The nerves started to set in last week. While chopping veggies for dinner, I observed: “I’m going to be presenting to pillars of the field!”
I’m pretty sure Mr. T replied something along the lines of “Well don’t mess up then” and/or “You’re a pillar” in keeping with “You’re a towel”/”No, YOU’RE a towel” practices (for those who watch Southpark).
I felt worried and excited and nervous to present my research for the National Communication Association Organizational Communication division’s Top Four Paper Panel. Mostly because my collaborators and I had 12 minutes to condense 40-ish pages of scholarship. No mean feat!
Thankfully the pre-presentation jitters wore off by the time we were up, and my friend Lou Clark and I rocked out our presentation of “Making sense of pink elephants, bureaucratic bullshit, and other metaphors of change: A longitudinal study of inter-agency collaboration and organizational change.”**
It was SO much fun to look out at 100-something people and see heads nodding along as we shared our multi-year odyssey of a research project.
** By Shawna Malvini Redden, Lou Clark, Sarah J. Tracy, and Michael S. Shafer. More details to come!
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