couple of months back, I conducted my first "training", kicking off a series of presentations to our internal development and QA teams. I noted then how much fun I had, not only preparing the presentations, but giving them as well. Since then, I've done two more sessions for the internal audience, the response to which has been very positive.
Time to step things up a bit...
The next few weeks will be full of firsts for me, as I step, no, let's say LEAP, well outside of my comfort zone. Or what I thought was my comfort zone. I say "thought" because I'm finding that I really enjoy doing these presentations.
The first first will come on March 21st at 1:00pm CST, as I participate in a discussion panel with Karen Lopez, Grant Fritchey, Tim Ford, Jorge Segarra, Stacia Misner, and Mike Walsh as part of the upcoming "24 Hours Of PASS" event. This will be my first ever public "speaking" event, and I'm very much looking forward to it.
The second first occurs on April 21st in Madison, Wisconsin. No webcam for protection this time - I'll be stepping out in front of a live audience as I take part in SQL Saturday #118. I'll be presenting a condensed version of the presentation that I've done for my developer/QA audience, "10 Ways To Abuse T-SQL". Small potatoes for the people that do this all the time, but a huge deal for a first-timer. I can't wait!