As part of the gig this last weekend at Author Fest, I was told that I would have a ‘moderator’ for my presentations. I thought this was odd because it wasn’t a panel, it was a presentation. I said as much and was told:
“Sorry to confuse you. You’re presenting solo (as far as I know). We just use moderators to assist the presenter with keeping the presentations in under the time allotment with gentle reminders about time left, running to get more copies of handouts (if necessary), introducing the presenter by reading their bio, crowd control, etc. Stuff like that.”
Then, it was further expanded to explain to me that the moderator was there to do whatever the presenter needed them to do. I decided to tease my moderator on facebook by saying:
Of course, I was making the ‘rock star’ joke. “I only want green M&M’s!” I chose purple cuz I figured they don’t exist. Well, I was wrong. And when I got to Manitou Springs, guess what was waiting for me?
You guessed it – a pound of purple M&M’s. Lest you think they are some sort of knock-off, let me show you a close up:
To say I was amused would be an understatement. 🙂