RE: Trip Reports re: presentations

Subject: RE: Trip Reports re: presentations
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 12:45:08 -0700 (PDT)

> I disagree with not passing handouts out before speaking at conference
> sessions.
> 1. For me, at the front of a room speaking, I am no more distracted by a
> bunch of simultaneous page turning than I am at conversations on the
> other
> side of the cubicle walls. I am capable of not losing focus on what I'm
> doing (and am often passionate about) because of something so trivial.

Not ME...the other people in the group.

> 2. They'll more than likely be taking additional notes, which will be
> very
> helpful.

They can take notes anyway...and for those that don't have paper, I usualy
being a supply of 25 sheet notepads.

> 3. Better that then uninformed questions. If I'm seeing a presentation
> and
> can only view what's up on screen, especially in the case mentioned, I'd
> take it with a huge grain of salt, wondering what was being hidden, and
> I
> might be much more hostile in that case. If the material is there, it
> can be
> reviewed, compared, and otherwise looked over, and the resulting
> questions
> are likely to be more intelligent.

The questions come at the end, so they've been informed of everything
prior to Q&A session anyway. The problem with questions during a
presenation is that it opens you to loosing control of the presenation.

John Posada
jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com
john -at- tdandw -dot- com
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