Covid-19 changed the speakers’ circuit. No more face-to-face banter with audiences, no more raising hands, or nodding faces. Now, when speakers like myself give talks or host webinars, we’re looking into a camera, sharing our screen presentation and trying to hold eye contact with participants (who are many miles away). Speakers know that keeping talks interactive and fun are key. Perhaps even more so, now. Zoom fatigue is real. Online webinars must be fun to hold attention.
A copy of this blog appears on Oshi the clown's blog, too. I met a girl who was a ball of energy.
She was electric. Bounced off walls. Constantly fidgeted. I met a boy who was gifted.
He was jaded. Maddening. Desperate to learn. I met a girl who was narcissistic.
She was a bully. She was insecure. She terrorized her classmates. To all of them, I offered joy. But I did not – and could not – offer therapy. I believe there is a difference between therapeutic clowning and