Failed first attempt to prove up on the EA

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  1. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    if you can do it with your teacher and not with a group of people, you have another problem besides "the work." fix that problem and proving your work will not be a problem.
     
  2. SeattleMason0613

    SeattleMason0613 Registered User

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    Thanks for all the great advice brothers truly inspiring


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  3. Godfrey Daniel

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    on point
     
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  4. dfreybur

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    Ah. You already did that step. What happened? You worried and you returned to working with your candidates coach. No condemnation. Understand that you have now paid your dues on your own fear. One less thing to worry about. Keep plugging my brother.
     
  5. Jason S

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    I used to get nervous speaking in front of people until a PM told me to try running thru the catechism while standing in front of a mirror.


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  6. Brother Maples

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    Put it in granny gear when you start and finish, SLOW down. You will do find, keep practicing.
     
  7. Benjamin Baxter

    Benjamin Baxter Moderator Staff Member

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    These brothers are right. The best tip and hardest to learn was to slow down, at least for me. I slow down until it sounds funny to me. I pronounce my words better andnIt projects better at that speed. I have been told that it sounds better when I do this, even though it sounds funny slow to me.
     
  8. Chillimaru

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    Speaking in public has always been my aquillies heal, don't know if I spelt that right or not lol, but my time as a Mason , I have conquered that, and it was from turning my work in, now I am giving the charge in all 3 Degrees and its not a problem any more, just another way Masonry has been a plus in my life!!!


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  9. ericmps

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    Just remember that everyone in your lodge doesn't wants you to do well and doesn't wish anything ill upon you. Just focus on the questions and your answers and do your best to keep the audience in the periphery of your thoughts. Good luck, brother!


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  10. SeattleMason0613

    SeattleMason0613 Registered User

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    Thanks brothers I have since proved up and am doing my 2nd degree tonight


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  11. j_gimpy

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    That's great, Brother! Congratulations!! I know how stressful it can be. I'm fretting on proving up on my MM proficiency. If I may ask, what Lodge are you a member of?



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  12. SeattleMason0613

    SeattleMason0613 Registered User

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    Queen Anne Lodge #242


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  13. DJGurkins

    DJGurkins Floresville #515 Premium Member

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    Congratulations Brother
     
  14. brother josh

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    I like that


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  15. rebis

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    Ditto


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