Re: Do you edit with your mouth open?

Subject: Re: Do you edit with your mouth open?
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Susan Hogarth <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 13:22:53 -0400

When I was a kid, I used to stick my tongue out when I was working hard
or concentrating hard. I stopped doing that at some time in my life, but I
don't know when.

However, when someone asks me a question, I roll my eyes and look up
and to the right. I think that's where the answer is stored. <g> Many years
ago, a conference speaker evaluation accused me of thinking that the
questions the audience asked were stupid because I rolled my eyes.
After that, I started giving a disclaimer before my talks.

Just recently, the subject of body language came up at home, and I told
my husband about that old eval and that I now give a disclaimer before
each talk. He laughed. Said he's seen me do it several times and that I
also stand on one foot when that happens.

-Sue Gallagher

---- Susan Hogarth <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I do. I have no idea why, but I notice that when I'm very focused, my
> mouth dries out :)
> Or do you stick out your tongue, grind your teeth, chew your lips, tap
> your toes, or ...?
> What mechanical 'crutch' does your mind associate with working?


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