6: Thanks, Al Gore!

by Max Leibman

Caitie and Max continue to explore preparation and practice while discussing “Presenting Without a Net” by Rachel Toor. (If you asked, “Why would I need a net to present in the first place?” you have already made a better joke than Max did.) 

Caitie feels under the weather, so the Priority team keeps it short and sweet. Fewer things are misattributed to Abraham Lincoln, but Max makes up for it by continuously forgetting Rachel Toor’s name.

Nameless or not, her work inspires a lively discussion of writing and public speaking that leads Caitie and Max to conclude that the key to adequate preparation is to understand both your medium and your scope. Don’t memorize a paper when you mean to give a talk, and don’t write a book about an idea that deserves only a tweet.


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