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Clovis8

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1120 on: June 13, 2011, 07:00:32 PM »
Feeling super nervous about having to make a research presentation tomorrow. I wasn't scheduled to present but my co-author just emailed to say she can't make it because she's not feeling well.
She didn't even send me slides so am starting from scratch :-\. Butterflies in my stomach.

That sucks. Best to try to avoid just reading from a paper version. You co authored so you know the material. Have fun and look at it as a chance to chat about something you really know about.

You know more about the topic than the audience.

Then again I am a nerd and love presenting at conferences.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1121 on: June 13, 2011, 07:03:39 PM »
Thanks for the vote of confidence :). Really need it right now.
I love presenting too usually. I just hate being caught unawares. I think I'll feel better once I actually get my slides done instead of just complaining about it!

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1122 on: June 13, 2011, 07:04:19 PM »
Feeling super nervous about having to make a research presentation tomorrow. I wasn't scheduled to present but my co-author just emailed to say she can't make it because she's not feeling well.
She didn't even send me slides so am starting from scratch :-\. Butterflies in my stomach.

Just have to ask, do you think she is really sick?  Seems strange she wouldn't send the slides unless she didn't have any?  Good luck
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1123 on: June 13, 2011, 07:11:27 PM »
Just have to ask, do you think she is really sick?  Seems strange she wouldn't send the slides unless she didn't have any?  Good luck

Yeah, no idea. Never worked with her prior to this and I'm non-confrontational (i.e. wimpy) to a fault. So didn't even bother to ask too many questions.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1124 on: June 13, 2011, 07:17:48 PM »
Just have to ask, do you think she is really sick?  Seems strange she wouldn't send the slides unless she didn't have any?  Good luck

Yeah, no idea. Never worked with her prior to this and I'm non-confrontational (i.e. wimpy) to a fault. So didn't even bother to ask too many questions.

Yes, I sort of would be the same, not to be non-confrontational, just that I think it would be wasted energy that won't change anything.  Anyway, don't let us distract you too much if you need to work on the preso. 
« Last Edit: June 13, 2011, 07:22:40 PM by jdc »
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1125 on: June 13, 2011, 07:49:24 PM »
Good luck, worm. You'll do great!
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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1126 on: June 13, 2011, 08:01:33 PM »
Thanks for the vote of confidence :). Really need it right now.
I love presenting too usually. I just hate being caught unawares. I think I'll feel better once I actually get my slides done instead of just complaining about it!


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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1127 on: June 13, 2011, 08:06:29 PM »
Discovering the 'Desert Island Discs' archives.
I'm pretty sure they weren't there the last time I looked at that website, and yay! Excitement!

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1128 on: June 13, 2011, 08:07:05 PM »
What kind if research do you do w@w? I know what Ses does but not what you do.

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Re: What are you doing?
« Reply #1129 on: June 13, 2011, 08:41:28 PM »
Rejoicing to see posts from Marbe(girl).

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