At the 3rd Annual New York City Vegetarian Food Fest
My 45-minute speech at this event went very well and seemed to be well-received. It took place in a fairly small area that seated only about 60 people; but a standing-room-only crowd filled up the back of the room. Unfortunately, there was no video of my talk.
Some of the people that I invited missed my presentation primarily because of a huge line outside waiting to get in. Apparently, there must’ve been a fire code restriction whereby they could only admit a few people at a time as others left. My friends told me that they spent a full hour in that general admission line.
My Presentation. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to work out a plan for how I would tell my message to a younger audience—like 6th grade through high school and college. So I created what I call my “Graduation Day” speech and it is what I will use when asked to speak at junior high, high school or college graduations.
I began by asking myself this question, “What things do they not teach in school—that we all really need to know? I thought of three crucial subjects. Can you imagine anything more important than these?
- Dating. How to increase your odds of marrying the right person the first time
- Parenting. How to best raise children to become productive, responsible citizens
- Eating. How to consume an optimal diet—for our health, the environment, the other critters and for the longterm sustainability of the human species
Since I am no expert on the first two, my presentation will focus on #3—and it can be tailored to suit any audience who eats food—ages 12 and up. Here is the cover page from my PowerPoint deck of 50 slides. I titled it “Food Math 101” and filled it with everything you need—to enjoy your own “blinding flash of the obvious” in a 45-minute presentation. See PDF of the entire presentation below.
- Earlier blog. Graduation Day—An Essential “Top 10 List” for Life
- My entire Power Point Presentation in PDF Some of it is just an outline, so you’ll need to attend the presentation for a full understanding of the message.
One more thing. Although I said that I was no expert on the “Dating” and “Parenting” topics earlier; I will have to say that I am extremely proud of how my children (ages 33 and 39) have become very well-adjusted and responsible adults and parents. Maybe their mother had more to do with that than I did.
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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