Thursday, June 30, 2011

Time management in the academic circus

Believe it or not!
I was asked to give a talk with this title to a group of academics (a mixture of staff from universities and theological colleges). At first I thought the title a bit silly, but I eventually came around to the circus metaphor and built it into my talk. I used points such as
  • Choose your ringmaster
  • Choose your act
  • Choose your audience
  • Juggling less balls is an easier act
  • Plan your act
  • Many small acts can be built into a great act
  • Face it! Academia is a circus!
  • Tune out background noise to focus on your performance
  • A circus should be fun but not drive your crazy
I will leave you to flesh out the details for yourself.

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