Sorry if there is already a thread like this, but I was wondering if some of the well-experienced puppeteers on this forum could give me some ideas. I've only been teaching myself for a few days, so my performance is extremely weak. I use the counting exercise and read passages from my favorite books to get the lip sync as accurate as possible. I also place sticky notes on my monitor to create focus points for my puppet to 'look' at. Any tips on how to improve performance stamina or how to creatively make use of the arm rods would be greatly appreciated.