I recently visited Storrington Camera Club again, to present my second talk to them. It went down very well, and I greatly appreciated my audience who were interested, engaged and responsive. Having been presenting my talks since 2012, I’ve lost count of the number I have now delivered, but I’ve observed over time that some audiences are much better than others. I have been to a few clubs where people have sat in stony silence, barely laughing at the amusing comments I make, essentially just not responding or giving anything back. I always do the best that I can, but it’s certainly much harder work with the latter type and I usually come away feeling exhausted rather than exhilarated.
Storrington were the exact opposite, so much so that I thanked them all at the end of my talk. Here’s the review by Chris West which made my day: