But is a standing O even special anymore? Not according to Jeff Slutsky, author of The Toastmasters International Guide To Public Speaking (Dearborn Press), because, as he puts it, Everyone gets them, even for mediocre accomplishments.
On the other hand, he says, If you dont get it, you feel like a complete idiot.
While Slutsky thinks a standing ovation for Hopkins is almost irrelevant, he speculates that the actor will still feel special due to the nature of the award and the pre- produced This Is Your Life-style video theyll show at the ceremony.
He muses, What can you do to honor someone beyond a standing ovation?
Slutsky doesnt have any concrete ideas for society yet, but says whenever someone gives him a check, that feels really special.
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