You're in luck, I've pinched two videos from Youtube to illustrate the process. The first video is longer and more detailed. If you're in a rush, (people are waiting at the table and you've run off on a "Bathroom run") you might want to jump down to the bottom video. It's shorter. If you've got time, please enjoy them both at your leisure. Keep in mind, you can tell your guests that the turkey needs about 15 - 20 minutes for the juices to settle before carving and then you can sneak to your computer for a quick review before you're actually put on the spot.
If you're nominated to do the carving, these are my humble suggestions:
- Find a good place to work. Preferably away from view. That way your guests won't see you using your fingers.
- Invest in a really sharp knife.
- Keep your fingers out of the way of the blade when carving.
- Don't panic. Once you learn the basic strokes, the rest is fairly simple.