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Presentation Best Practices: How to Rock Technical Presentations
Just because you’re a technical rock star doesn’t mean your technical presentation is going to rock. This session is for veteran presenters as well as first-timers, offering prescriptive guidance and best practices for structuring, building and delivering a compelling technical session every time. Consideration will be given for effective use of PowerPoint, presentation differences for audience/venue (small, large, virtual, non-native language) and preparing/executing great demonstrations.

Speaker Bio: Douglas McDowell is the CEO of North America for Solid Quality Mentors. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, an MCT, MCTS, MCSE, MCDBA, and serves as the Director of Technology as well as the Director of Global Chapters on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS). He is an author and contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine. Douglas completed his MBA at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and also holds a Masters of Information Technology and a degree in Culinary Arts. Douglas is a passionate speaker about the value of Business Intelligence realized through successful architectures and implementations.

Session Goal #1: How to structure and build a technical presentation.

Session Goal #2: How to deliver a compelling technical presentation.

Session Goal #3: Considerations for PowerPoint, presentation audience/venue, great demonstrations.

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Solid Quality Mentors
CEO, North America
Douglas McDowell is the CEO of North America for Solid Quality Mentors. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, an MCT, MCTS, MCSE, MCDBA, and serves as the Director of Technology as well as the Director of Global Chapters on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS). He is an author and contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine. Douglas completed his MBA at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and also holds a Masters of Information Technology and a degree in Culinary Arts. Douglas is a passionate speaker about the value of Business Intelligence realized through successful architectures and implementations.
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