Thursday, 19 July 2012

Bad Habits

So did the service of Kirkin the Cornet on Sunday which went well, the word went well and was well received and I think, was appropriate. The whole service was filmed and I've just watched the DvD and I've got a " habit" I fiddle with my hands, all the more apparent because I was in the pulpit and the man filming was in the gallery we had classes years ago at college where you were filmed and your " habits" discussed I didn't have any then so I must have picked them up over the years. I know there's nothing more distracting than a " habit" in the pulpit so I'm going to have to work on getting rid of that. My minister at my attachment touches his specs and moves from foot to foot which everyone finds very distracting so I dont want that to happen, so any advice on getting rid of bad distracting habits gratefully received, also it's good to be made aware of your foibles so the use of a video at a service might be helpful once in a while!


  1. I sometimes don't know what to do with my hands and quite deliberately bought a suit where the trousers don't have pockets, as I'd put my hands in them and that would be worse!

    I tend to hold my hands in front of me or hold the lectern (depending on type, stability etc) and only use my hands to emphasise a point. Don't think I've developed any bad habits, but I've not been doing this very long ;-) !!!

  2. Lack of Pockets are an issue too. Women's suits generally don't have them so I always have a problem with what to with my car keys at a funeral. There's nowhere to put them. I always end up giving them to the undertaker!