12-28-2005, 01:38 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
I don't think you're nitpicking at all, Tim. It's incumbent on the "presenter" to make sure that his talk is organized, accurate, and informative. There should be some minimum advance prep work and research done.
At this stage, though, I see the presenter's role as that of leader of the discussion. His talk should set the table for an open Q & A. After his talk, he should open things up to the Group, I think, and make sure that the discussion remains focused.
As the Club grows, the format of these talks will evolve. Right now it's important that everyone comes away with good, basic plant growing knowledge.