With the courts closed and the legal profession in holiday mode, what better opportunity to do lots of pointless presentations?
You’ve done the presentation, you’ve had the feedback — but what does it really mean?
Please find your handy Wigapedia Presentation Feedback Translator to assist in understanding those Delphic comments… (with a hat tip to @BagotBriefs)
What it really means
|A great speaker||Nice shoes|
|Very informative||I turned up to the wrong talk, but on the upside I did learn a lot about forfeiture clauses in Russian oil contracts|
|Able, confident||Arrogant know-it-all. Judges around here would hate him|
|Very enjoyable||Loved the bit where she tripped over the projector cable!|
|Really excellent talk||I didn’t understand a word, but the funny pictures were just great!|
|Humorous||I’d not heard the one about the penguins before|
|Will definitely send instructions||You will never hear from us again. Delete all reference to us now and save yourselves a lot of wasted emails|
|Well prepared||Found the venue. Could work the laser pointer. Knew her own name|
|Would like more information on the slides||I am plainly mad and I hate all my colleagues|
|The event ran to time||I genuinely can’t think of anything more positive to say. Notes very nicely typed?|
|We would like some more training||Freebies welcomed, then we can spend the training budget on a Christmas party|
|We liked the interactive aspect||It was hilarious to listen to our colleagues’ make total eejits of themselves by their pathetic attempts to answer trick questions|
|I thought the right amount of material was covered||I was definitely awake for the first ten minutes…|
|I would recommend this to colleagues||They deserve to sit through this two-hour pile of crud after they filled the drawers of my desk with frozen peas|
|I’d have welcomed more practical demonstrations||The law stuff is dull — can we have more funny slides and bits of plasticine?|
Wigapedia (aka Colm Nugent) is a barrister at Hardwicke in Lincoln’s Inn in London.