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Topic: Help: 1-hour Presentation And Getting Over A Cold
Username: ALTF4
Posted 2012-11-27 13:40:39 and read 2136 times.

So, I'm giving an hour-long presentation tomorrow to a fairly large audience. I was sick last week, and have that annoying, lingering cough. I can make it about 15 minutes in before I get an awful tickle in my throat and go practically hoarse.

Any great ideas? Cough drops seemed to help a little. I've been drinking plenty of water, too. Still taking the mucinex cough syrup every 4 hours on the dot.

[Edited 2012-11-27 14:00:43]

Topic: RE: Help: 1-hour Presentation And Getting Over A Cold
Username: klm672
Posted 2012-11-27 13:43:34 and read 2132 times.

Just keep doing what you are doing. Appoglise in advance about your cold, we've all been there so I am sure your audience will understand! Good luck.

Topic: RE: Help: 1-hour Presentation And Getting Over A Cold
Username: zippyjet
Posted 2012-11-28 19:45:15 and read 2048 times.

If you can get to a steam room or sauna this could help. Drink a lot of water to keep hydrated and best of luck.
Of course some say vinegar can knock it out or my old standby, going to town (down) on a nice young woman.

Topic: RE: Help: 1-hour Presentation And Getting Over A Cold
Username: klm672
Posted 2012-12-05 19:24:24 and read 1898 times.

How did it go?

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Topic: RE: Help: 1-hour Presentation And Getting Over A Cold
Username: ALTF4
Posted 2012-12-06 10:26:26 and read 1870 times.

Went well. Made it most of the way through before I started losing my voice. Fortunately, I sprinkled some 1 - 2 minute "attention grabber" videos just to spice things up.... or to give myself a second to gulp more water and some tea.  

Thanks for the input

Topic: RE: Help: 1-hour Presentation And Getting Over A Cold
Username: KingFriday013
Posted 2012-12-06 12:09:33 and read 1850 times.

I would have suggested sitting in your bathroom with the shower on as hot as it can and just sitting in the steam (not necessarily in the shower). But I'm glad it went well. I've been in your position before; distractions such as videos make great opportunities to get some tea down 

-J.

Topic: RE: Help: 1-hour Presentation And Getting Over A Cold
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2012-12-06 16:56:03 and read 1817 times.

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 5):
I would have suggested sitting in your bathroom with the shower on as hot as it can and just sitting in the steam (not necessarily in the shower).

That doesn't always work at all, what you suggest is really a myth.

Get a neti pot next time.


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