Re: Trip Reports re: presentations

Subject: Re: Trip Reports re: presentations
From: "Guy K. Haas" <ghaas -at- selectica -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 11:31:14 -0700

Carma C Allen wrote:
. . .
> My personal wish list number 1 is--DON'T put up a slide and then read it to us.
> Paraphrase, if you must, explain, expand upon, or whatever. I can read it myself
> much faster than you can read it out loud, so you've lost me right away. I think
> the tendency among presenters (not necessarily at STC conferences, but anywhere)
> to just read their slides to the assembly is very annoying.

Another of mine is--PLEASE, if you have slides, provide handout copies
(or publish before the conference a URL where they can be found).
It is much easier to follow and take notes if I have a copy of the
slides the speaker is NOT reading but embellishing.

Saying "leave me your business card and I'll send you the PDFs" is
nowhere near as good -- because then I need to take notes in a way
that enables me to correlate the notes to the slides that come later.

--Guy K. Haas
Senior Technical Writer (Software Exegete)
Selectica, Inc.
E-Mail: ghaas -at- selectica -dot- com

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