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I wish I had a do over though.  Not that I skiped on anything.  I just went too fast.  Motor mouth instead of stuttering like crazy. 

My first time speaking was an experience that I won’t soon forget.  I went over all my points, it’s just I know our portal does more.  Maybe I did not convey that so much.  Maybe I should have done some live items instead of screen shots.  Three people even hung out afterwords so, I guess I did have some impact.

There are a lot of what ifs or, could I have dones but all in all, I did it.  Something that is WAY out of my comfort zone.  It was something that I myself, thought I was not able to do.

 This time I am glad that I was wrong.

 Demo Jam is next and a packed Wednesday and Thursday after that. 

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  1. Jim Spath
    Yes, been there done that.  It gets easier over time, so I hope you put in a customer presentation for next years ASUG Annual Conference (co-located with Sapphire again).  The call for speakers opens soon.  We’re planning to hold 2 webcasts for speakers, one on how to build your presentation, and one on speaking skills.

    Jim

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  2. Mark Yolton
    Hey, David, congratulations.  I would bet that the audience was forgiving … after all, they view you simply as “one of them” who is sharing his experience and expertise, and they’re all rooting for you to do well. 

    Maybe next year, you’ll take my job and do the intro of the keynote speaker or kickoff the DemoJam in front of 6,000 people on the big stage!  Let me know if you’re interested… 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at TechEd. 

    Mark Yolton

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