This evening I had the opportunity to once again give a presentation at our local SQL Uses Group (SSSOLV). I went into the presentation with the hope of trying to encourage participation and group discussion.
I think the presentation started off a little shaky for a couple of reasons. I had sent out an email requesting additional info to help prep for the presentation – however, I sent it late which impacted the feedback. I also didn’t review the PASS Monthly slide deck and sort of shot from the hip going through that stuff.
Despite that, the presentation went well. I had several people give good feedback. They liked the presentation!! Participation really went well and it felt more like a conversation than a presentation – that is a good thing.
Probably the best thing to come from the presentation was the resounding support in favor of trying to get a SQLSaturday down here. With that info, it looks like I will be starting the process to host a SQLSaturday and organize it from our side.
Another benefit to be derived from this presentation is a growing warmup that has been happening with the group. Each presentation I have given has improved in group participation. That would be coming from both sides – I am sure. Going back to some of my early blogs about participating in the Local User’s Groups, I want to reiterate how good it feels to participate. I am glad I have had the opportunities to present.