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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Just when I thought my year was effectively over in terms of public speaking, I was asked to present my PASS Summit 2014 talk on “The Professional Networking Toolbox” for the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter. It’s been  exactly two years since I last spoke at the Prof Dev VC so I readily accepted. I

 
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Upcoming Events

I’ll be presenting at a couple of IT Pro events in the next couple of months: First, SQL Saturday Detroit on May 17th. This is their second event held in the Motor City. I was happy to attend last year and it’s great to be going back. I’ll be talking about Achieving Compliance in SQL

 
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Akron AITP

Published on March 23, 2013 by in Presenting, Speaking

I’m honored to be speaking at the Akron AITP user group on Tuesday March 26th. I’ll be presenting on LinkedIn for IT Professionals. The Akron AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals)  is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Wow. Most IT organizations are mere infants in comparison. I have presented at the group before and

 
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Presenting at the 2012 PASS Summit

I was contacted by PASS HQ on Wednesday. They informed me that there had been a cancellation and if I would be interested in presenting at the upcoming PASS Summit?  Interested? My happy dance went on for about an hour. I promptly emailed them back and indicated that I would be most definitely interested in presenting at

 
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Presentation Tips

Since there are a few rookie speakers presenting at the upcoming Orlando SQL Saturday, I thought I’d offer some tips on presenting. These are some of my lessons learned, and some that have come from other people. These are mostly focused on things to do day-of, not on the preparation aspect. Make sure you bring a bottle of

 
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Upcoming Presentation Schedule

In less than two weeks, I’ll be flying down to sunny Orlando to speak at the upcoming SQL Saturday #151 there. I am really excited to be coming back to Orlando again for a 2nd year. I have a lot of friends through the #sqlfamily and #sqlpass communities in the Orlando area and am looking

 
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Pittsburgh Techfest

Published on June 12, 2012 by in Presenting, Speaking

Last weekend I spoke at the 1st ever Pittsburgh Techfest. My topic was SQL Server 101 for IT Pros. Basically a survival guide for non-DBAs. The session went well with lots of good questions. Thanks to all who attended.  Below please find the link to the slide deck:   SQL Server 101 for IT Pros_Techfest

 
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April IT/Security Summit Event Recap

The April IT/Security Summit event was a great success. The event was heavily focused on Higher Education and the Public Sector. I was chosen to present on SQL Server 101 for non-DBAs. The initial vision of the presentation was to deliver a no-nonsense, survival toolkit for SMB’s (small to medium businesses) who did not have

 
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CBusPASS April meeting recap

Last night I had the pleasure of presenting to the CBusPASS SQL Server user group for the 1st time. I arrived a little early, not knowing what the Columbus traffic was going to be like. So I helped chapter leader Dave Schutz (Twitter) set up a little. The presentation went well, with lots of good

 
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My Upcoming Schedule

The next 2 months are looking to be very busy for me.  On April 12th, I will travel to Columbus to present to the Columbus CBusPASS chapter on Upgrading Server Server to 2012.  I was in Columbus for the SQL Server Special Ops tour and the CbusPASS folks are great people and I’m happy to

 
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