Originally Posted by bbd7777
cool coolio cool daddy likes... what about talking... answering questions yes no do you have to?
Don't have to. It is however in many situations required that you give your opponent your stack count. If you look really lost, the dealer will probably help you there.
The thing about live games is that the first couple of times you will be really nervous, but once you get confortable, you can just begin to enjoy being at the table.
In terms of preparation, you should calm yourself down before heading to live tables as the first times shaking and other nervous tells can be a problem.
Remember alcohol doesn't cure your nervousness, it just repositions it into bad play.