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Steeped in heritage dating back to
1792, this area includes picturesque
small towns with tree-lined streets.
Tour the historic First Congregational
Church in Mount Pleasant and enjoy
family attractions like Kannapolis
Intimidator baseball games.
Cabarrus Co., N.C.
F A I T H & Y O U T H
Advice For Youth Events
The "Southern Soul Capital," Shreveport is a place where
elements of blues, country, rock 'n roll and gospel came together
to create a unique sound and culture. This heritage is on display
at music venues, restaurants, historic sites and at special
festivals, such as the Labor Day Southern Soul Blues Fest.
Historic landmarks include the Old Galilee Baptist Church, the
Antioch Baptist Church, and the Oakland Cemetery, listed on the
National Register of Historic Places and dating back to 1842.
I've spoken for several future groups at hotels and other facilities.
They are a little trouble—I gotta admit that when a youth myself I
dropped small water balloons from the roof of the Dinkler Plaza, then
one of Atlanta's fine hotels.
But my best advice is to get presenters who are known to be good
at speaking for youth. It is a different audience. Make sure that the
size of the room fits the size of the audience—and as I can testify—
make sure that adults of authority are scattered among the audience
to maintain a businesslike atmosphere. ■
By Professional Speaker Ralph Hood