I wanted to share the feedback that I got from my presentation this year at the PASS Summit. (http://drowningintechnicaldebt.com/blogs/shawnweisfeld/archive/2008/11/23/sql-pass-2008-talk.aspx) Again thank you to all that attended, and a special thank you to those that provided feedback it is an invaluable tool to help presenters improve over time. (BTW these are all the comments, I did not filter them at all)
Overall 4.44 out of 5
What is your overall evaluation of the session? 4.5
Difficult topic to present. He did a good job.
Good content. Bonus content at the end took it to the next level without getting exotic. Wirht the time to sit through.
Interesting, but a little slow at the start.
Speaker stands in the dark. Have some light on him.
This was the best session I attended. The presenter's pace was excellent and his lecture was well-thought out. He's obviosly comfortable speaking in front of a group.
How would you rate the usefulness of the information presented in your day-to-day environment? 4.08
The content was in an area we don't actively use, but don't want to avoid. This gave me a solid foot in the door as a DBA / Developer and exposed me to different facets to consider.
Samples should be more real world on what should be done in a CLR versus T-SQL.
How would you rate the Speaker's presentation skills? 4.5
Speaker is very smart about what to say.
Great speaking skills, kept the content flowing within the time alloted and managed to put in very valuable bonus content at the end. Great posative attitude.
He directed the audience well, even when we wanted to jump ahead of him.
How would you rate the Speaker's knowledge of the subject? 4.67
Obviously well versed on the topic, and for the most part able to take questions and resolve and answer that made sense.
My favorite part was that he showed errors we were likely to see and how to recover. No other presenter I've seen did this.
How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session? 4.5
Reletively hard to misunderstand this. Could have added the word "USING". NOt that there was a lack of space for it.
How would you rate the amount of time allocated to cover the topic/session? 4.5
A bit tight, but the content fit into the space allowed and the speaker stayed on topic to assure it worked.
And he did a great job of staying within his allocated time.
Great time management and ease of dealing with questions from the floor.
How would you rate the quality of the presentaion materials? 4.33
Good code examples demonstrated. Excellent use of realtime erros and troubleshooting.
stop showing the same thing on PPT and in code. it is not useful! You would save a lot of time.
He had all of his scripts pasted into his powerpoint for easy reading. Again, no other presenter did this.
Just leave most in power point. with just one or two real samples
Good examples; building on the go.