- Date: Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 6pm - THANKSGIVING!
- Location: Southboro, MA
- Kitchen: Richard and Anita's House
- Fellow Chefs: Chris, Michael, and Ana
- Dining Companions: Richard, Anita, Ephraim, Richard H, Renato, Teri and Terry
- Recipe Rating: B
I am giving a talk at Wesleyan on Wednesday. I wrote my talk yesterday, and this morning I practiced it for Chris. At the end, I said, "So, how was it?" His response: "Well, I have a few suggestions..." Now that I have eaten lunch I am about to embark on the task of rewriting my talk. On the one hand, when you practice a talk you always want to hear that it is perfect the way it is! But on the other hand, Chris' comments, although harsh, were really helpful, and it will be a better talk once I adopt his suggestions. I firmly believe in practicing every talk in front of a trusted friend before giving it for a seminar -- it really helps identify which areas are unclear. Chris, Mike, and Vigleik have always been really fantastic about listening to practice talks, which I appreciate tremendously! At Wesleyan I am speaking about my research and I have several such talks written. This one is for a more general audience than I am used to speaking for though, so the tricky part is making it understandable without cutting all the real content.
Ok, time to get back to it!