PASSMN November 2013 Meeting
Posted by denglishbi on November 15, 2013
The next Minnesota SQL Server User Group meeting is on Tuesday, November 19. This month Mark Vaillancourt will be doing a presentation on the art of presenting.
Be sure to register so that your name badge will be available for you at the Microsoft Technology Center when you arrive.
The sponsor for this month’s meeting is Digineer.
- 4:00-4:30 : Registration / Networking / Announcements
- 4:30-4:45 : DANGER: The Art and Science of Presenting by Mark Vaillancourt
- 6:45-7:00 : Prizes / Giveaways
DANGER: The Art and Science of Presenting
Abstract: Is there a great difference in the brain chemistry of someone fleeing a hungry mountain lion and someone presenting to a group of colleagues in a corporate board room? The answer is: NO. Over the past decade, a lot has been learned about the chemistry of the brain and why humans react the way we do to events in our environment. The concept of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is a compelling and growing concept that applies this knowledge in a set of learnable, improvable skills for leading human beings. While EQ is often applied to corporate leadership, the parallels to presenting are fantastic. This session will explain the basics of EQ and demonstrate how you can apply it to make your presentations better in the following areas: * Crafting better slide decks * Preparing yourself for presenting * Delivering your content * Dealing with the unexpected Understanding and practicing the concepts of EQ can make your presentations a better experience for everyone in the room–including you
About Mark: Mark Vaillancourt is an Information Management consultant for Digineer, a Microsoft partner based in Plymouth, MN. He has been working with SQL Server for 5 years and holds the MCITP – Business Intelligence Developer 2008 certification. With a background in Theater and Improvised Comedy, Mark makes sure that his presentations are both informative and fun.