I had a fantastic opportunity recently as I was asked to speak at the Google Tech User Group on HTML5. Eoin Bailey, co-founder of Hit the Road and one of the founders of the Dublin GTUG, invited me to speak on HTML5 with some of their other speakers to give a full out HTML5 day at the Dublin GTUG. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to speak at Google so » read more.
I’m looking forward to starting this new webinar series that I’m launching in partnership with Zend about running PHP in general and Zend in particular on Microsoft Azure. My goal, as I’m writing the demos today after posting this, is to go through the Zend Guestbook quick start and then port that to run in Azure and leverage that platform. I’ll be posting the full technical write-up here once I » read more.
The Lost Art of Simplicity View more presentations from Josh Holmes. I recently did a keynote at the Central Ohio Day of .NET and a session at Kalamazoo X called “The Lost Art of Simplicity. I have to say that I’ve not been as excited about a specific talk in quite a while. I posted the slides to SlideShare and I’ve signed up for speaker rate for this session. » read more.
Wow I’ve been swamped. There’s so much to blog about in the past couple of weeks so I’m just going to catch some of the highlights. Ann Arbor Day of .NET was on 5/5/2007. It was fantastic! It sold out at 250 people and of that there were 210 people show up. That’s actually really good as most free events have a 40% droppoff and they had less than 20% » read more.
One of the things that I’ve missed during my tenure here at Microsoft is speaking at some of the independent national conferences such as VSLive. But if you look through the speaker’s list at VSLive Dallas you’ll find a fellow named Josh Holmes… Woot! I’ve actually got 4 talks and I’m sitting in on the ALT.NET panel on Tuesday night. Definitely come out and see us – Register online or » read more.
I’m giving a talk next week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). I happen to be in the fun position where I’m directly following the keynote. I’ve sat in on content reviews and keynote writing sessions so I know the messaging from that talk and the overlap that there will be with my session. One of the services that they offer to their speakers is a speech coach. It’s » read more.
As I’ve started writing about public speaking, I have started getting great questions that lead to more blog posts – keep those coming! I was talking to a fellow speaker (who can identify himself in the comments if he so chooses) and they brought up the fact that it’s hard for them to prepare a demo. I can tell you that this is an art form that I still struggle » read more.
Preparation is key in giving a great presentation. Apollo Ideas has a great blog post about the speech spectrum. There are basically 4 ways that you can give a talk. *Warning – gross generalizations ahead* 1. Completely written out word for word and read of the script. For this, you can think about your basic graduation speech. 2. Just outlined but not rehearsed. I see these too often. This is » read more.
| View | Upload your own This is a brilliant. It’s thought provoking. It’s crisp. It’s clear. I’m jealous and wish I was that good. Thanks Shiv Vithal for pointing it out. Technorati Tags: Speaking
Mel Grubb read my post on Public Speaking and Movement onstage and inspired me to write this post with his comments. “I think a good background in stagecraft could benefit a lot of public speakers. Simple things like basic blocking, “cheating” your face toward the audience, finding and eliminating your particular “tics” or problem words, etc. Speakers who say “basically” more than once every five minutes drive me up a » read more.