I belong to an RCIA group and we always have a discussion on different topics when we meet. I truly enjoy the style of sharing information with eachother and our RCIA teacher is there for us to ask pertinent questions.
Some evenings are really interesting when almost everybody has something to say.
Tonight our teacher has to attend a meeting so she is having a church lady give us a lecture tonight instead of having our discussion group.
This lady called me and told me that she plans to speak for one or two hours straight because she has so much to teach us.
She doesn’t want us to have our usual discussion because it will take time away from what she has to teach us.
I told the church lady that last time when she gave a lecture she went so fast with her information that I really didn’t get it.
She said she had to gear her lecture to the group and not to just one person which is me. It didn’t hurt my feelings at all.
My main concern is that the lecture will be boring for me because she doesn’t want us to stop her and clarify what she is talking about. She says she has so much to teach us that she has to go as fast as she can. She said to save our questions for next week.
My main question is… what are the best techniques should be used in giving a lecture? I told her she needs to slow down a bit so we can ponder the information she is giving us.
My main fear is just to tune her out because she wants to talk about too many subjects in two hours.
I learn better by having a group discussion.
The only think I can do is to tell the church lady and the group that I plan to leave after one hour. I plan to sit near the door so when the time is up I can leave.