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You could offer classes on how to express emotions with the fancier bento head AOs.

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/me leaps to her feet to rebut!

I think those of you who don't use and/or don't like chat emotes are in the minority.  Emoting serves a number of very useful purposes.

  • It helps make up for the lack of body language and facial expressions in SL; it's a way to make our interactions seem more real
  • Emotes can be used to express things or actions that we don't have an animation or a gesture handy to express
  • Emotes can be used during intimate encounters to titillate and arouse
  • Emotes are extensively used in roleplaying to describe feelings and actions. (Although this can be overdone, with the proverbial Wall 'O Text)

If anyone's looking for "emoting classes" I recommend "Roleplaying for Beginners" at Caledon Oxbridge University, taught by Professor Wendyslippers Charisma on Fridays at 7 pm SL Time.  It's free!

While I'm in favor of emotes, I am not at all in favor of using notecards or HUDs.  Emotes should be as spontaneous and real as possible.  They are the very embodiment of the old joke, "Tell us how you really feel."

/me sits back down, crosses her arms, and glares at the crowd, daring them to continue the argument.

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On 10/31/2018 at 8:23 PM, BloodDoll Lulu said:

I know this is an older post, but I think emoting is awkward too. I wish I could find friends in SL that just didn't do this all the time. I feel fake and it's just not who I am and the friends I have met in SL who do emote, seem to get angry that I don't like it, but I just don't. It seems like almost 90% of the people I meet who emote, when I tell them I don't because it's not me, they stop talking to me. It makes life lonely in SL

I don't emote very much in normal conversation or chat.  And if a guy starts emoting to me when he just asked me to dance I get annoyed: "Jimbo strokes her hair and runs his fingers lightly over the curve of her butt."  Um, no Jimbo, you do not.  But if I am dating someone and we are intimate, I want him to know how to emote well and not in some random way either.  Good boyfriends are good emoters!  

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This guide is My suggestions to help you be a better club dancer, with further guidance and training you can become a successful dancer.

Emoting Definition:

Emoting is a skill that can be learned, and improved upon that requires creative writing aptitude, and role play. Emoting is an ability to allow a person to express feelings and describe action through role play, to paint a verbal picture of what you want the patrons of the club you work at to experience, by the use of sensual and arousing word play.

DO’S AND DONT’S and Emote Guide

Your job as a Dancer / Stripper in second life 

How to's, do's and Don’ts to help surpass all other Dancers in Technique, beating the competition on the Poles and Dance floor, and help you to have a  healthy growth in patronage and fan base.

Some Top Ten Rules for the Stripper / Dancer Entertainer

NEVER EVER  WHILE ON THE DANCE POLE SHOULD YOU SET YOUR STATUS "AWAY OR BUSY" 

If the Dance pole has a random setting where it will change the dance every 30 to 40 seconds or so set it to do so. using the same dance for over an hour is going to bore the patron and cause them to leave to another dancer. Keep their attention, keep your dancing changing just like your emotes.

1. Never Steal another persons Emotes. Emoting is very personal. It is what you have to say to each of your customers or patrons, and should be customized to your personality, and point of view. This is not possible if you use someone else’s Emotes.
2. Never use profanity when on the pole or near a Patron of your club. (Even if you are off the clock.)
3. Never touch your male of female bits unless you are an escort. OR the private parts of your Patrons. (Grab that long hard pole you’re dancing around instead) If your emote entails doing this it is best left to a private instant message emote, to the patron you are emoting to, just keep it tasteful.  But do not forget the rest of the club, see number seven. (Nudity is acceptable and allowed on stage if you are, fur, feather, or scale and male keep it sheathed, other males keep it phlaccid.)
Non acceptable behavior regarding the above mentioned. No public intercourse, No masturbation, Do not insert objects inside yourself OR others, no cumming. Most clubs provide private rooms for escorting and pixel sex.
4. Never Disrespect a Patron or Client (Tipping or Not)
5. Never Disrespect another co-worker  
6. Never forget to thank the Patron/Customer for the tip (no matter how small or large)
7. Never go quiet for more than a span of three minutes while on the Pole. Emote, talk, flirt, reply or even comment on other conversations. BUT DO NOT GO QUIET.
8. Never go AFK (Away From Keyboard - OR - Busy) While on the pole. Yes Real Life comes first but if you have to, go graciously, excuse yourself and step away, excusing yourself from the patrons and your co workers. If a dressing room or employee lounge is available go their and log or leave if you need to. If it is essential that you have to go A F K pleases step away from the pole, log out of the tip jar and go sit on one of the lounges, not in the middle of the dance floor. Just say that you need a short break.
9.  Never get personal while on the pole. Keep personal chat to a minimum Respond to persistent patrons who want to hold full fledged conversation. If you can keep it to a one or two word response. DONT BE RUDE. Just be nice and keep your focus on what you are doing (your job)
10. NEVER FORGET WHY YOU ARE A STRIPPER, DANCER. ENTERTAINER. You are their on that silver pole to provoke emotion. To help paint that all important atmosphere of your club, and to provoke a response from the Patrons or Client visiting our club. IF they remember you and come back you did your job and succeeded.

