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What I, a Cynical Techie, Learned From a Drama Coach

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KB3001
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KB3001   8/24/2013 3:39:56 PM
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Thanks for the blog Mark. Public presentations whether technical or not are a "performance" after all, and actors are masters of the trade so it's hardly surprising they have a lot to teach us techies in this regard.

PS. Perhaps some readers would be interested in the cost of the course. Would you care to share this information?

 

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MarkPitchford   8/24/2013 1:34:58 PM
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Yes, I think confidnce is a big part of it. That's easy to say, of course and we'd all be confident if it was a purely logical decision to be confident. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of a course like this is that it gives practical issues to focus on which means that you feel more in control.

I give quite a lot of presentations and training courses and already feel that I do them better. I'm not best placed to say whether that is true, of course!

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David Ashton   8/24/2013 5:47:00 AM
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Mark, sounds like you had a lot of fun and learned something too.  I did a course not long ago on "Training and Assessment" and also got to improve my presentation skills.   I don't know if I'll ever be good - some people just seem born to it - but I also learned a lot.  Unfortunately I have not had too many opportunities to put it into practice, but being a confident presenter is a great skill to have.

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