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I'm Not a Rock Star


I'm Not a Rock Star

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I really enjoyed that trip, although I came home utterly exhausted at the end of it. Worst thing was trying to remember what I had said or not said during any given presentation. But overall, it did reinforce for me, at least for the moment, I'm doing a job I love.

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It's very difficult to give the same presentation over and over and be enthusiastic each time.
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Steve

I could see you in a band. :-)
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OCTom (10/16/2012)
It's very difficult to give the same presentation over and over and be enthusiastic each time.


You got to learn change up your routine and delivery, like the successful comedians do . It can be done dude. :-D

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I used to dream of being a rock star, or at least a full-time musician. But I was too lazy to really work at it. So I became a programmer instead. I'd say it worked out alright.

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Steve,

If you like what you do it is easy to do what you feel should be done. If you love your work it is easier to do what has to be done. If you are passionate about your work you love doing any part of it for it is all fun and exciting.

But if you do the same thing over and over and over a dullness comes that clouds your passion. You have to change it up.

One thing you might do Steve to break the pattern is to sit on a panel that answers questions from the audience. You might want to limit the scope of the questions or have n open microphone session where any question is fair game. It breaks the monotony, keeps you really on your toes and is very educational as to what is out there and what others are finding interesting or challenging.

Again just a thought, but one that might break up the pattern.

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Steve, I think you really need to post some pictures of you in your Rock Star days.
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Miles Neale (10/16/2012)

One thing you might do Steve to break the pattern is to sit on a panel that answers questions from the audience. You might want to limit the scope of the questions or have n open microphone session where any question is fair game. It breaks the monotony, keeps you really on your toes and is very educational as to what is out there and what others are finding interesting or challenging.

Again just a thought, but one that might break up the pattern.

M.


Not a bad idea, but not my choice. The agenda/sessions were given to me.

I have had a bit of a change recently in that I gave 3 different talks the week before the tour started and have 2 new ones to do now.

The tour event, which is by definition, the same talks, is hard for sure, but I do try and work on different talks at different times.

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Steve, I think you really need to post some pictures of you in your Rock Star days.



Ha! Not sure I have any. Those were the days of film, and not a lot of people carried cameras then.

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