Just about every year, we get a couple of questions from people who want to know what they need to bring to ConVENTion.
So this year we are going to answer the question before it can be asked.
In order to get the most for your trip, these are the things that we suggest you bring.
A book or tote bag.
A spiral notebook for taking notes.
With Vent Haven just around the corner, we just wanted to take this opportunity to announce a special offer that only applies to attendees of the Vent Haven ConVENTion.
To those who purchase or order a new puppet at the ConVENTion we are offering a special one time discount of $25.00.
In some ways it seems that we just got home from VentHaven ConVENTion just a few weeks ago, but in fact it has been eleven months this week.
Well now it is just around the corner again and we will be headed back for our annual vacation with our expanded family for another 3-1/2 days of wonderful fun. Just 5 weeks from next Monday and we will be loading the car again with a full load of new puppets and critters and heading up the interstate for Kentucky.
It’s been a hectic time around here lately, so this week’s blog is pulled from our archives.
Are You A Good Performer?
One thing that everyone needs to be aware of is how good a performer they REALLY are. Not how good do you think you are. Not how good does your Mother and the rest of your family think you are.
Truth – unkind as it can be, is the yardstick you need to judge your performance by. It is after all the way your audience will see you and they came to be entertained by you, not to be kind to a friend or family member who needs a little encouragement.
“How can I find out how good I am” you ask?
We have talked about this topic before and have gotten much good feedback about it, so it is probably a good thing to mention it again from time to time as a reminder.
When you are performing, make sure that your puppets eyes stay focused on someone in the audience while he/she is speaking.
The best way to do this is to watch from your perspective and see where the puppets nose is pointing. If you can follow the puppets nose, that will also be where the puppets eyes are focused.