Yikes. I felt like I did not do my best presentation during the group meeting. I succeeded in getting nervous throughout the first third of the presentation. Hopefully, that's the end of being nervous.
The group had really good suggestions. I need to express in plain language the intent of my talk right at the beginning instead of implying it. People had trouble knowing what to expect. If given a scaffold at the beginning, diary, the audience will be able to build the presentation with you during the talk.
And I spent all week on preparing for the conference (as well as other minor duties)! It's tough work preparing and I want to make sure everything is in order...well, without spending months on it. I better get moving on everything once I get back, and I need to
remember to take some conference notes, report on what I see, and talk
to three professors.
Oh no, Lucas! I told Lucas I couldn't get the derivatives fit this week like he wanted but that didn't happen! He moved off to a post-doc taking his expertise with him. Worst of all, now when I have a meeting with Kieron, I don't have my Lucas crutch! Yikes!