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Prowler
03-13-2017, 02:09 PM
Some are fine with it while others find it daunting. Where do you fall in on the scale?

I'm not a huge fan of it if I'm doing all by myself. If it's a group presentation than it's fine, but just me? Bleh. It's fine if I'm talking to a group of people I already know and am comfortable around, however. But I don't look forward to a possible day where I'll have to speak to a bunch of strangers at an auditorium for like an hour.

Andrew NDB
03-13-2017, 02:13 PM
Some are fine with it while others find it daunting. Where do you fall in on the scale?

I'm not a huge fan of it if I'm doing all by myself. If it's a group presentation than it's fine, but just me? Bleh. It's fine if I'm talking to a group of people I already know and am comfortable around, however. But I don't look forward to a possible day where I'll have to speak to a bunch of strangers at an auditorium for like an hour.

Horrifying.

TheSkeletonMan939
03-13-2017, 02:14 PM
America's number one fear is apparently public speaking. Who knew?

I for one am usually fine with it, even though I have a horrible tendency to trip over my words so much of the time.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 02:15 PM
Horrifying.
Really? I had a feeling you'd not struggle at it. Maybe it's the way you come across on the forums.

Powder
03-13-2017, 02:17 PM
I perform music on stage, but that's a bit different. You can kinda mask your anxiety with your movements. But I have given speeches before too, wasn't thaaat bad. I dunno.

Andrew NDB
03-13-2017, 02:19 PM
Really? I had a feeling you'd not struggle at it. Maybe it's the way you come across on the forums.

I don't really struggle, I just really dread the very idea of it.

plastroncafe
03-13-2017, 02:22 PM
"I saw a thing, actually a study that said:
speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person.
I found that amazing.
Number two, was death.
Death is number two?
This means, to the average person, if you have to be at a funeral,
you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy." - Jerry Seinfeld

I'm far more comfortable public speaking if I'm super well-versed in what I'm speaking about. Which is good, considering I make a living speaking in public.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 02:25 PM
I perform music on stage, but that's a bit different. You can kinda mask your anxiety with your movements. But I have given speeches before too, wasn't thaaat bad. I dunno.
I remember Lemmy from Motorhead saying that he usually position the mic in a way that forced him to look up and not face the crowd directly. He said it made him mroe comfortable.

As for music, well I dunno, if you play at parties at clubs and such it will be a bit dark for you to see the audience, no? They'll be too busy partying and drinking rather than looking at the DJ. Like you've said, it's a bit different.
I don't really struggle, I just really dread the very idea of it.
Well, true, the anticipation is way worse than the speaking itself.

MikeandRaph87
03-13-2017, 02:26 PM
I am a high school teacher so I am on a stage every day with an audience of 60 students and have to get up in front of coworkers as a lead teacher.So is an everyday thing with youth to those up to age 60. Sometimes you have to be a little energetic to get points across. Friday to explain imperialism I had two big students follow me around the room acting as muscle and taking students bookbags as a way of explaining imperialism. I am an introvert by nature, but in profession I view it as I act on a stage and have to do things proper to create learning and break the ice for others.

DestronMirage22
03-13-2017, 02:27 PM
I get really nervous talking to one individual. You can probably imagine how I feel talking to a big group of people. :(

Prowler
03-13-2017, 02:29 PM
I am a high school teacher so I am on a stage every day with an audience of 60 students and have to get up in front of coworkers as a lead teacher.So is an everyday thing with youth to those up to age 60. Sometimes you have to be a little energetic to get points across. Friday to explain imperialism I had two big students follow me around the room acting as muscle and taking students bookbags as a way of explaining imperialism. I am an introvert by nature, but in profession I view it as I act on a stage and have to do things proper to create learning and break the ice for others.
Yes, many teachers sorta act in the classroom. Especially when they're dealing with a younger crowd and need kids to listen to them and respect them.

My mom's a teacher, so she says she's used to people looking at her.

CyberCubed
03-13-2017, 02:47 PM
I am a high school teacher so I am on a stage every day with an audience of 60 students and have to get up in front of coworkers as a lead teacher.So is an everyday thing with youth to those up to age 60. Sometimes you have to be a little energetic to get points across. Friday to explain imperialism I had two big students follow me around the room acting as muscle and taking students bookbags as a way of explaining imperialism. I am an introvert by nature, but in profession I view it as I act on a stage and have to do things proper to create learning and break the ice for others.

I still can't picture you as a High School teacher. It just seems really weird to me based on how you post on the forums and how young you are.

Just weird. I can't imagine it.

IndigoErth
03-13-2017, 03:06 PM
I'm in the category of oh hell no.

The #1 thing from school that I do not, and will never, miss.

