Think about why you might be bored listening to someone’s presentation. Perhaps it is because they are speaking at exactly the same rate throughout the speech. There is no variety in the presentation.
Personal toiletries. Even if you’re only taking the 4-day Inca Trail, there are still some necessities you need to think of, and toilet paper probably tops the list. There is a slim chance you might find some falling asleep at the campgrounds but it is always better to be prepared. Small plastic bags are extremely useful as well, along with a small container of hand sanitizer. There is also one campground with a shower, so you can choose to bring small containers of soap and shampoo if you want.
Either hold them firmly and rock them side to side, or place them in a baby seat and swing them to and fro. You can also try putting them in a pushchair and rocking them back and forth over a bump.
Last Mental: Again, my hubby gets an “A”. After working on re-locating his remaining parent and still maintaining his sanity, temper and his sense of humor, he deserves more-but he does have that twitch, so forget the plus. Although, I do feel he should get his halo and wings.
But why is this you may ask. Simply speaking, falling asleep is not an action, it’s not something you physically do, it’s something that simply happens to you. If you do try to fall best over the counter sleep aid, then you will tense up and as a result stay awake. Although you may already have realized this, you know that you have to get to sleep, so you try even harder when it comes to bedtime. Well don’t, during a well-documented study, one test group of volunteers were asked to fall asleep as fast as they could, the winner being offered a cash prize.
Vocal variety is important to keep the audience engaged. Practice difference vocal changes and see what works for you. You want to be sure you pause at the right place. IF you tell a joke or an anecdote, pause before the important “punch line.” Pause before telling the audience an important piece of information.
Telling jokes can change the pace and get your audience to laugh. When the audience laughs, you are changing the pace of the presentation. If your intension is that they laugh, than be sure to pause long enough to allow them the time to laugh and not interrupt your speech.