall, Martin specifically told me I must have a handout
and that I couldn't charge for it.

I had one and I charged for it.

Most bought one and no one complained to me about having to buy it or
my price. If there were complaints I wish I had heard about them. I
spent more than John Golden on my handouts and ran out so I mailed
out a bunch more later on.

I have also paid others for their handout. Like John, I consider the
handouts to be important and valuable. If a clinic lends itself at
all to a handout, I'd like to have one.

I wouldn't mind paying. No one should go too deeply into their own
pocket for me.

Gene Green
Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso

--- In STMFC@..., Tony Thompson <thompsonmarytony@s...>

John Golden wrote:
Oh yeah--another note. I spent $70.00 and a heck of a
lot of time making 135 quality handouts for my
presentation. Every one of them were distributed to
attendees. I note that many other presenters didn't
bother making or distributing handouts, which, quite
frankly, pisses me off. It's a requirement for
Naperville to have a handout. As Martin says, "It's
John, it's NOT "required" at all, as Martin will tell you,
of course it is very welcome. Not every presentation lends itself
to a
handout. When I have done talks which so lend themselves, I am
happy to
make the effort; other times, a handout doesn't make sense. To say
other speakers "didn't bother" is insulting and may be inaccurate
some cases.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@s...
Publishers of books on railroad history

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