For our Teacher Training’s Graduation ceremony this Saturday, Georgina told us that we all have to do a 5min talent show, showcasing ourselves to “give and receive“.
I started to get nervous, immediately picturing all the crazy stunts and amazing performances on “America’s got Talent” and “Britain’s got Talent”, like singing an Opera, ribbon gymnastics, magic shows, dance routines, even birds that are trained to perform.
Going through all that in my mind, I can’t seem to find any that fits with what I can do. But surely we all have talents, right?
I am pretty talented when it comes to computers and software customizations, like making your PC look like a mac, upgrading and coding your smartphone so it’s actually automated and smart. I also know tricks and hints to speed up your PC, but how do I showcase that in 5min?
Then it got me thinking what really constitutes as a talent? Singing, dancing, telling a joke, reading a poem, or playing the guitar? If you are a professional singer/dancer/comedian/performer, is that still considered a talent, or is it now your career and you have unfair advantage? Are talents only talents when you are not professionally trained to do it?
What’s more, is the whole point of a talent show to make the audience laugh, or is it to wow them with a wonderful performance? What if you are super talented but have no idea how to perform and attract audiences? Or if you are not talented at all but are a great performer and win the show?
I personally think if you can peel an apple without breaking it in between and has the same thickness throughout is a huge talent!
Too bad I can’t do that, but stay tuned for Saturday!