You could call it "stage fright". I don't know what it was - but whatever it was, its onset was sudden and disconcerting. I'd never experienced anything quite like it before. My tongue turned to mush. I couldn't come up with an answer to the question which, on any other occasion, I would have said something intelligent, accurate, and even witty about. On that day however, when I looked into the vaults of my knowledge, I couldn't see a god-damned thing. Everything in it was obscured by pea soup.
I can hazard a guess as to what prompted me to do what I did next (I'm still inquiring into it today). Whatever inspired me in that moment ie wherever (or whom-ever? ...) the inspiration came from, gave me an access to something I had no idea was available, and something I had no idea I had the ability to call on, and count on it working. Indeed, I've deployed it countless times since then under different circumstances, with the same dramatic results every time.
What I did was simply open my mouth and say "One of the most remarkable aspects of this database management system is ...". Now, intrigued by having triggered the process (the participants in the seminar were none the wiser), I myself wondered what would come out of my mouth next. And listen: I had no idea what if anything would come out of my mouth next. Indeed, the entire episode had truly fabulous odds in favor of quickly turning into a terribly embarrassing fiasco for me.
What did come out of my mouth next was a stunning (even if I say so myself) ten minute burst of conversation which crystallized and encapsulated every essential concept of DB2 which those techies would need to master if they were ever going to tame the beast and succeed at their jobs. The sensation of it was almost eerie. It was as if I was also one of the participants in the seminar sitting in the back row, listening to what Laurence was saying in the front of the room, hanging on to his every word. They applauded.
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