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Post by mightyfelix » January 10th, 2021, 12:07 pm

The Art of Conversation: Twelve Golden Rules by Josephine Turck Baker (1864-1942).

Many of us find it challenging to speak to other people, for various reasons. Some of us are afraid of being called a bore. Others are worried that we will be accused of hogging attention. Many of us simply don't know what to talk about.<br><br>This book is an entertaining and enlightening manual that may be able to help. Through a series of twelve dialogues between a man and a woman, we are introduced to twelve "golden rules" that will help us navigate the waters of interpersonal communication. (Devorah Allen)
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Post by mightyfelix » January 10th, 2021, 12:18 pm

A DPL is welcome if anyone is interested. But if we don't get one, I think Kevin and I could probably handle all the PLing needs.

Kevin, I think the best way to handle intros/outros (for the record, I hate that word :lol:) would be for the first speaker in each section to do the intro and the last speaker to do the ending. After a quick scan, I think that means you'll be doing the intro every time, but we'll each get to do the ending a few times.

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Post by ColleenMc » January 10th, 2021, 12:56 pm

Would the PLing happen after the sections are stitched together or before?

I’m so glad you guys decided to do this, this is gonna be fun!

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Post by KevinS » January 10th, 2021, 2:04 pm

Would someone have a listen before I charge on, please? I've likely botched something.

This project will be fun!

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/twelvegoldenrules_he_01_128kb.mp3 (3:16)

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Post by ColleenMc » January 10th, 2021, 2:15 pm

Sounds good to me!

I think if I DPL tho I'd rather hear it all put together, it feels like I'd have to listen to it again to see if all the pauses sounded smooth and there wasn't too much or not enough gap between the lines to make them sound natural, if that makes sense?

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Post by mightyfelix » January 10th, 2021, 3:35 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Sounds good to me!

I think if I DPL tho I'd rather hear it all put together, it feels like I'd have to listen to it again to see if all the pauses sounded smooth and there wasn't too much or not enough gap between the lines to make them sound natural, if that makes sense?

Colleen
Thanks again for suggesting this!

I think you haven't DPLed for a dramatic project before, is that right? Normally, parts are PLed both before and after they're stitched together. That way, the editor knows that they have everything they need and they won't have to track down a bunch of readers for missing or botched lines.

In this case, though, since there are only two voices, I think we can manage if you'd prefer to only hear the finished product. I can PL Kevin's files, and then you'll hear both his and mine together.

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Post by mightyfelix » January 10th, 2021, 3:42 pm

That's perfect, Kevin! PL ok!

The one thing that we do need, I think, is a voice credit. "He, read by Kevin S." I'd considered whether would should say "The Man" and "The Woman," but really, I don't see why we shouldn't just stick to the pronouns as the book has them. Unless either of you feels differently?

You can just add this into the next one, though.

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Post by ColleenMc » January 11th, 2021, 9:30 am

I have not done a dramatic reading before but I can PL it properly and listen to it both ways. Sign me up!

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Post by KevinS » January 11th, 2021, 10:40 am

He Section 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/twelvegoldenrules_he_02_128kb.mp3 (3:20)

I have placed the voice credit at the very end.

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Post by KevinS » January 11th, 2021, 10:41 am

ColleenMc wrote:
January 11th, 2021, 9:30 am
I have not done a dramatic reading before but I can PL it properly and listen to it both ways. Sign me up!

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So nice of you to volunteer!

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Post by mightyfelix » January 11th, 2021, 7:32 pm

Yay! Thank you, Colleen. You're in! I'll send us over to Readers Found.

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Post by KevinS » January 12th, 2021, 7:08 pm

I'm getting confused about section numbers. This one is for Rule 3 but has been shifted to Section 2.

However the MW changes, I assume I'm to make the section number the same as the rule number, correct? (Forgive me if I've botched it.)

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Post by mightyfelix » January 12th, 2021, 7:51 pm

KevinS wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 7:08 pm
I'm getting confused about section numbers. This one is for Rule 3 but has been shifted to Section 2.

However the MW changes, I assume I'm to make the section number the same as the rule number, correct? (Forgive me if I've botched it.)
Yes, the same as the rule number. It changed because I moved the PL ok section lower down in the MW. Sorry for the confusion.

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