Monday, February 08, 2010

On conquering your nerves

On conquering your nerves

Another day, another departmental heads-together. Sad to say, I was arm-twisted into taking the minutes, of which the following is an accurate representation of events*.

"What... what are you doing?"

"Just a little tip my life coach taught me about speaking with confidence in meetings."

"Yes – and...?

"He told me – and you'll laugh – that the best way to conquer my nerves is to imagine that everybody in the room is naked."

"Right. OK. I can see how that can be effective. But that doesn't explain..."

"... so I'm imagining you naked. Turn to the right a bit. Alright."

"You disgust me."

"Has anyone got a tissue? A box of tissues?"

* May not be an accurate representation of events

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