Shitty Conference Presentations

I’ve discovered two fundamental truths about conference presentations. First, 80% of them suck. People show up under-prepared. Second, because so many people delivery shitty presentations, it’s easy to stand out from the crowd and make a strong impression by preparing. A conference presentation is an excellent way to sell yourself and your scholarship. Presentations aren’t papers. Alter the content of your arguments to better reflect…

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Best & Worst

Please stop: …using speaker phones to talk in public places. …throwing large medicine balls against the floor at the gym. There are better, less annoying ways to train than balls slams. …dancing in jam-packed bars with no dance floors. Everyone around you is holding a drink. Notes: True story: Two nights ago, I had a dream I lost my job and the only position I…

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Seattle, Hair-Styling, & Blogging

  I’ve got so much on my plate this February. I leave for the WSCA conference in Seattle in two weeks. I’m presenting three things there. The first is a 10-minute, autobiographical monologue about child molestation. The other two presentations are oral reviews of research that cover the fourth and fifth chapters of my book. I remember when I had the energy to present five…

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Act I from “More Tales from Inside a Child-Eating Vagina”

For the first time in 15 years, I’m working on a live, staged theatrical production. It’s an autobiographical solo play called “More Tales from Inside a Child-Eating Vagina.” The show contains 3 monologues. This is the first of the three. I’ll be performing this monologue in Seattle the weekend of February 23rd. I plan to stage the entire production at the 2019 National Communication Association…

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