Well I just finished reviewing the evaluations for my presentation, Introduction to SQL Profiler, which I gave at the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday on August 1st. The reviews were great, but this makes me wonder if some of the attendees were biased because I was involved in organizing the event. Maybe they were a little generous on the evaluations. I am not saying that I am not a good speaker, but of the 40 people in attendance not one provided me with any constructive criticism. I am not complaining about the good response, but I always enjoy when I get good and bad comments, this helps me prepare better for my next talk. Our next user group will be broadcasted via a Live Meeting, so if you want to give me so good constructive criticism on how I can make my presentations better, send me an email to pleblanc@tsqlscripts and I will send you the invite.
Wait I spoke to soon, I just read found one of my evaluations stuck in a stack with another presenter. This person is a Microsoft Employee and had this to say:
“I suggest you use ZOOMIT to make the presentation better”.
That is a great comment. I deferred from using ZOOMIT in this presentation because I thought if I increased the font size in Management Studio that would suffice. Apparently not. I think next time, I will ensure that I continually poll the audience about presentation and demo visibility.
Talk to you soon
SQL Down South