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    • 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
      • Table
      • Water
      • Writing Implements
      • Adjust Podium (if needed)
      • Amplification (microphone, speakers, etc.)
    • General Preparation Tips
      • Arrive early;
      • 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.
    • Presentation By
      Empress Tarr
    • Tale Of The Harrowing Perch
      By: Nora “The Empress” Tarr
      The End!