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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'm interested in your talk. Do you have slides or a paper available?
    • That brings me to another point: I try to use slides as supporting material for my talk as opposed to something I read out to the audience.

      My slides won't make much sense to anyone who didn't hear the talk they accompany, so I tend not to distribute them. On the other hand, this means people who didn't attend the talk can't find out about it.

      The ideal way for me to deal with this would be to write up my talks, which I must force myself to do before I forget what I talked about.

      I'll update the Wiki with
      • That brings me to another point: I try to use slides as supporting material for my talk as opposed to something I read out to the audience.

        Good for you! I'm already liking it.

        Your slides should have two things in them: the outline of your talk, and props you need that you wouldn't be able to describe adequately in prose. It should not be the text of your talk.

        In fact, if I catch any of my instructors (or myself {grin}) reading a bullet word-for-word, it's time for a little rethinking.

        --
        • Randal L. Schwartz
        • Stonehenge