Making Presentations/Skill Sharing

The Institute is a living entity, meaning “it” is US – the women who make it up and whose thinking and energies sustain the project. So when any of us comes to the Institute, it’s important we each bring something to offer to others. Sometimes people underestimate what they have to offer others, women especially under-value what they already know and the work they do. So our time together offers a chance to notice and appreciate what we know, and to share it. This process of presenting what we know we call “Skill-Shares.”

Presentations should be between 5-10 minutes, and they should tell us the: who, what, where, and how, of your project, skill, or other resource.

You can tell us about activist or artistic work in progress, or share a practical skill related to surfing like reading waves, equipment choice, ding repair, traveling with surfboards, treating injuries.

Or offer expertise about best practices in virtually any area. As examples:
— non-profits
— public speaking to promote a project
— effective social media
–effective response to male hostility in the line-up (without ruining your surf day)
— juggling surfing with raising children, having a job, or getting older
–building a group of women to support your project and support you
–report on a particular place and its local women’s history or eco-issue

Use imagination in thinking about what might be useful to a group – this list is suggestive only.