Not long ago I suggested that it would be better if philosophers did not read their papers but instead presented their work ex tempore, as is the norm in many other disciplines. Lively comments ensued. I recommend them to anyone who is new to giving talks, and even to those who, like me, aren’t but feel sometimes as if they were. From the well-travelled Cosma Shalizi at Three-Toed Sloth you can now read 2000 more wise words of advice on academic talks. Even if you’ve seen it all before (I haven’t), still this is the kind of thing that’s well worth repeating: the kind of thing, in other words, that we in some sense know but are very likely to forget when the fatal hour arrives (is there a theory of knowledge that takes account of this?).