February 28, 2004

On Chairing a Conference Session

1. I think that the role of the chair of a session is a bit like the guest host on Saturday Night Live during the musical segments. That is, you get up there and say, "And now, 20 Hertz of Candid Realism!" and sit down. If you tell people this beforehand, and phrase your announcements accordingly, you can get a few cheap laughs.

2. When you say, "Please thank our speaker," do not spoonerize.

Posted by Matt Weiner at February 28, 2004 04:28 PM