Oh Centra web seminar software, you useless piece of #$^#&! Not only do you not allow me to upload my PowerPoint presentation directly (or, at least I couldn’t figure it out in the time I wanted to allot to learning), but then you don’t automatically turn on the mic?
Okay, so I’m stupid for not turning on the mic to record my presentation. And of course, it’s the flawless presentation that doesn’t get recorded. You know the one…with a voice like James Earl Jones, silky smooth and authoritative, telling the world ‘Not only do I know Statistics, I soothe you into not even caring what topic we are talking about!’
In the end, I think I recorded that presentation eight times. Since we couldn’t go back and record over a single botched line, at least there was always the option of just starting over. For the ‘final’ submitted assignment, there was plenty of digital distortion in our presentation, where I got a little overzealous in my explanation of forecasting wood pricing. What can I say, to me talking about statistical modeling is like talking politics. Eventually, I’m going to get a little riled up!
Who knew that 5 minutes of presenting could take 90 minutes to perfect? Perhaps the greatest irony…it’s not even a graded assignment. What was I so nervous about?