MikeandRaph87
03-13-2017, 03:24 PM
I still can't picture you as a High School teacher. It just seems really weird to me based on how you post on the forums and how young you are.

Just weird. I can't imagine it.

based on how you post on the forums.

What do you mean by curiosity?

CyberCubed
03-13-2017, 03:40 PM
based on how you post on the forums.

What do you mean by curiosity?

Basically your dialogue and posting structure. It doesn't resemble that of a professional teacher. A lot of your posts tend to have spelling errors or not spaced correctly after a period, I'm not sure if it's because you type on a phone or not but it's awkward to read sometimes.

MikeandRaph87
03-13-2017, 03:47 PM
Basically your dialogue and posting structure. It doesn't resemble that of a professional teacher. A lot of your posts tend to have spelling errors or not spaced correctly after a period, I'm not sure if it's because you type on a phone or not but it's awkward to read sometimes.

If you say so. What does a profesional teacher's dialog structure look like? Spacing? Dont see it. I do prefer a keyboard though, for typing purposes but I am on Android now and its easier to reply on it if its forum stuff.

Krutch
03-13-2017, 03:50 PM
I'm actually very good at it from what I've been told.

I'm also utterly terrified of it.

CyberCubed
03-13-2017, 04:03 PM
If you say so. What does a profesional teacher's dialog structure look like? Spacing? Dont see it. I do prefer a keyboard though, for typing purposes but I am on Android now and its easier to reply on it if its forum stuff.

Some people on this forum are teachers, like Cipher if you recall. The way teachers post on forums is as if they're writing essays. They type with etiquette and articulate their points on an almost intellectual level. It's quite fascinating to read from a distance.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 04:08 PM
I had no idea Cipher was a teacher but it does not surprise me at all. He does indeed write very eloquently.

It makes sense considering teachers(well except math, physics and gym ones, I guess) are the type of people who tend to read a lot. It'd be odd if they couldn't write properly.

I mean, think about it, it's quite easy to tell, judging by someone's posts, if they read often or not. Or at least their literacy level. Especially when you engage them in discussions and arguments and take a look at their interpretation and argumentative skills.

I have the nasty habit of going on multiple tangents when I type long posts. :P

IndigoErth
03-13-2017, 04:34 PM
Basically your dialogue and posting structure. It doesn't resemble that of a professional teacher.
What if some people have a professional teacher mode and a slightly more relaxed off the job mode?

Or if someone's area or style of teaching relies far more on their speaking and presentation skills than writing skills, I don't imagine everyone necessarily has to write absolutely perfectly like a college English professor, esp off the job.


MikeandRaph87, your classes sound fun. Wish I'd had classes like that. :)

Cure
03-13-2017, 05:59 PM
I like speaking to groups of people. I demand attention.

MikeandRaph87
03-13-2017, 06:05 PM
I like speaking to groups of people. I demand attention.

Yes, you are the cure to the masses.

FredWolfLeonardo
03-13-2017, 06:09 PM
Used to be terrified of it but now I enjoy it after gradually improving over the years.

We all realize at one point that overthinking the situation in order to make things better, ends up making it all worse.

Many people nowdays are always afraid and conscious of what others think, no wonder they are scared to do something as simple as speaking in public.

MikeandRaph87
03-13-2017, 06:21 PM
What if some people have a professional teacher mode and a slightly more relaxed off the job mode?

Or if someone's area or style of teaching relies far more on their speaking and presentation skills than writing skills, I don't imagine everyone necessarily has to write absolutely perfectly like a college English professor, esp off the job.


MikeandRaph87, your classes sound fun. Wish I'd had classes like that. :)

Quite astute of you. It is true. I am as I said quite the introvert and relaxed yet in the job I am demanding and one to reach to gain interest. Is Cubed really Cubed 24/7/365 on and offline?

So we had to learn Spinning Jinny and Flying Shuttle in the Industrial Revolution. To help differentiate similar inventions I create phrases. John Kay Flying ShuttleCloth. Also, LeatherHead Swims as an acroymn for leather Hargraves, and Spinning Jinny. About 1/3rd of the groups knows who he is so it works. Yes,I made it work so Leatherhead helps 16 year olds learn European History.:tlol: The Industrial Revolution and Imperialism examples are just two examples of the classroom in European History.

Katie
03-13-2017, 06:26 PM
I'm a very comfortable public speaker. Very good at speaking off the cuff to. It's been a very good skill for climbing ladders at work. Its good to be able to do something that others fear.

CyberCubed
03-13-2017, 06:37 PM
Also, LeatherHead Swims as an acroymn for leather Hargraves, and Spinning Jinny. About 1/3rd of the groups knows who he is so it works. Yes,I made it work so Leatherhead helps 16 year olds learn European History.:tlol:y.

