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10-25-2005, 12:45 PM
I am teaching a class at a store (not a health food store) toninght. Most of the people coming have no idea what they have signed up for. What should I teach them with out scaring them?
10-25-2005, 12:46 PM
What did you sign up to teach?
10-25-2005, 01:06 PM
I know what food I am teaching them (sweets and of the pumpkin kind, pumpkin do-nut holes and pumpking smootie) what I dont know is how much do I tell them about raw food.
10-25-2005, 01:26 PM
Well, is what you are making raw? If so, tell a bit about yourself then open it up for questions and answers. I just did what was supposed to be a 2-hour presentation ~ no prep at all ~ about raw and on the way wondering what I was possibly thinking. 2 hours on raw? Well, the questions led to experiences from myself and others. If someone says they've "tried" raw, ask their experience; ask where everyone is on their path ~ whatever it may be. Engage them. Ask them why they are there. What did they expect to get out of that time with you. When you are close to being done, ask what they DID get out of it. Most of all, have fun!
Helen Of Tennessee
10-25-2005, 01:47 PM
Like Revvell said, make it fun.
Since your theme is the pumpkin, I would share why making these pumpkin treats are so good and healthier for them. Share how when they don't cook the pumpkin that the enzymes are still alive and share briefly what the enzymes do for you. I wouldn't go into a lot of detail or even other parts of eating raw, unless they start asking questions. Then you'll have your lead in to the Raw Diet. But if there are no questions in that direction, I would just share how great these uncooked pumpkin treats are. You're planting a seed plus I don't think you'll scare any of them :)
Hope it goes well. Report back, Nadhirrah.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
10-25-2005, 02:09 PM
Also, be yourself.
If you are normally outgoing and funny, then be that.
If you are normally more quiet and professionaly, then be that.
Whatever you do, just be yourself, talk to them just like you would to any good friend who asked you to tell them a little about making a pumpkin smoothie.
Start with the food, then go to the kind of appliance you use and why, then tell about the spices, and the substitutions they can make i.e. pumpkin, or squash, or vanilla or almond, allspice or not, or pumpkin pie spice or all the spices separate. And talk about why YOU like it, how easy it is to prepare.
About the nutrients, (if it is a nutrient based class) like others have said, it depends on the purpose of the class.
Are you trying to promote a book you wrote? or an appliance? or the pumpkins? then make sure what every your sponsor is selling is promoted.
Assuming that you are doing this for a sponsor, or store, or whatever.
Also, make it fun, if insurance is not a factor, let someone come up and help you, either cut stuff, measure stuff, especially if there are children there, they love to help.
have someone pass out samples, engaging the audiance is always a good thing.
Pick the people who are in the front row, they are there because they like to be up front. Or anyone who has asked questions.
leave the people in the back row alone, they are usually shy or challengers. (a little seminar insight for yah)
HAVE FUN, most of all.
Sharon in Colorado
10-25-2005, 03:15 PM
I would teach them what they came to see. If they came to see pumpkin recipes, that's what I would do. Then if someone asked if you had a recipe for pumpkin bread, you might have the opportunity to share if the time si right.
10-26-2005, 10:22 AM
for those of you who would like to know the class went very well. I had about 25 people there and only 3-5 people knew what raw food is. And I will be teaching at the store in Dec.
10-26-2005, 03:55 PM
I really want to know where you got the dancing banana.
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