October 25th, 2005

antenna-side-view

Presenting in 50 minutes

My conference presentation is in 50 minutes, give or take 5. I've got a couple of trivial changes to make to the slides but the substance and the order of my presentation is finished. I know it by heart and then some. Maybe it's not the strongest work I've ever shown, but it's something I actually did that actually helped scientists get their jobs done. I know I'm good at technical presentations and public speaking doesn't bother me much.

So why am I so nervous?
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    jittery
double-twist

Mission accomplished

The presentation went smoothly. It almost always does once I get into the flow of it, which usually takes about two slides. Now I can start breathing again.
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    satisfied satisfied