Conference pet peeves

23 11 2007
  1. Style over substance: the conference bag/food/website is better than the talks.
  2. Lack of preparation: “What do you mean, I only have 20 minutes?”
  3. Misuse of visuals: “Here’s a fifteen minute video. Don’t worry though. I’ll to talk you through it.”
  4. Self-indulgence: “As you know, I’m X and and I represent Y. I take it you’re familiar with my work on Z.”
  5. Powerpoint hell: (flipping nervously through presentation at warp speed) “Damn it, I know that slide is in here somewhere.”
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