Two days. Sixteen hours of solid lecture. Only one of the audience members was a native English speaker...
It went beautifully. I can't explain it. Sitting that long and listening would have put me to sleep. Maybe because the material is so familiar. Not sure. But I am used to mixing the data with the physical application. It works. It makes sense to me.
Andraz said no. "These are tough guys. They train all the time. They don't need more of that. They need to know what they are training for." I wasn't sure, and that was largely because it was a new idea, outside of my comfort zone... which was reason enough to do it.
Sixteen hours. More students the second day than the first as word spread. And all done in a University lecture hall with state of the art AV equipment. None of which could I run by myself, since my Slovene, even after five days is pretty much limited to 'please' 'thank you' 'good' (although I may have accidentally told a waitress she was pretty while trying to say the coffee was good) and 'hello.'
This picture was before the first day's lecture. I definitely should have packed the tweed jacket with the leather elbows.
First day was Violence Dynamics and Context of Violence. Second day was Conflict Communications (including the specialty modules on Crisis Communication with the Mentally Ill and Emotionally Disturbed; and Violence) and "Logic of Violence". The feedback has been excellent.
Who knew using just words could work?
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