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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2011, 01:49:12 PM »
Are you saying people actually used that word at a professional conference? Doesn't sound like anything I ever attended.

National Homebrew Conference. American Homebrewers Association.

Sorry, that wouldn't justify it for me. I use the word myself, but there's a time and a place for it and a conference isn't one of them in my opinion.
I guess we won't be seeing you in Seattle then.

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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2011, 01:54:57 PM »
Displays immaturity to me and should be reserved for the bar or the street.

First thing is no one's paying me to give a presentation. I volunteered my services.

The second is that we have to remember that the best way to educate is to entertain at the same time. If you make people laugh, they pay attention more, they learn more. (I could pull cites for this, but they're locked away in my partner's classroom for summer school). In my case, I tell jokes and I use judicious swearing in an empathic way to shock and spice up what could otherwise be a dry and very dull topic of conversation.

So yes, I swear and I joke about it and make it seem like I'm cussing every other word, but in reality it's a few well chosen spots to goose the audience.

Plus, I quote the great "Inherit the Wind":

"I don't swear just for the hell of it. Language is a poor enough means of communication. I think we should use all the words we've got. Besides, there are damn few words that anybody understands. "


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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2011, 01:59:21 PM »
NHC is in Seattle next year?

Yep.  You gonna be there?
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2011, 02:00:18 PM »
Are you saying people actually used that word at a professional conference? Doesn't sound like anything I ever attended.

If you think NHC is anything like any "professional" conference you've ever been to, then you probably don't want to attend.
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2011, 02:03:34 PM »
:D

I'll be there!  (BTW, thanks for coming along with us to Stone and Lost Abbey!)
Are you kidding?  Thanks for the ride!  It was great meeting and hanging out with you guys.
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2011, 02:04:46 PM »
Are you saying people actually used that word at a professional conference? Doesn't sound like anything I ever attended.

If you think NHC is anything like any "professional" conference you've ever been to, then you probably don't want to attend.
Yeah, it's more like a bar, and he's already said it is appropriate to swear at a bar. :)
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2011, 02:05:47 PM »
Are you saying people actually used that word at a professional conference? Doesn't sound like anything I ever attended.

If you think NHC is anything like any "professional" conference you've ever been to, then you probably don't want to attend.

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Where can you go to learn, laugh and just have fun while tasting beer and mead all at the same time. The NHC is special in the sense that it's not your ordinary professional conference. It's one big party where we share our thoughts and ideas, increase our knowledge and have one hellava great time.
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2011, 02:15:25 AM »
I hear Tech Talk didn't have any swearing.
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2011, 04:53:22 AM »
NHC is in Seattle next year?

Yep.  You gonna be there?

Hard to say but I'd like to of course.  I enjoyed a trip to Portland a few years ago and want to take my wife to see the Pacific Northwest and it spectacular scenery.  And I hear they've started making beer there.
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2011, 05:45:45 AM »
I assume the reason swearing is forbidden here is not so much that the administration believe we ought not to swear here but more that they want to make sure that people can view the forum from work where it may be blocked if there are swear words. More of a practical rule than a moral one.

Also, if it is not clear, coat and tie are not required at the NHC.

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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2011, 06:00:55 AM »

Also, if it is not clear, coat and tie are not required at the NHC.

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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2011, 06:16:42 AM »

Also, if it is not clear, coat and tie are not required at the NHC.

Shoes are optional.
Red keds are pragmatic.
I believe there is a "no pants" option as well...
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2011, 09:24:34 AM »
Hey guys, any word on the presentations?


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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
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Re: AHA Conference Talk - Power Points
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2011, 09:38:34 AM »
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