Yes I think so, and thanks!!!
We always have a pretty good time at the presentations ....Uhhhhhh, I mean the "Educational Based Sales Presentation".
We always make a new friend or two, and we are NEVER confrontational or fixated on "taking down" the sales rep.
We are mildly inquisitive and excessively congenial.
As a long-time TUG member of 25 years now, and a certified participant in the ongoing "Continuing Ed" program that it offers for pennies,
AND having checked in daily for so long, I do pay attention to the sage advice by so many t/s gurus, and store that away for a rainy day.
Because of that fine tutelage I've been receiving, I do sometimes think that most presentations are analogous to a boxing match where WE are the heavyweight
and the host is the middleweight (or lighter). Of course we have certainly met some astute and knowledgeable reps from whom we did enjoy a wonderful morning
and actually learned some great points and came to appreciate some of the suggestions.
So not being "know-it-all" type guests, we show ourselves as we truly are-----a nice friendly couple who likes to travel,
and therefore are simply there to learn. We take the "UPDATE" label literally as offered in the invitation.
We genuinely have that attitude as we go in.
And surprisingly we do learn something new most of the time.
Occasionally it's the opposite, unfortunately, yet we still take away something from that too.....
like repeating a dumb point doesn't sway me even on the second or third try, even if they underline it and add a star.....
At that point we kindly exit stage left.