How often do you watch a video start to finish? Or fly through a book to discover the outcome? As kids, most of us can remember going on a trip and asking our parents: “Are we there yet?” The drive was boring. We couldn’t wait to “arrive!”

One of my favorite quotes is: “Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.”

I believe that is especially true of ventriloquism.

So many people want to learn how to pronounce the labials. Or talk without moving their lips. Or manipulate the puppet so it is more life-like. And even more just want to grab a puppet and do a show. They rush the journey.

When I put the Learn Ventriloquism Course on line, I got a ton of complaints from people who had to wait 24 hours for the next lesson. How dare I do that!

I took my own advice last week and started to review the Maher Course of Ventriloquism. In Lesson One, the first topic is called “Suggestions for most effective Study.” The first item: We suggest you study and review a set of two lessons for a minimum of one week if you have no previous ventriloquist experience.

The course states right at the start: Do not rush your study of the early lessons. These are the foundational lessons upon which the course is built.

Take your time with the art – even if you feel you have already mastered it. The journey is an amazing one, so slow down and enjoy the scenery!