Sometimes you work really hard on a presentation, and once it’s over, you realize you shouldn’t have put so much effort into it.
I spent 12 hours at work the previous day and another 2 hours at home that night–not to mention the countless hours before that–prepping for a half hour presentation delivered via webcam at work yesterday. I got little sleep for 2 nights since I had to use all possible waking hours preparing slides and practicing. It was exhausting; I was exhausted. And it was all over in 30 minutes. Actually, 25 minutes, 44 seconds, and 25 whatever-the-next-increment-on-a-stopwatch-is, to be exact. It seemed like it could very easily turn into one of those high effort, low reward situations that tend to accompany work projects.
But then, something weird happened. Read the rest of this entry »