Tale Of The Harrowing PerchPresentation Transcript
Tale Of The Harrowing Perch By: Nora “The Empress” Tarr
What you are about to hear is a true story Location is set in Dallas, Texas – Summertime – My first travelling training session I spent a week’s pay on my new blue suit, – matching pumps, and a great hairdo. My nickname is “Empress” – let all of this information, set the tone for what follows. Presentation By Empress Tarr
Upon Arrival At The Facility Always check your equipment:
Visual Aids – Projector - Screen
Adjust Podium (if needed)
Amplification (microphone, speakers, etc.)
General Preparation Tips
Assess your room and stage;
Assure comfort in temperature and lighting;
Arrange your presentation materials;
Welcome your audience!
Tips For a Great Presentation
Always put your audience at ease;
Be confident and be comfortable;
Exude energy, and controlled enthusiasm;
Know your material as well as your audience.
so far so good … Well…
The Perch The Perch is a type of pose. It is often-used by skilled presenters. It works well, when used properly, putting your audience at ease. Makes them feel like you are just settling in to chat with them, one-on-one… Instead of standing stiffly at a podium… Or formally lecturing from the stage.
The Perch “Technique” The goal is to appear as if you are lightly seated on the corner of a sturdy… (emphasis on sturdy) table.
The Perch “Technique” Maintain eye contact with your audience… Carefully position one hip on the corner of the table – “perch” yourself on the corner of the table; Lean slightly forward towards your audience, crossing one leg over the other; Maintain excellent posture; Smile warmly and continue speaking. You have successfully executed “the Perch”!
Well,that is what should have happened… my table was one of those lightweight, folding tables Instead… Even my new blue suit, (though I am thankful it was a pant suit) – with my matching pumps, and what was a great hairdo could not save me….
My handouts were jettisoned over my head…
My butt unflatteringly hit the floor…
My glass of water was somehow in my hair…
I now had a birds-eye view of my audience’s knees.
Conclusion Simply put – a woman partially seated on the corner of a light-weight folding table, causes a perfectly scientific, logically, explainable event. The “Perch” fails, leading instead to an undesired – though obvious transition to the “Seesaw”. This ultimately leads to an almost certain, embarrassing, and deeply significant damage to one’s self esteem – at least on a temporary basis.
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Tale Of The Harrowing Perch By: Nora “The Empress” Tarr The End!