Anthony BoydellUnited Kingdom
UnspecifiedWelcome...to my Shed!
Today I am flitting between the front of the training room and the back as me and the proper Trainer double-team a Course (hopefully not coarse) rehearsal: l'll be covering the North Wales region in early April, you see. Rest assured that unless the rehearsal audience (our IT Support buddies) get proper lairy (20% chance), I shall not be required to hide in/ blog from the silent sanctuary of a remote ' cubicle'.
I _do_ enjoy delivering presentations for work and gaming purposes, giving interviews and gesticulating thru BGG videos etc and don't feel any Stage Fright; mind you, I was a bit more nervous than usual at the Expo last year because I'd lost my voice about 15 mins before The Dice Tower Designers thing and was worried about cussing on Mr Vees poddie (sitting next to/being on the panel with Reiner Knizia and Eric Lang was very cool too). Fundamentally, if you know your subject then it's all plain sailing:
"Fail to prepare and you should prepare to fail!"
From the mostly sublime to the ridiculous: in 2012, I woke up at 4am on the day of my Snowdonia BGG video record and lay in the dark playing through the entire demo - from the 'hello world' wave to the 'thanks very much' takedown. As it turned out, my son Benedict stole the show in the background anyway!
Table demonstrations are at the opposite end of the scale, of course: intimate as opposed to broadcast and they evolve in efficiency with (the luxury of) repeated performance.
(sound of someone calling in the distance)
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a laser pointer and I'm not afraid to use it!