KCOUG Training Day...
I'm currently at the KCOUG (Kansas City OUG) training day. I just did the "keynote" talk and then sat in on this guys presentation (first time I met Steven Feuerstein in person):
He had a bit of a problem projecting with his laptop - just would not work at all. I ended up sharing my laptop with him and he drove his talk from there. That was a bummer because much like me - he uses live demonstrations to drive home a point, but since this was so last minute (in fact he started late because of this problem), it was all we could do to get the slides over. Hopefully, we'll have that fixed for the afternoon session.
It was a bummer to miss the demonstrations though, would have made the points he was making that much stronger. One thing he did I liked a bit and will have to play with myself was "drawing on the screen" while talking:
All of the red on there - added by mousing it in as he was talking. I thought it was pretty effective - not sure that I've seen it before (or if I have, it wasn't done in a useful fashion :). It worked well.
Anyway, it was the first time I met Steven, his talk was pretty good - he is an excellent presenter - very comfortable up there in front of the room. He rolled with the "lack of projection" issue easily enough - some people would freak out and not be able to continue or be so flustered by the problem it would affect their entire talk, for him - it was just a bump in the road.
Looking forward to the rest of the day - two more talks to go... Then off for Rhode Island, Boston and home.... (for a week, no travels next week)