All right, hugemistakers. We’re all (mostly) in different fields. Like, way different fields.
So imagine you have five minutes to address a room full of people who are intelligent and interested but know nothing, or next to nothing, about the work you choose to do every day.
What’s the one thing you want these people to understand about your work?
Use your five minutes to correct misconceptions you suspect most people harbor, or to tell people something you know they don’t know. Or get on your high horse and rant. (HISTORIANS DO MORE THAN TEACH! HULK ANGRY! HULK SMASH!)