From an AMBIEN ad in a magazine in my doctor's office:
"After taking AMBIEN, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night. Reported activities include:
Driving a car (sleep-driving)
Making and eating food
Talking on the phone
Makes you want to take this drug, huh?
However, you don't have to pop a pill to be a "sleep-presenter." Here are some signs you're sleep-walking through your presentation:
1. You drone on about your topic, paying no attention to the shifting, shuffling, yawning boredom of the audience.
2. You keep your eyes glued to the screen as you robotically advance your PowerPoint slides, reading each one verbatim.
3. You give a one-sided lecture, failing to involve the audience by asking questions or encouraging interaction.
4. You rhythmically rock back and forth behind the lectern, head down, reading from your notes.
5. You give the exact same talk to every group, regardless of their needs, interests or background.
What other examples of "sleep-presenting" have you seen?
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