EMOTING
    You do not have to be Shakespeare to write good emotes. Try and keep to the Golden rules of the Pole when you’re creating them, and you'll find yourself getting better and better at it. Emoting is not only a description of what you are doing, and how you are feeling but is a form or Role play, make the patron want to read what you are saying and want to read more.
1. Try and use 30 words or less for emoting on the pole, Or just one good paragraph of approximately three to four sentences. Try to get the patron or patron’s attention.   Don’t punish them by making them scroll through a book or short novel. Some patrons  will just ignore it, get annoyed or worse yet leave the club. Book or Novel emotes are like Spam in the normal chat window.  For more personal emoting use personal instant messaging if you want to write a longer emote.
2. For every noun or verb you use, try using at least two adjectives to go along with your emote to add color personalization and sensuality.
3. Don’t be afraid of being descriptive, just don't overdo it. Just keep it well balanced and clear.
4. If you’re not a natural flirt, use emotes to your advantage. But create new emotes now and then so that   our regular patrons don’t get thanked the same way every time.
5. NEVER use the same emote twice in the span of two hours. 40 to 60 emotes will support you quiet easily.
6. Balance emoting with open chatting. Emote and talk. Let our patron’s know you're a real being. Not a programmed robot. Try to keep emoting between you and another dancer to a bare minimum you are their for the patron not each other.
7.  Try not misspelling words, it appears crass and makes you look bad. Worst of all, it can make you seem unintelligent, or lazy.
8. When emoting consider the three ways to Emote.
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ACTIVE EMOTING The following are examples of emotes, and not necessarily to be followed to the letter.

    (Your name here) positions his/her hips forward and determines his/her steps carefully in *patrons* direction, shoulders rotating as the scent of *patrons* perfume/cologne permeates the air encapsulating his/her senses.
This is an example of exacting behavior towards a patron. The patron has been named and will see it in the chat window. He or She will be flattered, you may not be tipped, or get a response either. But that is okay, you’ve provoked Him/or her and done your job. If a patron is with a partner keep your active flirts to a minimum. And if possible maybe even involve the partner CAREFULLY, always allow for permissions.

PASSIVE EMOTING
    (your name here) swings around, leaning into the pole back arched against the cold steel pole, strong hips swaying erotically, pumping, rotating showing off His/her midsection as the music thuds louder and louder in His/her ears.
A simple descriptive scene, not involving a patron, helping to paint a word picture of what the patrons may want to see their at the club.

THANK EMOTING
(Your name here) Struts out towards *patron* His/her lean slender torso shifting and grinding to the loud music. He/she  slides His/her hands or paws up along *patrons* thighs before letting go whispers "Thank you for your awesome tip sexy."
Thanking a patron for a tip is the reason you're their. It is the reason they are there. And it is the reason your employer has you their. It is the primary reason you are here. So if you are tipped thank them quickly and thank them personally. Do not hedge on your efforts to thank someone enough for the tip. Respond to their compliment to you with a smile and action. It is best to thank them quickly, then work on your emote for a full thank you that describes your actions, feelings etc.

Other Helpful Tips
Pre made Emotes
Note Card emoting by copy and pasting to the chat window from a pre made note card, this maybe a good way for you to start out but not a good habit to get into. Emote from the moment, how you feel and what you are doing, and what is happening in the club at that moment. You will be that much more personal and original. Yes you are being put on the spot; you are always in the spot light on the poles. You are the reason club customers / patrons return, they are your fans, they come to see you to entertain them and make them feel happy. Be sexy or sensual, most important be friendly.
 
You can role play, you can emote, YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL, that is why the club you want to work for will hire you.

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On 11/5/2018 at 10:13 AM, Lindal Kidd said:

/me leaps to her feet to rebut!

I think those of you who don't use and/or don't like chat emotes are in the minority.  Emoting serves a number of very useful purposes.

  • It helps make up for the lack of body language and facial expressions in SL; it's a way to make our interactions seem more real
  • Emotes can be used to express things or actions that we don't have an animation or a gesture handy to express
  • Emotes can be used during intimate encounters to titillate and arouse
  • Emotes are extensively used in roleplaying to describe feelings and actions. (Although this can be overdone, with the proverbial Wall 'O Text)

If anyone's looking for "emoting classes" I recommend "Roleplaying for Beginners" at Caledon Oxbridge University, taught by Professor Wendyslippers Charisma on Fridays at 7 pm SL Time.  It's free!

While I'm in favor of emotes, I am not at all in favor of using notecards or HUDs.  Emotes should be as spontaneous and real as possible.  They are the very embodiment of the old joke, "Tell us how you really feel."

/me sits back down, crosses her arms, and glares at the crowd, daring them to continue the argument.

I agree with one exception.

I will not emote pixel sex. For the simple reason that I don't do pixel sex. I am terrible at it and it really doesn't do any thing for me. Yeah... no... sorry not interested in watching someone else get their jollies while I either fall asleep at the keyboard or fall off my chair laughing. :$

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Wow, Roary, that was quite a tour de force!

One thing though...you said, "... Try and keep to the Golden rules of the Pole..."  but you didn't say what those are!  Unless you just meant the rest of your very informative post.

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If I may reawaken / slightly derail this post - In a recent job application for a teaching position in a study group (with adult and child avatars), I have been asked to "emote" how I would deal with a situation. 

Now, so far I have seen "emote" in the context of the above - in dance clubs etc. Is "emote" used in RP contexts as well? And is it the usual "/ me" thing? 

(11 years and I still feel like a newbie sometimes...)

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19 minutes ago, Ginger Shostakovich said:

If I may reawaken / slightly derail this post - In a recent job application for a teaching position in a study group (with adult and child avatars), I have been asked to "emote" how I would deal with a situation. 

Now, so far I have seen "emote" in the context of the above - in dance clubs etc. Is "emote" used in RP contexts as well? And is it the usual "/ me" thing? 

(11 years and I still feel like a newbie sometimes...)

Yes, RP contexts often use emoting, and it would be the usual "/me" thing.   

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