|Before the microphone at the pub|
Photo by Marcella Carragher
But talking to a general audience was a new experience for me, and the preparation turned out to be quite different to my previous academic papers!
Suddenly, I found myself thinking much more about the audience, hooks, and narrative.
About unleashing my academic third person distance from what I was discussing and putting myself in the picture.
About being a little creative - gasp!
I thought I'd share a bit about my experience here.