First of all, I have to say that being a Microsoft MVP is a huge honour! Since I got this award last year, many things changed for me for the better and so that’s one more reason why I am really looking forward to 1st of April when Microsoft will announce whether or not I will continue to be part of that elite group of people for one more year(so everyone wish me luck!). In the mean time, however, the MVPs from our region(CEE – Central and Eastern Europe) will gather in wonderful Belgrade on 29th and 30rd of March for a 2 day conference and I am really pleased to say that I will be one of the speakers of the event! What I am going to talk about is one of my favourite topics – Presentation Skills and the title of my session is “Deliver Better Presentations. The Next Level!”. In the 50 minute slot that the conference organisers are giving every speaker, I will simply share my algorithm of how to create and deliver presentations/talks/sessions (whatever you wanna call it) in a way that the audience just does not have any other option, but to rate your session as the best one. I am really looking forward to this event already! The bar is raised high, but I have some serious experience in delivering amazing talks, so I would love to share some of the things I know with the other MVP folks!
See you there and I am sure we will all have great time!
Update: A few hours after the end of the event and just a few more before I get the news on whether I will be MVP for one more year or not, I am attaching my slides from the talk that I delivered at the event. It was a really nice experience to see so many new people and talk about(even under NDA) for the things we care about – SQL Server and even more interestingly about soft skills and their importance(that was not under NDA though :D). Ending it here with one last huge “THANK YOU” to Yulia Belyanina for everything she did for so many MVPs during her stay in Microsoft! Thanks, Yulia!