'Doe a Deer' or 'Do a Dear?': How to Sing During Your Business Meetings  by@ellens

'Doe a Deer' or 'Do a Dear?': How to Sing During Your Business Meetings

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Ellen Stevens

Editor and Marketing Campaign Lead at HackerNoon.

This Slogging thread by Sidra Ijaz, Ellen, Amy, Linh and Kien occurred in Hackernoon's official #only-at-hackernoon channel, and has been edited for readability.


If you're a person who likes music and loves to sing, it's likely that for you various life occurrences will motivate your brain to subconsciously start singing a song.

If you are preoccupied with a task, and not paying attention, sometimes you might start to sing out loud.

Such an occurrence happened during a business meeting. Ellen was scheduled to showcase something via the Zoom screen share feature.

As everyone waited for things to load, Ellen filled the silence with whatever came to mind, which included saying something like, "Let's start at the very beginning," which just so happens to be the first line of a song from the Sound of Music.

I noticed the awkward silence that followed and decided it was funny, so I committed to a few more lines. If you've heard this song as much as I have, it's hard to not sing it.

Evidently, Sidra's husband walked in on her meeting, and without context, was amazed at such things happening during a business meeting.

Just to clarify, I don't frequently do this. But the laughs we had were worthwhile.

Further to that, one of my neighbors randomly decided to be super extra - very unusual for where I live- and decided to blast music at questionable hours in the morning.

Which lead an already sleep-deprived Ellen into a self-soothing state. Such a state frequently involves singing.

Sidra IjazFeb 17, 2022, 5:44 AM

Yesterday my husband entered the room while Ellen was singing 'Do a Deer' [during the virtual editorial meeting]. He looked at me with such surprise and left.

Later he asked me: "Sidra what was that meeting about?" 😂 "Why was someone singing, do you sing too?" etc 😂:

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EllenFeb 17, 2022, 5:53 AM

Oh I forgot I did that hahahah #ellenBrain.

EllenFeb 17, 2022, 5:53 AM

It went on for a while too.

EllenFeb 17, 2022, 6:07 AM

Ellen to Limarc: I promise I won't talk too much at the meeting.
Also Ellen: Randomly breaks into song.

AmyFeb 17, 2022, 7:08 AM

Ask him, uhm do you not sing in your team meetings? :savage-joy:

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Sidra IjazFeb 17, 2022, 9:56 AM

Faheel hasn’t seen Miley Cyrus inspired all hands yet 😂 He might have a mini heart attack if I show him the slides 😈

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AmyFeb 17, 2022, 10:41 AM


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Sidra IjazFeb 17, 2022, 10:43 AM


😂 1
Sidra IjazFeb 17, 2022, 10:43 AM

Just realized 😂😂😂😂😂😂

LinhFeb 17, 2022, 1:26 PM

Yesterday Doe a Deer was sung happily in our corner of the world too…but it was by my almost 5-year-old daughter 😂 In what context was it sung by Ellen LOL

Sidra IjazFeb 17, 2022, 1:32 PM

Ellen has got a new neighbour who is a great admirer of music and Ellen is practicing vocals to impress them :)

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LinhFeb 17, 2022, 1:34 PM

Kien let's join an editorial meeting next week :savage-joy:

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KienFeb 17, 2022, 1:51 PM

Is that 'Do a Deer' from Sound of Music? :savage-joy:

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LinhFeb 17, 2022, 1:52 PM

Doe a deer is, 'Do a Deer' I don't know :savage-joy:

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KienFeb 17, 2022, 1:57 PM

Do a deer a female deer, re a drop of golden sun 🎵

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Sidra IjazFeb 17, 2022, 1:59 PM

I’ve ruined this poem for kids.

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EllenFeb 17, 2022, 4:30 PM

He waited until 11 this time but I will keep texting my landlord until he gets wireless headphones. I can't imagine being that obnoxious. I own DJ equipment and I know better than to behave like that in a building full of people.

EllenFeb 17, 2022, 4:30 PM

Unreal y'all.

EllenFeb 17, 2022, 4:31 PM

Imagine I started blasting my electronic music, on my professional speakers, at 4am.

EllenFeb 17, 2022, 4:34 PM

Kien it's from The Sound of Music. Also, I have no idea why I started singing it. My brain doesn't function properly in the morning.

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EllenMar 8, 2022, 11:14 PM

Create draft slogging.

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EllenMar 8, 2022, 11:18 PM


EllenMar 8, 2022, 11:18 PM

It's not working lol

EllenMar 8, 2022, 11:18 PM

I'm now trying desperately to find yours.

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*Linh showed Ellen the way to create the thread. Ellen has new skills. Probably all of Ellen's published articles will be threads now.

*No deer were harmed in the making of this Slogging thread.


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