Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden
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If You Can Talk With Crowds

My boss, who regularly gets a bee in his bonnet about the way we all IM each other instead of talking, has decreed that every Friday one of us will give a five- to ten-minute talk on a subject of our own choosing, work-related or not.

He asked for volunteers to go first, then, when none were forthcoming, issued a timetable. I'm up in March.

What am I going to talk about? I have many areas of knowledge, but will any of them hold my colleagues' interest?

My boss's suggestion, inspired by my Viggen desktop wallpaper, was that I should speak on 'Swedish interceptors of the Cold War', but this is perhaps a little too eclectic.

So, what do you think I should talk about? (I do not guarantee that I will use the most popular pick, or even the funniest suggestion.)

Poll #1670322 Unaccustomed as I am...

On what subject should I address my colleagues?

Swedish interceptors of the Cold War
4(8.3%)
Kenshukai karate
4(8.3%)
Life cycle and habits of the domestic gerbil
0(0.0%)
What is a 'furry'?
5(10.4%)
The Red Baron
10(20.8%)
Iditarod: the greatest race on Earth
9(18.8%)
What I did on my holidays
1(2.1%)
Advanced motorcycling
2(4.2%)
James Bond: feminist icon
11(22.9%)
Other
2(4.2%)

Other?



I shouldn't be freaked about this. After all, I hold two certificates from the English Speaking Board, and when I was in the Air Training Corps my presentation on the Red Baron placed highly in a Wing-wide Public Speaking competition. And there's every chance this whole idea will die a death long before my turn.
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