10.31.2007

The many moods of presentations




Bluh Phase: not excited about prospect of presentation. Not excited about power point. Not excited by the amount of times I'll mumble "uhhh" instead of accepting a small amount of silence and making eye contact. Not excited about flight in the the wee hours of the morning, nor slow drive in traffic, nor navigating the ginormous campus where said presentation shall take place.



Ass Kicking Phase
Hells yes, I'm excited! I'm gonna kick this presentation's ass! Clear voice, eye contact, no "uhhs" or "like", etc. etc. etc. Accolades will flow, epic poems dedicated to my genius shall pass down to posterity, and I'll get me some swag.

I can use the flight in the wee hours and impending traffic jam to my advantage! Huzzah! I'm a presentation maniac!


Perhaps somewhere in between these two extremes would be best.

6 comments:

boxfactoryboy said...

Remember to breath grasshopper. Slow down and remember if they can read it on the powerpoint why would you read it to them too? You will do fine. Pick members of the audience and speak to them.
Focus on them. Course remember to switch frequently. The key is know your stuff. That will give you the confidence to do a good job. Good luck, you can do it!

milly said...

You ARE a presentation maniac, and one that loves fritos. That's a winning and powerful combo in my book. Knock 'em dead. Or, just wow them into an amazed stupor.

kungfuramone said...

I'm sorry to shout, but...

DO YOU REALIZE HOW FRIGGIN' METAL YOU LOOK IN THOSE PICTURES?!

HOLY BLACK BLEEDING SABBATH, DUDE!!!!

Hail satan. That is all.

Matto said...

The sepia tone rocks. I dig the long hair too.

Trust in Steel said...

A look of gloomy intensity that burns enough to pierce the veiled recesses of the most fortified of souls. Well Done!

Rachel said...

love the photos. And I'm digging the hair, I always thought your blond curly thing was pretty, and it's even better with more of it. :) ditto to KFR.