MC introduction of Neal Petersen
Will everyone please stand.
If you have been on a boat of any kind (such as a cruise ship, sailboat, naval vessel, canoe, anything that floats), remain standing, everyone else – please sit down.
If you have stayed overnight on a boat, remain standing – everyone else please sit down.
If you have spent more than a week on a boat, remain standing – everyone else please sit down.
If you have crossed an ocean by boat, remain standing.
If you have spent 9 months at sea, racing 27,000 miles around the world solo, via the Southern Ocean with its notorious storms, in a vessel you built yourself – remain standing.
Our next speaker did just that! Let us begin with a short video.
Emcee exits stage.……….
********PLEASE NOTE – the person introducing Neal will not say – welcome Neal Petersen – they will introduce the video – “first we will see a short video and then you will meet this incredible man.”
The video actually introduces Neal and when it ends (2 minutes long) Neal walks onto the stage from the back of the room carrying his treasure chest.