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What a great team match this has been.Congratulations to both teams for the efforts put forth.
Nice deal Chuck. I guess the unexpected guests probably added some extra stress. Mine speech went fine. I wasn't really nervous once I got up there, but my hand gestures were horrible (or rather non-existent lol). That's just not who I am, and every move is forced...except for the involuntary fidgeting.
Chuck, it sounds like the class went very well, nice job.
Although, to those scientist folks among us - the edge of space is tecnically 62 miles - still amazing - Chuck
All, Felix - is going to jump, free-fall, from edge of outer-space tomorrow - 23 miles straight down - he will break the sound barrier, he will be falling over 600 miles an hour - I really do not know how this guy is not going to pass out - His bravery is amazing - think perhaps his brain may be the size of a walnut!!
Jon, went well - had a few "unexpected guests" join in (messed with me for a second or two) - directors of the program and various professors - guess they want to see how the "rookie" did with the executives. Yes, interesting class - I find it amazing that we can do transactions faster and faster, yet, we still have no real information. Your advice was a personal game changer for me - I read several times before my lecture and will read prior to every "conversation" I have in the future - Thank you very much . Elizabeth - How did it go - wanting to know Chuck
It's an introduction speech about myself.
I'm sure you will each do very well. Chuck, your class sounds very interesting. Elizabeth, what topic are you speaking on?
Alright! And thanks. :)
Elizabeth - let me know how it goes - you hang in there - just do it!! Chuck
I'm giving it this Monday, and I'm going to try to keep Jon's advice in mind. :)
Elizabeth - how did your "introduction" speech go?
Elizabeth - I received word a few days ago that I am going to be teaching "Executive MBA" class on the merits of data modeling in the morning - Have never taught that level - little tight to say the least - I printed out Jon's advice and will read the minutes prior to my lecture - it is good advice - :o)
Good point Jon. I know that's the way it's supposed to be, but it's hard to disregard the fact that a whole room full of people is staring at you... lol Yes, they're supposed to just be listening to the speech, but there's almost certainly some that are critiquing your looks and hand gestures.
Jon, you are very wise - nice wisdom - Chuck
If I can make a suggestion, because I have to public-speak quite often. The reason that a speaker can get nervous is if he/she imagines that the spotlight is on him/her. Actually it's not. The spotlight is on the content of the speech, and the manner in which that content is presented. If, as a speaker, you can decouple yourself from the actual content, then you can almost enjoy the presentation as a spectator, or more specifically as a magnifying glass, that focuses the attention of the audience on the content of the speech, rather than the speaker.
Yeah, I guess that's probably the main problem with it...
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