Thursday, November 20, 2008
I was on a panel of four people yesterday. We were all told to speak for 10-12 minutes; one person spoke for 25. It was the second time I have been on a panel with this person over the past two months, and he did the same thing both times.
Small slippages in time happen to us all--very often the pace of our speaking changes with venue. But someone who takes up more than double his allocated time is either unprepared or inconsiderate--probably both.