093/366: Talk Prep, continued

The Internet was really flaky at Chateau Steelypips for the last couple of days, and I was kind of busy yesterday, so I've got a bit of a backlog of photo-of-the-day posts.

This is another document-my-activities post, from a day full of talk preparation. As a change of pace from just reading the text out loud in an empty room, I decided to try writing it out again from memory, at least in outline form. These three pages of illegible scribble are the result (artfully blurred in the photo so you can't see how bad my handwriting is...).

Outline of my TEDxAlbany talk, as part of the preparation process. Outline of my TEDxAlbany talk, as part of the preparation process.

On Wednesday, I also discovered one of the few things more awkward than giving a practice talk to an empty room, which is giving a practice talk to a room where people are scurrying around doing other stuff, completely ignoring you. I went down to Overit, where TEDxAlbany was held Thursday, mostly to make sure I could find the place, but also to get a sense of the room. While I was there, I ran through the first bit just to get familiar with their clicker and stuff, as their tech folks set up cameras and cables and stuff. That turns out to be incredibly distracting, but I think I was probably sort of useful to them, so, um, I guess that's good?

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