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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default Stagefright, anyone?

    Stagefright, anyone?

    I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.

    Not me...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtvD1DZxcMc

    Andy

  2. #2
    Dimitri Guest

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    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Stagefright, anyone?
    >
    > I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.
    >


    In over 40 years of conducting meetings I never ever did not have a bit of
    schpilkas. I think a bit of freight is healthy. IMHO it helps one to be
    prepared.

    Dimitri


  3. #3
    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    On 10/24/2011 11:03 AM, Dimitri wrote:
    > In over 40 years of conducting meetings I never ever did not have a bit
    > of schpilkas. I think a bit of freight is healthy. IMHO it helps one to
    > be prepared.


    Yep... preparation is the key. I sometimes do comedy routines in front
    of groups on cruise ships... and every once in a while, I fill in at
    church and do the sermon, etc. I played a lot of music when I was a kid
    so I think that helped me get used to being in front of a crowd.

    I was also one of those kids who liked being on the debate team.... and
    did extemporaneous speaking.

    I'm just a ham at heart. <vbg>

    George L



  4. #4
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Stagefright, anyone?
    >>
    >> I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.
    >>

    >
    > In over 40 years of conducting meetings I never ever did not have a
    > bit of schpilkas. I think a bit of freight is healthy. IMHO it helps
    > one to be prepared.



    Dimitri,

    It wasn't a planned thing. Fearless Leader asked if there were any
    announcements. I briefly addressed my bird club to pass on an exciting
    upcoming two day TV event.

    Strange thing about it was I knew the entire membership for years. It was
    just that "all eyes are on me" don't screw up feeling. At the hawkwatch
    at the park, an informal daily gathering during the fall migration or
    other social events, it's never an issue.

    Best,

    Andy

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    On Oct 23, 5:54*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Stagefright, anyone?
    >
    > I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.
    >
    > Not me...
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtvD1DZxcMc
    >
    > Andy


    Presenting to a group is acting. It's not like talking to another
    individual person.

    John Kuthe...

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Oct 23, 5:54*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> Stagefright, anyone?
    >>
    >> I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.
    >>
    >> Not me...
    >>
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtvD1DZxcMc
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Presenting to a group is acting. It's not like talking to another
    > individual person.



    John,

    I'd agree!

    I didn't have anything prepared or rehearsed.

    I got myself "spur of the moment" blind sided!

    Best,

    Andy

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    Bull Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Stagefright, anyone?
    >
    > I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.
    >
    > Not me...
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtvD1DZxcMc
    >
    > Andy


    Well you certainly must have gotten over it. You are always the stooge
    on the stage here. Your lack of and need for attention is sorta pitiful!

    BULLSrule

  8. #8
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    On 10/24/2011 11:03 AM, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >> Stagefright, anyone?
    >>
    >> I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.
    >>

    >
    > In over 40 years of conducting meetings I never ever did not have a bit
    > of schpilkas. I think a bit of freight is healthy. IMHO it helps one to
    > be prepared.
    >


    I thought "schpilkas" meant something like "ants in the pants" an
    inability to sit still.


    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  9. #9
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    On 10/24/2011 11:25 AM, George Leppla wrote:
    > On 10/24/2011 11:03 AM, Dimitri wrote:
    >> In over 40 years of conducting meetings I never ever did not have a bit
    >> of schpilkas. I think a bit of freight is healthy. IMHO it helps one to
    >> be prepared.

    >
    > Yep... preparation is the key. I sometimes do comedy routines in front
    > of groups on cruise ships... and every once in a while, I fill in at
    > church and do the sermon, etc. I played a lot of music when I was a kid
    > so I think that helped me get used to being in front of a crowd.
    >
    > I was also one of those kids who liked being on the debate team.... and
    > did extemporaneous speaking.
    >
    > I'm just a ham at heart. <vbg>



    I took a 5 day course when I worked at a large financial institution on
    how to talk to groups and make presentations. I found it very helpful
    when making presentations.

    I still get a little stage fright when I'm in a play. AAMOF, I'm going
    to try out for a small part at the local community theater this year.
    It's been a while since my last acting "job" :-)



    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  10. #10
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:01:29 -0500, Janet Wilder
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 10/24/2011 11:03 AM, Dimitri wrote:
    >>
    >> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:Xns[email protected]..
    >>> Stagefright, anyone?
    >>>
    >>> I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.
    >>>

    >>
    >> In over 40 years of conducting meetings I never ever did not have a bit
    >> of schpilkas. I think a bit of freight is healthy. IMHO it helps one to
    >> be prepared.
    >>

    >
    >I thought "schpilkas" meant something like "ants in the pants" an
    >inability to sit still.


    Shpilkes - Pins and needles


  11. #11
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?


    "John Kuthe" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    > Presenting to a group is acting. It's not like talking to another
    > individual person.
    >
    > John Kuthe...



    I never thought of it as acting. That would give me stage freight. I've
    talked in front of large groups for various reasons and talked to them the
    same as to an individual. Just more eye contact as you move around the
    audience.

    Speak with authority and people will think you are one of authority.




  12. #12
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Stagefright, anyone?
    >>>
    >>> I did once talking to an audience of 200. Darn near losst my tongue.
    >>>

    >>
    >> In over 40 years of conducting meetings I never ever did not have a
    >> bit of schpilkas. I think a bit of freight is healthy. IMHO it helps
    >> one to be prepared.

    >
    >
    > Dimitri,
    >
    > It wasn't a planned thing. Fearless Leader asked if there were any
    > announcements. I briefly addressed my bird club to pass on an exciting
    > upcoming two day TV event.
    >
    > Strange thing about it was I knew the entire membership for years. It was
    > just that "all eyes are on me" don't screw up feeling. At the hawkwatch
    > at the park, an informal daily gathering during the fall migration or
    > other social events, it's never an issue.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    There are a gazillion tricks and most of them will work to one degree or
    another. IMHO the most important aspect is confidence in the correctness of
    your information as well as clarity of thought or focus.

    Dimitri


  13. #13
    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Stagefright, anyone?

    George Leppla wrote:
    > Dimitri wrote:
    >
    >> In over 40 years of conducting meetings I never ever did not have a bit
    >> of schpilkas. I think a bit of freight is healthy. IMHO it helps one to
    >> be prepared.


    I've read stories that fear of public speaking is more common than fear
    of death.

    > Yep... preparation is the key. I sometimes do comedy routines in front
    > of groups on cruise ships... and every once in a while, I fill in at
    > church and do the sermon, etc. I played a lot of music when I was a kid
    > so I think that helped me get used to being in front of a crowd.


    To me it's the practice that makes it no longer be intimidating. I
    have friends who have joined Toastmasters to prepare for big
    presentations. When I joined the Masons there was a list of reasons.
    Practice at public speaking and practice at dressing formal were not at
    the top of the list of reasons but they were in the top 10.

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