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