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July 14th, 2005

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05:15 pm - Talkin' To Folks 101
Killing time before offBeat's performance. I was at a class all day, and I just got back to work. I have stuff that I should actually do (and I'm doing it), but my coworkers didn't expect me in so most of my most pressing responsibilities are taken care of. When I walked in at ten to four, I stopped by my boss' desk and said, "Karen, I slept in. I'm so sorry, I got here as fast as I could."

My old boss was sitting there talking to her, and thought I was serious.

Anyway, the class is called Thinking On Your Feet, and it's teaching us tactics for quickly compiling concise and informative verbal responses. matchstyx is in there with me. I don't know what he's getting out of it, but I'm finding it extremely helpful. When I'm giving a prepared speech, I tend to inadvertently encumber it with wearisome, circumlocutious and pretentious vocabulary. This has always had the effect of getting me good grades by default in verbal communications classes, but I think I may have missed everything important beyond "tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you've told them."
Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: Enjoy the Silence (the silence, not the Depeche Mode song)

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Date:July 15th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
That reminds me, if you go to Cockeyed.com there is a one pixel ad in the white space of the upper left hand corner of the main page. Clicking the link will take you to Retro Tommy where they sell Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode T-shirts. I've been forgetting to tell you this for weeks.
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Date:July 15th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Hey, cool. I'm gonna have to check that out when I get home.
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