Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 09:28:20 -0500
Reply-To: Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>
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From: Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>
Subject: Re: Help with SUGI Presentation
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>>> Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM> 12/5/2005 9:08 am >>>
Mona posted the following interesting question:
> Hey Guys,
> I am presenting for the first time at SUGI.Can
> someone give me some help with the tips for
> Any help will be really really appreciated.
Mona, first of all: Welcome to the Secret Society of Sanguine SUGI
Presenters! We will give you your ID card and teach you the secret
handshake at the conference!
Peter L. Flom, PhD
Assistant Director, Statistics and Data Analysis Core
Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
National Development and Research Institutes
71 W. 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 845-4485 (voice)
(917) 438-0894 (fax)
Dang, I didn't get one of those for presenting at NESUG.....Is that a
SUGI only thing?
Mona, as someone who has given a grand total of 1 talk at NESUG and 0
at SUGI, I posed a similar
question over the summer, and got lots of good advice, just as you
A couple other points:
1) Based on something Ron Fehd said to me after my talk, and some
thoughts about his comment.....one good strategy is to plant one friend
in the audience and work out some signals with him/her for 'too fast'
.....'too slow'......'explain that more'.....'too loud'.....'too soft'
2) Be sure that the intro mentions that this is your first time
presenting at SUGI
3) Relax. The audience wants to like your talk. They want to hear
what you have to say (or they would be elsewhere) and they are not
interested in finding ways to trip you up. It's not a job interview or
HTH, and maybe someday I will join you in the fraternity of SUGI