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I had a similar feeling when I presented at Deaf Studies Today 10. But
you never know who you might have resonated with and what the positive
consequences might eventually be!

On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Charles Butler
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> Well, I presented the workshop but I felt that I fell on my face for the
> following reasons:
> 1) Too much information, too little time.
> 2) Lack of vocabulary, all of the attendees were interpreters AND teachers
> of the deaf, and my vocabulary was inadequate to the task.  I should have
> asked for help from KJ or another interpreter at the beginning.
> 3) I got positive responses from a couple of people, but the most common one
> was "how many people IN OHIO are using this system", "why should MY students
> have to learn anything else?"  Half of them maybe "got it" but the others
> just kept with questions.
> 4) I should have simply linked to the website and gone from there as the
> website is informative, answers most of the common questions, and I could
> have had a Deaf Advocate actually talking to the group.
> Lessons learned, but I feel very small and inadequate right now.
> Charles Butler
>



-- 
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College