Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Maintenance of Genome Stability, or some bullshit like that 

Grrrrrrr. Just had my first "practice talk." The first one NEVER goes all that well, ESPECIALLY when I'm talking on things I've never talked about at a seminar before. It's all new material. Boss lady and the people in the lab gave me helpful suggestions. All stuff I've heard before: SLOW DOWN! Give more background, put less words on slides, more pictures, don't make your bullet points so wordy, explain this more thoroughly, etc etc.

I knew all this. I was expecting it.

Still sucks. I hate the first practice talk.

Now I have to incorporate all their suggestions into my talk. Which means ripping it apart, and piecing it back together again. God bless power point.