Lately I’ve been thinking about taking a break from doing presentations. Not sure what triggered it – maybe just a sense of wanting some more time for other things. I’ve been doing presentations on a regular basis since 2006. Before that it was once a year at PASS and maybe something at work. Along the […]Read more "A Speaking Sabbatical"
Last week I got the news that none of the four sessions I submitted for this year were accepted. Disappointing for sure, but not cause for despair. Because I’ve been lucky enough to have been accepted to speak many times in the past I don’t get too stressed out about it, I know that there […]Read more "I’m Not Presenting at PASS Summit 2013"
I talk to people about career planning and professional development quite a bit. It’s common to find them wanting to grow, but unsure of how, and more unsure of what is worthwhile. One of the things I recommend most often is to give a presentation at one of the community events. It grows a whole […]Read more "Why You Should Speak at SQLSaturday (Or Any Other Free Event)"
Back in February I did a presentation for MagicPASS that ran long, maybe 30 minutes over the time allotted. It annoyed me to be so far off, but overall the group seemed ok with continuing and so we did. I thought about it some then, but it wasn’t until I saw someone else do it […]Read more "Presentations That Exceed The Allotted Time"
I attended the second meeting of MagicPASS (no web site yet) on Feb 16 at Stetson University in Celebration, FL. Great facility – classroom style seating, dual projectors and screens, couldn’t ask for better. The only downside to it so far is that it’s $200 per meeting for the space, quite a chunk of overhead […]Read more "Notes from the February 2011 MagicPASS Meeting"
Kendal Van Dyke is launching a new PASS Chapter called MagicPASS in Orlando this week, with the first meeting on Wednesday January 19, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Stetson University Center in Celebration. This is part of our effort to reach more people in Orlando, Jack Corbett has moved the monthly OPASS meeting […]Read more "New PASS Chapter in Orlando–MagicPASS"