The making of this Money Talks presenter starts with little or no fear of public speaking. Sometimes I think I was born on a stage or behind a pulpit. I’ve performed Christian themed pantomime dramas before thousands of people (not all at one time) and on occasion stood in for my pastor at church. Accordingly, if I’m passionate about a topic I can speak on it and there’s no denying that I’m passionate about Laura Gardin Fraser.
The first thing my wife and I did upon our arrival in Chicago for the ANA's World's Fair of Money was to find the room that in a mere 24 hours I'd give my Money Talks presentation. Room #6 was a 30-foot by 41-foot conference room with a large and elaborate chandelier in the center. Against the length of the room near the wall were two long tables separated by a podium. About fifteen feet to the right of the podium (presenter's left) was a large movie screen. In front of the podium there were roughly 75 chairs arranged in rows with a center aisle. We were both generally impressed with the room and if I thought about it I might have been a little overwhelmed. However, with lots to see and do at the World's Fair of Money it never occurred to me.