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Public Speaking

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Phoenix, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Phoenix
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    Nobody told me today's VMware user group meeting was a 'special' one, apparently its the annual 'conference'
    I've been up since 4:45am, flew to Portland, picked up my rental car (a shiney Charger, vroom vroom)
    and am speaking in front of 450 people at 4:30pm this afternoon (about 5 hours from now, and im still brushing up my slides)

    'Bring the Rain'
    Next Gen I/O and Cloud Computing demystified


    should be fun!
    wish me luck
     
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  2. ThomasMc

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    Good luck with that, I would end up a babbling idiot if it was me, most I've had in front was 10 in my BT training having to sell them crap, didn't enjoy it then nor today :(
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Best of luck mate. You will find it easy no doubt because cloud computing is so interesting/the future. Just a shame you can't mention the future of gaming going this way too :D
     
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    In a past life I worked in Industrial Relations (both sides - first Trade Union then management). I regularly used to speak in front of hundreds of angry union members. Nothing like a seething undercurrent of resentment in the room to focus your attention :biggrin
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    I have done some public speaking too, it's a little nerve wracking though quiet a buzz once you settle down.

    Good luck Ryan 8)
     
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    I want to get a part time teaching job like a couple of lessons a week just to improve my speaking.
     
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  7. UKDarkstar
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    Hope it goes/went well Ryan - we shall expect a link to the video ! :p:biggrin
     
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  8. AJ

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    You won't even notice those 1000 guests, coz you love thae sound of your own voice, the South African version as well
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    Oh I'm so not volunteering to come speak at the CF Birthday Bonanza now


    Just got back to Boise, a little buzzed from the ample booze and high altitude cabin pressure ;)

    The keynote went well, in fact I was told by more than one person it was the best of the day, it was fast, fun, interactive and exactly what people needed at 4:25, they really didnt need another 'let me point at my generic slides' session that they had had all day

    no body got up and left, despite it being so close to home time, but we did have a few less than the full house of the first keynote, i heard it was still over 400 though! eek
     
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  10. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Well done you :) sounds like it left you buzzing!
     
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  11. Phoenix
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    That would be the Ketel one and Grey Goose consumed at the airport belated birthday girl!
    tried to call you by the way! stupid international calls hehe
     
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  12. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Aww rubbish lol. Well if you're online later (4 hours or so) I may be taking the unprecedented step of being on MSN. Maybe.
     
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