|Jon Mayhew, Sarah McIntyre and Lucy Coats in action on SCBWI Pulse Panel|
Now pause for a second and imagine the mad authory person striding up and down the her office, declaiming to three long-suffering dogs.
Oops! The beeper goes off.
There is still a lot of stuff to say.
The damn speech must be cut.
And cut again.
And snipped still further.
Time must be squeezed till it fits.
There's nothing worse than a panel speaker who rambles on and on, going over their allotted timeslot and messing up all the other panel members. That's why I give thanks for my talk timing OCD. It means I'll never be one of them. The dogs still think I'm mad--but that's a price I'm happy to pay.
|The Nearly-Perfect 8 minute Speech|
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