Thanks everyone for suffering through talk prep with me for the last few weeks. After all my whinging, things went pretty well. I think my talks were well received.
Preparation is torture. Every time I sit down and try to write a talk I swear that I'll never do it again. But then there's the buzz of presenting and the feeling that I may have actually communicated something worthwhile and helpful... and while I'm riding the high of it all, someone asks, I say 'yes', and find I'm locked into another round!
But not for a little while.