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Hi Ted,

I hope you're going to use that as the title?

'What could go wrong, did go wrong' has got a great ring to it.

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Hi Ted,

I hope you're going to use that as the title?

'What could go wrong, did go wrong' has got a great ring to it.

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I thought that as I wrote it..

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urrrrrrrrrhhhhh I just remembered I'm doing a presentation !!!

Crikey !

I'll defo be coming to this chief! I always look out for your posts on the hubb. Good luck.
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I know it hasn't actually happened, but I just want to say thanks to everyone planning a presentation, I'm full of admiration, I have no idea how you even start thinking about presenting something.

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what did go wrong???

hi ted
maybe you can use this to explain the negative effect alcohol might have on some people.
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maybe you can use this to explain the negative effect alcohol might have on some people.
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hahahaha fantastic !!! I love seeing photos like that !!

What a great memory.




And what negative effects ??????
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Ive just booked and payed looking forward to this one after many happy years at Ripley be good to go some were new
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I know it hasn't actually happened, but I just want to say thanks to everyone planning a presentation, I'm full of admiration, I have no idea how you even start thinking about presenting something.

Sam, this is your cue...
Hi Alexlebrit, that’s it, drop me in it Me presentations? I just stand up on the stage and enjoy myself having a bit of fun with friendly travelling types Are there keys to doing a presentation? I think it’s a bit like getting an overlanding bike ready. What do I mean? Well, a few thoughts...

1) Decide on your trip and then choose the right bike for it - What are you passionate about, and what of those subjects do you think other people will be interested in? In other words, do you have a story to tell or experience to pass on?) Presenters always do so much better when they are talking about things they know, and feel will be of interest to their audience.

2) Work out what kit you’ll really need - Learn how to put a powerpoint presentation together – not hard, even I can do it! Select the shots that have a real point. If you don’t know you are going to need it, don’t take it. Work on one liners for each shot, and a longer anecdote for a shot every so often. That helps you not to lose the track or fall off.

3) Load the bike and test ride it - Practice your presentation out loud at least a dozen times. This will help you learn what doesn’t fit, and what does. Practice also helps you to learn the flow, and not to forget what comes next : )

4) Fully loaded, ride some trails and the worst city traffic you can find - Practice again. The more times you do it in advance, the more relaxed you’ll be on stage and the more fun both you and your audience will have.

5) Ready to go? Getting happy with the the Presentation Crew you’ll be working with. It’s making sure they have run through your presentation too, and making sure that you are on hand to start your presentation in good time. Last minute rushes suck.

And then, ride out and enjoy – well, stand on the stage and have fun with your audience, who all want to enjoy your talk and will be there full of encouragement. That's the beauty of Horizons isn't it.

Going to do one? Story to tell or experience to pass on? Sign up here: Register to Present

And don’t forget the Pecha Kucha presentations. Fun, fast and may well be a great start for someone who has never done a presentation before. You can see what I mean here: Pecha what!?

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Two bits of news mates. The first is that we have new presenters on the page!!! And Ted Simon has just advised that he's going to be over and with us.

And don't forget to pass the word to your mates to get their registrations in soon. There are just 16 days left for people to snag a £20 discount. Hmmm, 6 s worth? Now there's a thought...

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130 Days - Hotel Rooms - Leprechauns

130 days to go and 11 left to book with the £20 discount.

All the on-site hotel rooms have now been taken. If you're looking for nearby alternatives to camping, the Thistle Hotel or Premier Inn at East Midlands Airport are probably your best bets.

The list of presenters has grown again. Norman Magowan, author of Leprechauns in Latin America and Leprechauns in Alaska, will be giving a talk about getting your adventure into print - explaining the process and pitfalls of writing and self-publishing. Plus Jupiter's Traveller, Dom Giles, is going to presenting about the advantages and disadvantages of travelling alone, two-up and in a group.

Also pleased to report that the Land Rover Classic Campers club will be in the HUBB Zone, where Frog Island 4x4 are planning a series of practical demo's.
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Last 4 days for the £20 discounted tickets
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Hi all, I'm a girl riding solo. Last year I went to my first HU event -> the Germany summer meeting. It was great -> lots of friendly people, excellent atmosphere!!! Now I'm considering coming to the UK meeting. I've heard that it's a lot bigger than the Germany meeting. I have some questions... Does the UK meeting also have a friendly spirit? Are there any other girls/women travelling solo and coming to this event? Is it easy to meet people? Are the riders travelling in couples or groups open or are they mostly on their own minding "their own business"? Is it safe? I would love to hear from you all! Thanks, Karolien
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Hi Karolien78:

It's perfectly safe, lots of friendly people with an excellent atmosphere!!! It is a big event and I think that was one of the reasons for the change of venues, to better cater for the increase in numbers.

There are some women that travel solo and will come to the event solo. I've come solo for the last two, but I'm not a woman... It's very easy to meet people, we're all interested in the same thing and usually share in a common worldview.

Maybe Sam, Ian or another HUBB admin could put you in touch with other women travelling solo to Donnington. Or perhaps you could start a solo ladies meet-up thread.

Hope to see you there.

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I can't speak to whether there will be any solo women going (I think he above suggestion's a good one), but on my first HU UK meet, I found everyone to be very friendly and approachable; one of the reason's I'm going again this year! I felt that everything was safe and secure; I have to admit that I was anxious about this before I'd been for the first time. I will be there by myself, and I met many solo travellers.

The atmosphere's going to be excellent! I'm looking forward to the new venue.
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