It can be very difficult to sit and listen to someone giving a long speech. Even if the content is good, the length of the presentation may cause one to doze off from time to time.
Has this ever happened to you? Do you ever fall asleep during long speeches?
Oh yes. I did it once whilst wearing soft contact lenses and when I woke up and tried to open my eyes...... I was screaming in agony! No disguising what had happened :(
Research has been done that proved that people can only concentrate for up to 40 minutes. Anything after that is wasted as you will have lost your audience. They might not be asleep but they will not be taking in anything you say. I take this as permission to stop trying to listen if anyone drones on for too long :)
Very hard to stay awake during long-winded, boring talks etc etc etc.
It amuses me that folk pay a hefty amount of $$$$ for a concert, play, recital etc & promptly fall asleep! Had a woman doze off next to me & her head dropped across to my shoulder!
Only last Monday attended ACO 'Tribute to Gallipoli', & had a bloke in my row snorting/snoring, & he did this THREE times during very quiet times of Performance! Very disturbing to other patrons' & a waste of money for 'offender'.