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Unread May 18th, 2009, 08:02 am
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Hello,

if a person says that he is "a Zen master of presentations", does it mean that he is throroughly professional in this field?

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if a person says that he is "a Zen master of presentations", does it mean that he is throroughly professional in this field?
I don't know. I think it would mean he's quite "Zen" in his approach. He's thoughtful and 'nothing is everything', simple but affective ???

I believe it's not what you wanted to say. I think "I'm the master of presentations" is what you're going for.
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Thank you, mesmark, for the reply.

Actually, it's not my phrase. I met it while watching "The Apprentice". I tried to interpret it from the context (as I couldn't translate it), and it was the variant that I came up with.
I found that Zen is a Japanese religion based on Buddhism. And I thought that "a Zen master" is a kind of a teacher, so "a Zen master of presentations" could be someone who can teach others... I hope you understand the chain of reasoning.

The thing is my explanation suited me
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Yeah, I think you're right. they wanted to say the ultimate guru or master of presentations, but unless that's turned into some new 'saying', I think they should use a different adjective. Becuase Zen is the art of nothing-ness or appreciating the beauty of simplicity, if you were the 'Zen Master of presentations', you'd be up in front of the group doing ... nothing
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I rather suspect the person who used it doesn't know an awful lot about Zen ....
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