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Inspirational or a waste of precious slacking-off time? I once went on a buzzword bingo-laden training course which ended up with my being held at gunpoint in public. Could have gone better, to be honest. Tell us your tales from either side of the lectern

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:01)
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My current class were sent to a public speaking training seminar
led by a dance teacher. He told us we'd be doing 2 hours of exercises designed to help us project our voices- namely, diaphragm exercises and 'how to breathe properly'.

We pointed out that we were all music graduates, could play woodwind and brass instruments, and had all been soloists in choirs. All skills that require proper projection and, y'know, the knowledge of how to breathe.

Rather than taking that as read and moving on to something else, he told us that we'd spoken to him with "wrong voices", undoubtedly we'd been taught incorrectly... and so on.

One month after we passed that on to our teachers, the feud continues... headed by the dance teacher refusing to speak to anyone in our department. I'm tempted to point out the irony to him.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:52, 3 replies)
I'm gonna save
"don't you wrong voice me" for an appropriate situation.
Comedy gold!
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 16:32, closed)
I can see that
having a barney with a dance teacher could quite possibly lead to some flouncing and pouting.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 17:23, closed)
Did you give him a score out of 10?

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 17:25, closed)

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