Wednesday, April 6, 2016

What is a queue card?

Obviously it’s a small piece of paper that you use to keep your place in line while waiting to be served. But, that’s not what Kyle B. Hart meant to say. In an article at Lifehack titled 10 Powerful Public Speaking Tips from Some of the Best Speakers in the World it showed up in his #4:

1]   It’s not about what you understand, necessarily, but what you’re truly passionate about.
2]   Start at the top of the pyramid.
3]   Remind yourself that human interaction is a normal part of everyday life.
4]   Memorization, wordy PowerPoints, and queue cards are evil. Pure. Evil.
5]   Admire people who are better than you and learn from them.
6]   Make practice a priority.
7]   Sloooooooooow doooooooooooooooooown.
8]   Use the sound of silence.
9]   Promote camaraderie in Q&A.
10] Be human. Be sincere. Be yourself.

He clearly meant to instead say cue card. On August 13, 2015 I blogged about Should you “take a queue” or “take a cue”?

The Take a Ticket image came from Wikimedia Commons

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