An existing WordCamp speaker and with 30 years of general IT support experience, I’ve spent more times than I wish to remember standing in front of people giving presentations. I’ve also been professionally trained on giving them and, in my spare, time perform on stage, often in front of 200+ people a night.
Even so, speaking at WordCamps can be a daunting, even terrifying, experience, no matter how many you’ve already done. So, in a series of posts, I want to share my knowledge, along with what I’ve learnt from some of my fellow speakers.
And, today, I want to talk about the use of slides.
Whilst nothing like the weather currently in the North of the US and Canada, it’s quite cold in the UK at the moment with snow in many areas. For me, it was freezing fog yesterdayfollowed by a light dusting of snow.
During my morning walk I took some photos of the rather wonderful scene that this created.
Well, I’d argue a a Five Nights at Freddy’s plush and vinyl figure isn’t, however cute and fluffy it is. And that’s exactly what I found, sat alongside Ben 10 and other children’s toys, at my local Tesco’s.
For a number of years now, I’ve asked people, buying me birthday and Christmas gifts, to use my Amazon wish list and, indeed, I’ve converted a lot of them to doing the same (and you can put items on from other online retailers too – they don’t have to be Amazon purchases).
But isn’t that pretty boring as there’s no surprise? Well, in the modern, throw-away economy, struggling with our own consumerism and waste, maybe it’s not such a bad idea after all because it seems, well, we’re not very good at buying presents otherwise.
Like last year, instead of the standard ‘year in review’ post, I thought I’d so something different and create a list of “twos” for 2018. These can be 2 good things, 2 bad things or a mixture. But just two.