Re: English spoken here (was: PowerPoint considered harmful)

SM <sm@resistor.net> Sun, 02 December 2012 20:24 UTC

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Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 12:07:37 -0800
To: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
From: SM <sm@resistor.net>
Subject: Re: English spoken here (was: PowerPoint considered harmful)
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Hi John,
At 09:21 02-12-2012, John C Klensin wrote:
>(d) Their reading-English is much better than their spoken
>English and they have trouble keeping up even if (b) is quite
>moderate.

Yes.

>But can be considerably aided in many cases by written material
>(slides, summaries, or both) well in advance especially if those
>material are also used at the meeting, thereby aiding
>synchronization.

As a personal opinion I would say yes but I'll leave it to the 
consensus of the group.

>Cultural styles also make some of the most affected parties less
>likely to speak up for their specific needs on this list than
>one might like.  That leaves the rest of us with a choice

Probably.

Please note that I don't know the solution.

Regards,
-sm