Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous

Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> Fri, 16 April 2021 01:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous
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On 4/15/21 5:54 PM, Keith Moore wrote:
>
> On 4/15/21 8:37 PM, Michael Thomas wrote:
>
>>>
>>> I've found that newcomers are much more likely to be taken favorably 
>>> if they're well-prepared.
>>
>> Well, the nature of a newcomer is that they *won't* be well prepared. 
>> It's sort of the nature of the beast. 
>
> Disagree.   They won't know everything, of course, but if they know 
> enough about the subject matter to clearly know what they're talking 
> about,  they're much more likely to be taken seriously.
>
> And the problem of participants not being well-prepared isn't at all 
> limited to newcomers to IETF.
>
>
I remember when I first arrived on the scene and all I can say is that I 
was really cringeworthy. I'm pretty confident so I could take my lumps, 
but most people are much more risk adverse. We need to keep that in mind.

Mike