Posts Tagged ‘Slides’

Sharing Slides on

October 9, 2012 1 comment

Hey everyone. Just a short post to let you know I am now sharing some of my slide decks from conferences at SlideShare. Here is the URL:

Some things I put there so far:

  • The Fusion Fireside talk I did at SQL Bits (which shows SQL based message queues in action)
  • My Big Data vs. DW deck (as seen at SQL PASS 2012 and other conferences)
  • A deck I created to introduce storage people to databases
    Feel free to use the material, I only ask that you let people know where you got it from.

My old slide decks belongs to MS as their IP, so I can’t share those slides with you. However, you will often find some of that material is available for download at the conference site where I presented it. For example, you can find a lot of my presentations on the SQL Bits website here:

Next week, I will be presenting at IP Expo about the Fusion-io SDK initiative. Exciting times.

Improving Slide Layouts– A Case Study

January 6, 2012 7 comments

Very soon, it is conference time again, at SQLBits. As our team is preparing for this big event, I took a hard look at the slides we are using and the design we apply. While you may argue that spending time on slide design is a waste. I beg to differ. Using slides that are easily readable, beautiful and speak with clarity is important: No matter how great your content is, my experience shows that the audience will also judge you on the quality of the slide material you use. I will also assert that that most people are visual learners, so you owe it to your audience to use well designed slides. But even if you still disagree and if you don’t believe good slides help visual learners, consider this simple observation: if your slides look sloppy, it reflects on your character.

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