main_board said:Hmmmm, that just might be a little awkward! Good luck with all the preparations.
DHyslop said:Oh, come on---it would look great on your CV!
Good luck, and I hope it goes better than my Geological Society of America talk last year
DHyslop said:If you've given regular research talks you probably don't need either cv padding or well wishes
DHyslop said:I really don't understand how myself or anyone else can be so nervous about public speaking. It is so irrational. I was watching Bill Clinton give an hour-long speech to a college group in Texas today on C-Span. Completely extemporaneous, without any notes or anything. I was in such awe until I realized that I, or anyone else, can do the exact same thing when we're talking to a friend and aren't under pressure. Completely psychological.
DHyslop said:It reminds me of a bit by Jerry Seinfeld where he's talking about a poll that said people's number two fear is death, and their number one fear is public speaking. The logical conclusion is that if you have to go to a funeral, most people would prefer to be in the casket than to have to give the eulogy!