As part of an open session at Open Engagement, I gave a very short and somewhat rough presentation about ideas. Something I’m very passionate about and I’ve always wanted to present on the subject. While I didn’t have a formal presentation totally together, I had several good ideas about how and what I was going to present on. I decided it would be best to go over a lot of things very quickly as opposed to a lot of presentations where they focus on one particular point, my plan was to present several points and loosely tie them together under an general concept.
I had planned a 30 minute presentation that was to move very quickly. Part of the open sessions flaws was scheduling sessions one directly after another with no time cushion. When the previous presentation went over, it was no big deal, I had to simply adjust a little. I started my presentation on ideas at 2:10PM.
The funny thing was this girl Teresa Flores who I believe was visiting from LA or something. She had a 2:30PM presentation and I think she sat through my painfully drab session only to enforce her time laws and rules upon me. So at the end of the video you will hear her time sirens in her head going off. Teresa Flores, then asks me to wrap up by plugging my gallery, as if I was giving a sales pitch about my gallery for 20 minutes, I guess she was too busy throwing her session together during my session to pay attention to anything presented to her. People amaze me sometimes. So for the presentation, I had borrowed Kayla’s laptop after the presentation Teresa had the nerve to ask “where did that laptop go?”, Kayla was there and said that she had put it away.
“I was going to use that.” Teresa said….
uh, so you cut my presentation short in order to commandeer the laptop I used?? Super funny, I guess it was nice mode day for Kayla and I cause Kayla allowed her to use the computer and I actually stayed to see what was so important that this person would be so rude… Teresa then started her presentation to an audience of me and 2 people who had come to see me. ugh, I guess people can be so incredibly rude that they become a fascinating study in tactlessness.
Other than the strange social study of Teresa Flores, I did learn a lot about presenting.
I think with a lot of work and a bit more time to put into it, this presentation could be pretty spectacular and I’m going to start searching for places to continue to develop and share this. I think future versions of the presentation will have more a few more examples of how the audience can take the ideas from the presentation and make it more applicable to them in whatever they may do.
Without further ado, the presentation on ideas I gave at Open Engagement.