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Thanks for writing this Alaina!! I love the analogy to clubs/spades/hearts/diamonds. Do you have any advice on how to know whether a proposal is worth revising or should be scrapped altogether? It's hard to know whether an idea is good and worth building on, or whether it would we better to go a different direction.
Hi Amanda! 👋
That's a great question. I think that a speaker-hopeful should scrap their talk proposal if a change in their personal interests makes them decide that they no longer want to speak about a subject. A speaker may also choose to scrap their proposal if they receive feedback that makes them want to approach a subject from a new angle.
However, I'm of the opinion that most rejected conference talk proposals bring forth good ideas. Sometimes, these ideas need to be revised or brought to a different venue in order to be beneficial to both the audience and the speaker.
Thanks! I like that perspective/advice.
Alaina, thank you for your clear ideas about how to accept feedback and incorporate it. I'm still working on that skill myself!
This is a fantastic post! Thanks for taking the time to write all of this out in such detail... it's a difficult topic and you've laid it out in a very actionable way. Much appreciated!
This is a great post, Alaina! Thanks for sharing. You've helped me upgrade my abstract game. :-)
Thank you, Anjuan! I admire your talks so this means a lot. :)
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