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Call for Speakers

There are quite a few events coming up in 2010 that need speakers. If you are close to any of these events, consider submitting a session.

March 27, 2010SQLSaturday #29 - Birmingham 2010
 SQLSaturday #30 - Richmond 2010
April 24, 2010SQLSaturday #39 - New York City 2010
April 24, 2010SQLSaturday #41 - Atlanta 2010
May 1, 2010SQLSaturday #36 - Wheeling, WV 2010
May 8, 2010SQLSaturday #36 - Jacksonville 2010
May 22, 2010SQLSaturday #36 - Dallas 2010
May 22, 2010SQLSaturday #36 - Portland 2010
June 5, 2010SQLSaturday #36 - Pensacola 2010
June 12, 2010SQLSaturday #43 - Redmond 2010
June 26, 2010SQLSaturday #42 - Columbus 2010
July 31, 2010SQLSaturday #40 - South Florida 2010
Aug 14, 2010SQLSaturday #36 - Baton Rouge 2010
Nov 8-11, 20102010 PASS Summit

If you have some expertise, or even want to increase your changes of being picked for the PASS Summit or another large event, you ought to think about submitting a session to a SQL Saturday.

User Groups

Most of you have a local user group that is always in need of speakers. Consider practicing a presentation there and working on your delivery. It doesn't have to be perfect, but share something you've learned. I'm sure most of them would love even a 15-20 minute talk on some subject.

Career Builder

Practicing your delivery, your teaching, your communication skills is a great career builder. You'd be surprised how easy an interview is after you've been on stage sharing information with a group ahead of time.

If you are advancing in your career, consider giving a short talk somewhere this year and helping out your fellow SQL Server professionals.