Preforming in Public: Audience Points of View
by, 07-29-2012 at 10:43 PM (132 Views)
The one thing that stops most yo-yoers from from preforming in public, the audience's thoughts of what you do. In my school, many dismiss any yo-yo, even my $100 888, as a child's toy. This compared to some basic yo-yoers I met out of town said my work was impressive, shows how "it takes one to know one". Even basic yo-yoers know that more advanced ones work very hard at what they do. What does the random passerby think about you? Be aware that the people in my school are rising Freshmen in High School. Many people actually think that you are impressive. Respect of your work depends on two overall aspects: Maturity, Experience in Skill toys. An example of Maturity: you have a Family of Four watching you. Two middle-aged parents, a teenager, and a 5-year-old. The parents are thinking about how long it took you to practice and learn the tricks. The teenager could be thinking multiple things: you're annoying by loitering and showing off, you're impressive, or you're "obsessed" with a toy for kids younger than you. The 5-year-old is most likely loving how you are entertaining them. Experience is quite obvious, the more experienced the viewer is, the more respectful they are of your work, unless they are prideful and look down on you. Next time you preform in public, listen for the oohs and ahhs and don't let people's negative opinions affect you.