Thursday, March 20, 2008

What Not to Serve For Lunch (and a Poem!)


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As I sit here, struggling to stay awake, during another training session built around someone reading from their PowerPoint slides, I am forced to ponder...as my mind...it wanders.....why did they serve pizza and wings for lunch!!!

Was that a rhyme....hmmmm....how about a poem:

I'm full and I'm sitting,
My brain feels like quitting
from the pizza and wings I have eaten.
The topic's a snore,
the presenter...a bore.
The desk's coming up fast! I'm beaten.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Be smart, ye teachers of others! Avoid the carbs (in this case the massive carbs!) when you attend or feed a meeting. If you're feeding the meeting, go light: Green salads, wraps, juices and water. This is particularly important if your topic is dry as toast, lengthy, and boring....(can anyone say OSHA training?).

We all have to present some pretty mundane stuff from time to time. Try to make it interesting; videos, an occasional joke or humorous story, an audience participation exercise, etc. Your audience will thank you!

2 comments:

Peter said...

You can't put lipstick on a pig and make it attractive. Remember, anyone can play an instrument, only a musician can make music. Translation - boring people are just plain boring, not because they want to be, but because they don't know the difference.

Salesdiva said...

ROTFL....I sit through these on a regular basis. Thank God for Bubble Breaker on my phone as a distraction.