The naked presenter, by Garr Reinolds

Garr Reinolds is an American living mostly in Japan, he wrote a book that I liked a lot Zen of presenting. His new book, if one can be said so, is even better.

Just fresh out now, and I just finished it reading, the first time.

Now, I have to go back and begin to study it more, taking out what I have underlined while going through it the first time.

The idea of "naked" presentation came to him from the way the Japanese bath together unclothed. I wonder still if they do it together, men and women working at the same place...

But the idea for presenting, with or without any slides in front of the audience, is funny :: just imagine me, or anyone else going out there literally naked!

Of course, "naked" is a metaphor, for him. Speaking without outing walls and barriers, open and vulnerable, clean of what is not necessary, prepared but being there in the moment.

I have to come back to write about some of his wonderful ideas with whom I agree and whom, mostly, I practice. Expressing feelings, speaking openly, with authenticity, and without almost as if it was one to one.

But alas, never going over the time, that is not, yet, me.

Will it ever be?

I also understood better, the magic of the resonance, between the speaker and the audience, as we stand and speak and take energy and give energy and feelings to each other.

Next time, I give a humorous or entertaining or even an informative speech, I should begin with "I am standing here to speak to you naked" or something like that, followed by a long pause.

Funny, can be very serious, and his book is very useful, also underlining the huge importance of personal stores in any presentation or speech


I dont remember, Heltai

This is not its original title, only the most important vers of it.
And echo to the two other "I remember" and "remember me" poems.

I do not remember how I embraced you and how you embraced me
in the spring - now it is winter, and I do not remember
under the acacia trees in May
now it is winter, I do not remember
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now it is winter, I do not remember

how you kissed me and how I kissed you...


Remember me

Remember me, by Christina Rosetti told by me
"Remember me when you can no more hold my hand"

 better forget and smile...
Thames Path B-77dv  then remember and be sad

Morning,, interpretative reading! poem

by Erdeji
translated from Hungarian and told by J Kertesz
I remember a beautiful morning...

The blackbird was flying and sinting that to live is good, to live is great
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when someone holds your hand...
Holding hands in the market

London too: holding hands (detail)



Accross the bridge

You have first to cross the bridge towards the audience, before doing anything else.

By how you walk up or down to talk, by how you smile and open your arms toward them and come closer, how you look at the eyes with direct warm contact.

Before you begin your first word.

They have to feel you are authentic, yourself, sincere and happy to be there, by your stance, attitude, attire and walk toward the place you will be speaking.

I will speak later of the great new book I just received, and begun to read "the naked presenter".

Yes, it means mostly you have the courage to be vulnerable and there in the present. If not literary naked, but emotionally open.


There are too many days this Holliday

Interpretative reading project from Toastmaster manual task

"choose part of a story, read it aloud"

this story is from a short stories book This year it will be different, from Maeva,
the tale is for before Christmas season
I will read it the 15th of December

Tony Porter: A call to men on Ted.com

Tony Porter: A call to men | Video on TED.com

What means to be a man? Do you have to be in a box? How to behave and how to get out of it?

This speech is a great example of Inspirational speech and of a Great speech in general.
Already the beginning, then his stories, his slides, and his end story too.

It did persuade me to go on with my subject but also how to "angle" it differently!
It did explain some of the comportment of my first husband at some time - even if it does not absolve him of course.

A great example of a speech from which we can all learn.


A storyteller from America in Manchester

What a storyteller!

Here the edited version published, because in real life, someone got sick in the middle of his story and he had to stop, and continued only after the pause. Great editing, too!