Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Making It Up as You Go Along


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if while giving a talk to a room full of people, you suddenly realized you had no idea what you were talking about?

19 comments:

  1. HaHAAAAA-that happens to me frequently:) I have learned the fine art of bullcrap.

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  2. HAHA.....what IF...I would crawl under the table! No seriously, I would have to make a big joke of it all, as I turn really, really RED! But on the flip side I am not one to get up in front of a lot of folks to talk to begin with. I can entertain a room full of folks with my jokes and one liners, being the center of attention but when it comes to actually getting up in front of folks and talk....it don't happen! So how would you handle that?

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    1. In answer to your question: see Thursday's post.

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  3. I'm with Birgit. This actually does happen to me mid-sentence a whole bunch.

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  4. Tell them "According to study of Dr Who ever...."
    Coffee is on

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  5. "giving a talk to a room full of people" Already not gonna happen hahaha

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  6. I called that "school presentations".

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  7. I call that "never gonna stand up in front of a bunch of people and give a speech, I hope." Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. It could happen. You might find a time when you're asked to do so.

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  8. that's exactly why I have no interest in speaking in front of a group of people!

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  9. Hey, that's the story of my life!

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