A list of dislikes in (scholarly) presentations

We all now that reading is just not acceptable in conferences (it is boring and uninformative).Now, I would like to address the opposite risk: the speaker who has attended a class on public speaking and believes that s/he has most of all to be entertaining. I know, in each book and website about how to reach the next level in your presentations and/or blogposts and/or in your speaking skills, you will read that you have to tell stories, be personal, use images. However, if you are like me, you might instead agree with what follows: ...more
I think it boils down to authenticity.  If someone adds anecdotes or jokes because they think ... more

Blogs: What a girl wants

Blogher is a blog community for women, so I have a question only women who follow blogs can answer.  Actually, I have several questions.  It's quick, easy, and you'd be helping me with my college coursework (Yes, I actually get college credit for blogging). Please, come out of lurk mode and comment here or via email at cindy@cskaggs.com...more
@elisa freschi Thank you for your thoughtful reply.  That's exactly what I'm looking for!  As ... more