[oclug] (OT) April 6 meeting
mjroy2416 at rogers.com
Mon Apr 12 08:07:10 EDT 2004
Love your comments.
On April 12, 2004 01:18 pm, Brett Delmage wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Ian! D. Allen wrote:
> > Help teach the conductor how to conduct; don't chastise the orchestra.
> That's easy for you to say as a 'professional speaker' -- a teacher. Not
> all potential OCLUG presenters have your experience of being paid to speak
> to an audience every day. ;-)
> I agree with the original comments that there is a level of ignorance
> and/or rudeness at OCLUG that detracts from many presentations and perhaps
> scares speakers away. Nothing new for years.
> Is it really asking too much for a sign to be put on the door before
> people arrive for the meeting, reminding them of etiquette, and for the
> meeting host to remind everyone how to contribute to the meeting, and not
> distract from it? Many theatres are doing this now before a presentation
> This might be considered a benefit of being an OCLUG member: "Audience
> training." Most of us will be in the position of "listener" rather than
> "speaker" far more of the time. If OCLUG members can be helped to listen
> well they will have gained another valuable life skill that can serve them
> for many years.
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