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October 31, 2005



Hi Chris. Thanks for your input and glad you had a good time. Firstly, we ran the panel this way because last year we did it the way you suggested (with each panel member answering the same question, one after another) and a) it took ages, b) there were some disagreements amongst panel members which confused the audience, and c) we didn't get through many questions! Also, this year some panelists said they would only do it this way, so you can see our hands were tied!

As for your latter suggestion, I like the thinking outside the box, except, people would think they were missing out if they were listening to one answer and not hearing the others.. or have I got you wrong?! I can't see any other way around it, but am very happy to find one if possible! Running a panel is tricky at the best of times. I'm all for improving it if possible.
Cheers, Karen

Chris Sims

What a wonderful event and so many lovely people. I did not know much about eating raw before the festival but my eyes have certainly been opened and have already introduced much more living food into my diet.
Thanks to all that helped to make such a successful event.
I will say that the question and answer session with the panel of guests could have been more productive. It would have been nice to hear each question answered by all the panel members.
It may have been a good idea to have had all the panelists sitting in different parts of the hall to take advantage of so much knowledge. People could have gone to each individual panelist thus utilising 9 hours of knowledge, rather than one and a half hours i.e 5 people were not answering whilst the other panelist answered. Just an idea.
Thanks again.

neil porter

Sounds like something I should have been at. I imagine a few other folks are thinking the same thing as well.
I can't really moan to myself too much though as I am booked on to your first weekend for beginners course in a few weeks, and I think that will be a great place to start as well.

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