Of course Prudence said yes when asked to give a speech on kitchen gardens. (One of her favourite topics.)
So she read and researched all over the internets, thought hard about themes and attention spans.
Fully prepared and a little nervous, she arrived to find...
... one person in the hall. This swelled (eventually) to 12 people. There were a lot of empty seats.
By the time it was Prudence's time to speak, one gentleman in the back was asleep.