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Hi Robert;

Good questions.
On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 11:07 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, William Case wrote:
> 
> > Hi;
> >
> > This question is good for one day only.
> >
> > I am giving a talk tonight to about 20 people about Linux.  All of
> > them will be Windows users and all will be very non-tech.
> 
>   you need to be more informative here.  what kind of people are
> these?

They are friends and members of a non-computer group I belong to.  I
have talked to them about my adventures with Linux.  They asked that I
take 10 - 12 minutes at the next meeting (tonight) to tell them about
Linux.  The group is a Toastmasters group, but the speech is by request
not because it is an assigned project.  I want to do it right.

> 
> * just windows users who are curious about linux?  or,
> 
Yes.  The audience is split between people in their mid-20s to mid-30s
and those over 50 years of age.


> * possible clients that you're trying to convince to use linux?
> 
>   that makes a big difference in how you should slant your talk, i
> would think.
> 
Yes it does make a big difference.  Who knows what the future holds?

>   put another way, once your talk is over, does it affect you or your
> pocketbook in any way whether you've convinced anyone?  :-)
> 
No.  Not in a short-term concrete way.  Although I am building myself a
bit of a guru reputation with my peers (the over 50 part of the group)
--undeserved as that may be-- which for vanity reasons I would like to
keep.

-- 
Regards Bill


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