This isn't me!
I gave a presentation at ARSC years back and felt I completely failed. I
had lots of interesting slides but a public speaker I'm not. I wrote and
then spoke the presentation, taped it and then transcribed it (with
corrections). Then I practiced it till I was comfortable with it. When
presentation time came I got so nervous I ended up reading the damn
thing and even bored myself! It's a good thing I didn't get up there
with no notes at all. Sheesh!
What gets me is I'm not a bad extemporaneous speaker and my tang usually
doesn't get tungled in my eyeteeth when speaking with friends, but I'm a
flop at prepared public presentations. And that despite the fact I was a
professional musician for years.
I really do appreciate those that are good at it, though.
On 11/16/2013 1:31 AM, Don Cox wrote:
> On 16/11/2013, David Lewis wrote:
>> There is a certain frequent poster on this list whom I like
>> personally, and I like as a writer and historian very well. But as a
>> contributor to this list he is a different person -- something of a
>> boor. We have lost subscribers owing to this.
>> He is insulting the very basis of the core, central function of ARSC
>> -- the annual meeting. And some of you are so busy kissing his rump
>> that you will not stand up for what we all hold dear.
>> "Frequently the slides are the script." That's the best you can do???
>> I'm done with this list, Over and out.
> When I give a lecture, the slides are the script. I would never write
> out a full script and read from it.
> I might have a few dates and numbers on a piece of paper in case they
> slip my mind.