I'm surprised High School kids today even know who Leatherhead is, I assume they only know of the Nick cartoon incarnation?

It's hard to believe High School and College teachers these days are now into videogames and cartoons because it's our generation grown up. Back when we were kids all our teachers were old prudes who wouldn't touch videogames or cartoons with a ten foot pole.

Machias Banshee
03-13-2017, 07:34 PM
I'm a very comfortable public speaker. Very good at speaking off the cuff to. It's been a very good skill for climbing ladders at work. Its good to be able to do something that others fear.

You can say that again...

I speak and perform regularly in and out of work. The more you do, the easier it gets. 8) The most important thing is to know your material. If you don't need to look at cue cards, you come off a LOT more natural..

ssjup81
03-13-2017, 07:41 PM
Public speaking…I’m not particularly fond of it, but I think I’m better than when I was a kid. As a kid, I couldn’t even step onto a stage with an empty audience without getting super nervous. I think doing the whole teaching thing has helped me a lot, but it also depends on the audience. If it’s a bunch of stuffy guys in suits with a bunch of serious “we are not amused” looks on their faces will really rattle me. A bunch of kids, no problem.

Powder
03-13-2017, 09:17 PM
As for music, well I dunno, if you play at parties at clubs and such it will be a bit dark for you to see the audience, no? They'll be too busy partying and drinking rather than looking at the DJ. Like you've said, it's a bit different.

Not really, no. It's all eyes on you. I'm not a DJ, not talking about being some dope in the back with a laptop. I'm part of a trio of MC's, we do shows where people come to see us perform. So yeah, it's different, but you're still saying words to an audience of 50-200 people who are staring right at you. You're expected to engage them, you're responsible for their energy level, & if they're snoozin', it's probably your fault.

Prowler
03-13-2017, 09:45 PM
Not really, no. It's all eyes on you. I'm not a DJ, not talking about being some dope in the back with a laptop. I'm part of a trio of MC's, we do shows where people come to see us perform. So yeah, it's different, but you're still saying words to an audience of 50-200 people who are staring right at you. You're expected to engage them, you're responsible for their energy level, & if they're snoozin', it's probably your fault.
Oh damn, rapping seems tough. And not something a guy who stutters at times like me could ever do lol

Do you freestyle and do rap battles as well?

Powder
03-13-2017, 10:09 PM
I used to, but I don't really have the drive for it these days. :tlol:

ProphetofGanja
03-17-2017, 10:21 PM
Basically your dialogue and posting structure. It doesn't resemble that of a professional teacher. A lot of your posts tend to have spelling errors or not spaced correctly after a period, I'm not sure if it's because you type on a phone or not but it's awkward to read sometimes.

Honestly I always just thought he was drunk or typing on a phone, but even then I just can't wrap my mind around what he's trying to say sometimes

What if some people have a professional teacher mode and a slightly more relaxed off the job mode?

Or if someone's area or style of teaching relies far more on their speaking and presentation skills than writing skills, I don't imagine everyone necessarily has to write absolutely perfectly like a college English professor, esp off the job.


MikeandRaph87, your classes sound fun. Wish I'd had classes like that. :)

I mean yeah, there's being relaxed and then there's being intelligible. Sometimes I get text messages from people and I just scratch my head because I have no idea what the **** they were tryng to say.

But props to you MikeandRaph87 for getting the kids involved in class; I see kids in schools through work and I know that so many of them go through the whole day without engaging in their own education. Most of the kids I see can barely even read :ohwell:

BubblyShell22
03-18-2017, 06:38 AM
I always loved public speaking and was never that scared about it. I was in drama club in high school and part of oratoricals so that was a big thing for me. I would probably still be nervous about it, but for the most part, I have always been pretty comfortable with it.

MikeandRaph87
03-18-2017, 07:13 AM
Honestly I always just thought he was drunk or typing on a phone, but even then I just can't wrap my mind around what he's trying to say sometimes



I mean yeah, there's being relaxed and then there's being intelligible. Sometimes I get text messages from people and I just scratch my head because I have no idea what the **** they were tryng to say.

But props to you MikeandRaph87 for getting the kids involved in class; I see kids in schools through work and I know that so many of them go through the whole day without engaging in their own education. Most of the kids I see can barely even read :ohwell:

Who was drunk,Cubed,Cipher, or myself? I ask because I am not familiar with drunken styles as a non-drinker.

This day and age you have to be relaxed or else the job will make you crazy. As for the students,you have to find ways to reach out to them to get results especially since higher ups only care about numbers on standardized test and I find find avenues to get it.

Stephen
03-28-2017, 07:23 AM
Some are fine with it while others find it daunting. Where do you fall in on the scale?

Not that keen on it. We had to do class presentations a few times in college, but fortunately those weren't that frequent.