It’s hard to believe that I’ll be speaking at the Webmaster Jam Session tomorrow afternoon when I have so much work left to get done today. Before I head to the airport (around 4pm), I have to create a logo, put some finishing touches on a site that’s supposed to launch tomorrow, and take care of a pile of maintenance work. Did I mention I’m eating lunch right now? I guess all those responsibilities are keeping me from getting nervous, but honestly I’m not feeling a bit intimidated. I worked hard on my presentation and practiced it twice over the last week. My timing seems to have worked out pretty well because both times I ran about 45 minutes to an hour. I just hope everyone in the audience enjoys my presentation as much as our cat (my captive home audience) did. Ironically, Ames was working on a presentation of her own for school, but listened to some segments of my last practice and said I sounded confident, but a little too serious. Me? Serious? We’ll see if I can adjust that. I’m not sure why I’m blogging this, except that I wanted to record some of my thoughts before my first foray into speaking at conferences. I’ve thought about teaching at some point, and I’m sure these types of experiences will help with that. Not to mention how cool it is to have the opportunity to fly to big conferences and hang out with industry gurus. Well…time to get back to work. Hopefully I’ll be catching up with some of you soon in Dallas!
PS – My latest article for WPDFD just hit the home page: Board it Up
4 comments on “Pre-Jam Work Session”
Good luck Jason! After this weekend I’m sure your cat won’t be the only inspired and better informed audience.
Great job at Web Jam! I really enjoyed your presentation and your book as I am currently a developer that is experimenting in designs and such.
Enjoyed your presentation and meeting you in person. Keep up the great work and hopefully we’ll intersect again.
Your book is now in my Amazon cart. =)
I enjoyed talking with you at the Webmaster Jam Session. I am a big fan of your book, and you did great for your first big speaking engagement. Keep up the good work.