Presentation

One time in drama class a kid was mucking around with his presentation to the class

He was acting out the role of an angry old man and the drama teacher reluctantly gave him a walking stick as a prop (this guy has a rep for being stupid)

Anyway he begins his lines and it’s generally going okay until he really gets into the role and begins to wave the walking stick around vigorously and shouts typical angry old man profanities which cause him to somehow whack the stick on the overhead commercial lights which stutter and then blow out to which he then trips, his ankle caught in fabric from a stage prop and falls down the back of the diy drama stage head first

You think this is the end - you are wrong

The whole class falls apart laughing and whooping and basically rioting, the teacher looks like she wants to cry and all he could do was reach his hand up from behind the stage and go “OW. I’m fine but ow”

And that’s the most exciting thing to ever happen in my 5 years of high school.

anonymous asked:

Since I started school again I've been having this weird thing where at the beginging of the day I'll choose if i want to present of femininely or masculinely and by the end of the day no matter what i choose i feel horribly disphoric. I haven't been able to identify what it is yet that makes this happen but do you have advice for how to deal with this in the mean time??

I’m sorry you’re going through this. Maybe try and have 2 outfits per day? (eg. have one that is more masculine/feminine in the morning and then have one that is more feminine/masculine in the afternoon if possible).

I’m not really comfortable in any sort of clothes so I tend to wear black, loose clothing. That way I can just pretend that I am wearing shadows. Maybe pick a color or a fabric that makes you feel good no matter how icky the dysphoria gets and try to wear that as much as possible?

-Bion

Shout out to agender people who present very masculine and want to be read as male

Shout out to agender people who present very feminine and want to be read as female

Shout out to agender people who use she or he pronouns rather than neutral ones

Shout out to agender people who don’t like neutral language being used for them

Shout out to agender people who present very typically of their dgab

Shout out to agender people who are not androgynous at all

Shout out to agender people who want to transition to a very masculine or feminine end

Shout out to agender people who don’t want to transition at all

Your gender is hella valid and I am here for you.

Different Ways To Begin A Speech

Here are a few different ways to begin a speech that go beyond usual exhortations than starting with a story, a startling stat, or a question:

1)  Start with a strong emotion.

2)  Thank the audience for something they’ve done.

3)  Cut away the extraneous and get to the essence.

4)  Make a big demand.

5)  Break down what you’re talking about into simple steps.

6)  Map out the future.

More ways to begin a speech and grab your audience attention.


hollamike asked:

How can I get myself to speak up more in class? The oral mark makes up 50-60% of our final grades. I'm very anxious when it comes to speaking publicly&it has affected my grades very much the past years. Im quite good at exams& it downgrades them much

Here are some of my tips on speaking up in class:

  • Prepare for your class
    • If you have readings for that class, do them beforehand. 
    • If you are still not confident to answer the questions, do a summary of the reading and write down your opinion and analysis of it.
    • Some classes may have the discussion questions given to you, so you may want to write down your answer for those questions before class. 
    • If not, try to predict what questions are going to come up and make your own Q&A.
  • Pay attention to what your classmates say.
    • Even if you find it difficult to answer the questions raised by your teachers, you may always give your own opinion on what your classmates mention in class.
  • Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.
    • Everyone does. It’s alright to make mistakes and you never know if you have an awesome opinion until you actually speak up.
  • You can also ask questions.
    • Some teachers count asking questions as participation, some don’t. But it doesn’t matter. Once you have asked a question, you may follow up on your teacher’s answers.

If you really struggle with it, you should talk to your teacher individually to see how he/she can help. I have come across some teachers who would notice that and would direct more questions specifically to students who are shy.


You may also take a look at the following articles:

I hope this helps, and good luck! x

anonymous asked:

So for almost a year now I have identified as Agender and yet I don't "look the part" I'm Dfab and I definitely feel more confident when wearing makeup and traditionally more feminine clothes. When I tell people I'm agender a lot of them don't believe me or say I'm doing it for attention because if I truly was agender I would wear more gender neutral clothes. I feel almost pressured into looking the way they want me to

Hello anon, thanks for the question.

The most important thing about your presentation is that it’s what makes you feel the most comfortable and happy. You do not have to look or dress a certain way to be agender and you are not any less agender for preferring a feminine presentation. People who say otherwise are the ones in the wrong, not you, and you should not feel obligated to change the way you look because of the ignorant opinions of a bunch of assholes.

anonymous asked:

hi, im a nb afab person who dresses masculinely except im having a lot of trouble shopping in the mens section. last time i did it i was so nervous that i spent an hour just working myself up to go in there. im worried that especially when i use the changing rooms that i might get physically or verbally attacked (called slurs etc), or stared at. do you have any advice for staying calm and confident in yourself and your gender in situations like that?

  • Pretend you’re a spy on a mission
    • Your job is to get the raddest clothes possible
    • No matter what, keep your cool in this potentially hostile situation
  • Have a cover story that you’re looking for stuff for a brother/cousin/partner/etc. who’s the same size
    • Bigots will be calmed down by the fact that you’re shopping for a boy 
  • Have an idea of what you want to buy beforehand
    • If the store has an online website, look up stuff and mark down what you want
    • Or, have a general picture of what you want/need and stick to it
  • Breathe
    • Consistent breathing that you can feel deep into your belly may help you stay calm
  • Go earlier in the day, or during the week 
    • The dressing rooms will typically be less chaotic and there’s more chance of you having a peaceful shopping experience. 
  • Go with a friend or supportive family member
    • They can be your buffer against gross people

From my own anecdotal experience, I tend to have more trouble with bathrooms than with changing rooms. If there is a changing room attendant, they tend to be more occupied with making sure that couples don’t try and have a quickie in a stall or cleaning up messes from other customers. 

Good luck and I hope this helps!

-Bion