A trip to speak at a women’s convention in the Quad Cities was a highlight of this winter’s speaking circuit. The first evening’s event was not for women only, and one of the attendees had invited her son, who is enrolled in community college, to attend the evening event with her. They represented a family farm that had attended many of my sessions over the years. The old professor did not let the young man off the hook! I gave him an assignment to complete during their nearly two hour drive home that evening. His assignment was to come up with 10 perspectives from my speech and give them to mom to turn in when she returned the next morning. As he left the convention that evening, I was not sure if he would follow thru on my request, but, sure enough, first thing the next morning, mom came beaming in with a smile on her face carrying a written list. Here is a quick summary from this millennial student.
This mom should be very proud of her son. I hope he appreciates her driving extra hours so he could receive some food for thought.
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