Mum – don’t try to be funny …

The night of my school alumni awards evening draws near.  I’m to present prizes to Key Stage 3 students and then give a talk on being an ‘old girl’ and my career since.

Already gave the deputy head-teacher an opt-out by suggesting he must be able to find a high achieving ex-pupil who would be much more of an inspiration to the current crop.  Just hope he hasn’t found my school record buried in the archives to see that no, I wasn’t being modest.

I decided to ask my son (who regularly gives presentations in senior schools) for advice.

He gave me a series of DON’TS:

  • Don’t squeeze into a pair of too tight jeans
  • Don’t fidget whilst waiting to speak
  • Don’t trip over when walking to the lectern
  • Don’t bore them to death by rambling and above all
  • Don’t try to be funny.

Other than that apparently, I have to try to look like a normal person and ‘wing’ it.

What could possibly go wrong ???


About jhbooksblog

Hello - I'm Julie Haiselden, an occasional NHS med sec/practice administrator. Mother of three, wife of one, a chaotic cook and published crime/thriller novelist who blogs a bit about books, life and food. School alumna. Occasional am-dram actress/director. I enjoy walking and photography (although my enthusiasm outweighs my skill set). I've recently joined the reviewing team at Whispering Stories and can be found via the following social media sites: I also accept a few hard copy novels to review.
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