During our last class a couple weeks ago I noticed a few things. This class really helps people on a level other than on a New Media level. I was one of the last people to go, so I got to listen to almost everyone before I went. I had this planned out list of everything I was going to say. I wanted to make it short and sweet so all eyes were one me for the least amount of time possible. I am not a huge fan of public speaking. I’ll talk your ear off if your next to me, but beyound that…meh.
You could see some people look so relived and relaxed after they talked. I imagine that some people do they same meaningless crap all day long ( I know I do), and it probably nice to just talk about something else. By the time I get up go to work, leave work, drive downtown, find a parking place, cross Michigan, go upstairs and in the classroom I am annoyed. But then when class starts, its usually a relaxing experience….end rant.
Summary : If people are comfortable they will level with you about themselves. Even with almost complete strangers.