conference tip: bring someone named Edward with you to every speech you give; so you can end your talk with “thanks for coming to my talk, Ted”

if you can’t find a Ted who’s willing to do that, ask if any of Ted’s Ex’s are available

(to accompany you to the talk; this is surprisingly not general dating advice)

@ktemkin wwwaiiit ted is short for edward? i thought it was short for theodore

@ktemkin alternatively - introduce the next speaker after you as mark twain did once: " i do know only two things about my esteemed colleague: that he never was in jail and that i have no idea how he managed it!"
i am still waiting for the day when i will have enough courage to bring this ...

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