Hot New Presentation Tip

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Before giving a presentation, I review Scott Hanselman’s top 11 presentation tips. Well I have a twelfth tip that Scott needs to add to his list, and he’ll vouch for this.

rockband A couple of hours before Jeff and I gave the ASP.NET MVC presentation (the video is now posted!), we played some RockBand in the Big Room (exhibition area).

Playing Eye of the Tiger before a big talk has a great way of both pumping you up and loosening you up at the same time. When I ran into Scott and told him this tip, he said he did the very same thing, playing Eye of the Tiger on RockBand before his talk. In his case, I think he played for two hours.

In any case, I felt like my talk went well. Jeff was entertaining as always and provided that taste of real-world relevance to what we’re doing with ASP.NET MVC. I particularly liked it when he remoted into his live server and showed the audience how his 8 CPU server was doing via task manager.

In any case, if you watched my talk, be sure to submit evals (higher number means better. Whomever gave me all 1s, that’s just mean! ;). I look forward to hearing your feedback. I’d love to be able to show people that there’s a demand for this type of framework and development model (transparency, source releases, etc…) and maybe we can get more than one MVC talk next time. I think it’s time I do a really advanced one. :)

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8 responses

  1. Avatar for David Crowell
    David Crowell October 28th, 2008

    I bicycled to a job interview, and the endorphin high helped tremendously :)
    It's probably similar.

  2. Avatar for bamboocha
    bamboocha October 28th, 2008

    How about a link to vidio from this presentation? we would be interested in seeing it :)

  3. Avatar for Jason
    Jason October 28th, 2008

    A really advanced MVC talk? Yes please!

  4. Avatar for Dragan Panjkov
    Dragan Panjkov October 28th, 2008

    Here is the link to the session recoding:

  5. Avatar for Louis DeJardin
    Louis DeJardin October 28th, 2008

    Great session. Now I know what Jeff looks like - he's not monochromatic after all. I agree I'd like to see more MVC. Especially since many of the other technologies still seem pretty far beyond the horizon.

  6. Avatar for Jeff Sheldon
    Jeff Sheldon October 29th, 2008

    Great presentation! I'm knee deep in MVC right now!

  7. Avatar for Lorenzo Van Eenoo
    Lorenzo Van Eenoo November 4th, 2008

    I watched the presentation online yesterday. This MVC stuff makes me enjoy web development. It was great to watch your enthusiasm and commitment to the product. I also think that "annoying" Jeff is a great speaker.

  8. Avatar for Emad Ibrahim
    Emad Ibrahim November 8th, 2008

    +1 vote for an advanced talk.