Blogging has been kind of off recently, between catching up from vacation and putting together a talk for a seminar; hopefully, things will return to normal soon.
On the subject of public speaking, one of my weird talk-related habits is that, after I’ve put together my slides, I’m very nervous about practicing the talk. I don’t mean practicing in front of other people, but practicing when I’m by myself and nobody’s around. Before the first time I run through it, I will procrastinate and get nervous. After that, my jitters are gone. This can’t be stage fright. Maybe early onset stage fright.? Weird. For the record, most people think I’m a good speaker, even though I always feel as if I’m about to start flailing miserably (really).
So what, if any, is your seminar/lecture related weirdness?