Confession: I'm a Nodder

Thu 08 December 2016

I was preparing my slides for my recent MLFL talk, and I came across this great page on How to give a great presentation by Simon Peyton Jones at MSR. First off, it was a huge help in getting ready for the presentation, I was still very nervous but the tips in the slides were a big help.

One thing that struck me was the slide on Being Heard. Specifically, trying to identify a nodder and speaking to him or her.

I never thought about it before, but I am definitely a nodder when I attend talks. My head is constantly bobbing as I listen to speakers present their work. So keep an eye out for me if I'm attending your talk, I'll be nodding away!