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_slavo_ 01.15.2007 08:05 AM

I have a big presentation starting in 4 minutes and I'm scared to death
 
Oh shit, how I hate presenting in front of like 15 people.

I hope I'll survive next 2 hours.

Cross yr fingers for me people.

compulsive diarrhea, jico 01.15.2007 08:06 AM

 

pokkeherrie 01.15.2007 08:08 AM

good luck man.
go drink a glass of water now.

porkmarras 01.15.2007 08:09 AM

good luck _slavo_
 

sonicl 01.15.2007 08:13 AM

You'll be fine, take it from me.

!@#$%! 01.15.2007 09:04 AM

i know this sounds absurd buttake a deep breath and try to enjoy yourself--when you enjoy yourself your audience enjoys too even if all is not perfect. forget perfectionism and just relax and you'll be ok.

Inhuman 01.15.2007 09:11 AM

Good luck with that Slavo. Ugh a drag school started again. I'll be on Gossip all day today, especially since my 4 hour class was cut short to an hour. I hate presentations too, and I'm always too shy to go up.

compulsive diarrhea, jico 01.15.2007 09:13 AM

shit rob, you need the same prescription.

here,
 

Inhuman 01.15.2007 09:22 AM

Thanks Jico, I think I'll always need a little more self confidence :(

fishmonkey 01.15.2007 09:57 AM

Come on the SLAV!!

sock it to em dude. imagine them all naked and stuff.

you'll be fine man, and if you fuck it up remember your still a cool fucker.

_slavo_ 01.15.2007 10:19 AM

Yeah, damn, it went FINE AS FUCK !

And, thanks to you guys. After I had read them couple of replys before the presentation (and taken those pills by jico), I said to myself: what the fuck, it's all just role play anyway.

And I rocked the house pretty much.

Thanks for the boost fellas, this place is of at least some use from time to time.

Really appreciate you all, I'll try to rep you if I can.

_slavo_ 01.15.2007 10:22 AM

I repped Inhuman, sonicl and jico, the others are too damn popular so I couldn't ;-)

Inhuman 01.15.2007 10:42 AM

Glad it went well man! And what, and I not popular enough? ;)

_slavo_ 01.15.2007 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inhuman
Glad it went well man! And what, and I not popular enough? ;)


nope man, just meaning that I COULD actually rep you :o

but y'know how I meant it :rolleyes:

ploesj 01.15.2007 11:09 AM

good it went well :) too bad i haven't read it in time, otherwise i'd have kept my fingers crossed for you too!

_slavo_ 01.15.2007 11:23 AM

Anneke repped as well

noumenal 01.15.2007 11:26 AM

Most of the musicians I know eat bananas when they are nervous before performing. I don't know if it works (seems to), but I've been doing it for a long time. Might be just a placebo effect type thing, but I've eaten them for presentations too.

_slavo_ 01.15.2007 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noumenal
Most of the musicians I know eat bananas when they are nervous before performing. I don't know if it works (seems to), but I've been doing it for a long time. Might be just a placebo effect type thing, but I've eaten them for presentations too.


no, fuck me running, those pills are REAL?

Hell, pills for SELF CONFIDENCE?

What do they contain, cocaine? :D

noumenal 01.15.2007 11:36 AM

Well, I mean actual bananas, the yellow phallic fruit. I usually eat one right before performing--it's a ritual more than anything, I suppose.



 


I've heard people say it's the potassium, but I'm not so sure about that. It's probably just the calming effect of peeling the fruit and the act of masticating the soft flesh probably brings back memories of being fed bananas as a little kid, peanut butter and banana sandwiches and whatnot.

_slavo_ 01.15.2007 11:42 AM

I feel embarassed now.

lalie 01.15.2007 11:43 AM

I need those pills too!
I'm starting my job tomorrow and I'm f*cking anxious about it...
Nice it went well for you slavo.

_slavo_ 01.15.2007 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lalie
I need those pills too!
I'm starting my job tomorrow and I'm f*cking anxious about it...
Nice it went well for you slavo.


go for it lalie. you'll do well.

compulsive diarrhea, jico 01.15.2007 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _slavo_
no, fuck me running, those pills are REAL?

Hell, pills for SELF CONFIDENCE?

What do they contain, cocaine? :D


thanks man, i hope those pills helped you.

it's just a viagra box.:eek: :p haha

Inhuman 01.15.2007 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by compulsive diarrhea, jico
thanks man, i hope those pills helped you.

it's just a viagra box.:eek: :p haha


Yeah, the spammers started advancing and disguise the boxes now

_slavo_ 01.21.2010 02:41 AM

Okay, another one coming up in about an hour.
I hope I'll do okay.

phoenix 01.21.2010 06:08 AM

haha..

what is the presentation for?

_slavo_ 01.21.2010 07:20 AM

It went actually pretty good!
I think I'm already over that terrible stagefright period, I don't have those disturbing feelings prior to my presentations anymore and now I'll be working on the other aspects of what I actually do while giving a presentation, how I act, what gestures I do etc etc. Now I can move forward.

edit for Phoenix: we're a media agency and we cooperate tightly with a creative agency (those are the ones who actually create and visualize ads), so we went there and explained them what we do using examples etc etc, so that they get a bit more understanding of how much time do we need to do stuff and handle their requests.

SYRFox 01.21.2010 08:43 AM

Did you take banana pills beforehand?

_slavo_ 01.21.2010 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SYRFox
Did you take banana pills beforehand?


no, just a redbull, then a latte machiatto and some chocolate.
it helps.

knox 01.21.2010 09:15 AM

are you talking about beta blockers?

_slavo_ 01.21.2010 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knox
are you talking about beta blockers?


elaborate, i don't understand.

knox 01.21.2010 09:21 AM

beta blockers are drugs that i believe were initially designed for certain heart conditions however they have this effect of blocking anxiety, and a lot of live presenters and musicians use them, specially orchestra people i read, because it improves their precision too.

_slavo_ 01.21.2010 09:38 AM

i haven't heard of those.

see, the thing is, when I play music live, i am almost never anxious. it's because I don't need to speak nor sing or anything. I keep silent, I just do my thing.

SYRFox 01.21.2010 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _slavo_
i haven't heard of those.

see, the thing is, when I play music live, i am almost never anxious. it's because I don't need to speak nor sing or anything. I keep silent, I just do my thing.

yeah, that's because you're a pseud

_slavo_ 01.21.2010 09:48 AM

that's right. I like to keep it simple.

knox 01.21.2010 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _slavo_
i haven't heard of those.

see, the thing is, when I play music live, i am almost never anxious. it's because I don't need to speak nor sing or anything. I keep silent, I just do my thing.


i shit myself in the pants.

_slavo_ 01.21.2010 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knox
i shit myself in the pants.


that's also a possibility, yes.

Keeping It Simple 01.21.2010 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knox
i shit myself in the pants.


I'm not surprised, considering people in the crowd may hurl rotten fruit and vegetables at you to show their disapproval.

knox 01.21.2010 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keeping It Simple
I'm not surprised, considering people in the crowd may hurl rotten fruit and vegetables at you to show their disapproval.


hows the nme forum?

Keeping It Simple 01.21.2010 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knox
hows the nme forum?


In desperate need of brightening up.


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