Things to avoid when speaking publicly (a.k.a. a reminder that applications for TEDxTerryTalks 2012 are due tonight).

Whoa – this brings back memories. This was our first ever promo video for our first ever TEDxTerryTalks. Still has some good advice, and don’t forget that if you want to give a talk in this year’s TEDxTerryTalks, you’ll need to submit an application (super easy to do) by tonight. (Go here to get details and apply!)

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at