One of my goals for 2018 was to start speaking at events (i.e. User groups, SQL Saturdays).
A handful of people (including attendees) have asked how I picked the locations to speak at (i.e. OC, Albuquerque, Dallas and Pensacola). Below is the logic (or lack there of) that went into picking the locations:
- Orange County, California – C’mon. Any excuse to go to California :)
- Albuquerque, New Mexico – Breaking Bad
- Dallas, Texas – My cousin lives there
- Pensacola, Florida – A dear friend/mentor of mine will be speaking there as well (Tim Radney)
How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking
As I sit in my hotel room after giving my 4th (and most likely last SQL Saturday event for 2018), I was wondering how I overcome my fear of public speaking?