I was all excited to go tonight to the Tampa Bay Business Intelligence Users Group meeting.
Around 1:30pm the phone rings, Jose Chinchilla, president of the group.
Asks what I'm going t speak about tonight.
The presenter canceled at the last minute.
I agreed to speak and would find something to talk about.
I had a 2-3pm meeting so I didn't have much time to prepare.
I found a few good blog posts from my site and starting to create a Power Point demo.
Then found a site to upload to: http://www.slideshare.net/jbloombi/tampa-microsoft-bi-user-group-july-9-2012
I read through it a few times to get out the spelling errors.
And that was that.
Arrived at the meeting before 6pm.
I thought I'd be presenting for about a half hour, then found out I'd have the entire meeting time.
Luckily I brought my new Samsung device which connected directly to the projector, and I brought my MiFi device for Internet connection anywhere, as there was no internet connection in the room.
So Jose introduced me, I gave my standard Anthropology degree should be unemployed joke, and then spoke for over an hour.
I went through each of the slides, just to get a feel for what the title was about, and ad-libbed most everything.
I stopped and asked for questions along the way wasn't sure if I was rushing through it.
A lot of good discussion overall and feedback & questions.
I then thanked Jose and said he'd be raffling off a car tonight so get your raffle tickets in early, a BMW I think.
Overall, this was my first professional speaking engagement, didn't have time to get nervous.
Some good feedback overall.
I'd be willing to speak again...