I have been busy of late, meeting my staff and telling them how pleased they are to be working for me. But I have not forgotten you, dear Reader, as you flounder in the academic swamp, thrashing around around desperately in search of wise counsel.
It is time for another Rule.
As conference season approaches, now is the time to show you how to become the star of any conference. Since I lead by example, dear Reader, I can do no more than to present to you my most recent email exchanges with conference organisers in my own field.