How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking

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:

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?

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SQL Saturday Pensacola 2018 – Full Circle

SQL Saturday Pensacola 2018

Back in 2015, I attended IEPTO1 by SQLSkills. It was there that I met Tim Radney. I remember asking him for advice on the best way to get out there in the community, etc. He said, “start a blog, then start speaking at user groups and SQL Saturdays…”

I remember flying back home from the training event, immediately registering this blog URL, and posting my very first blog.

Fast forward a couple years…now I have over 120+ blogs posted. I just started speaking at SQL Saturdays this year. My first time speaking was at SQL Saturday Orange County, then Albuquerque, Dallas, and finally…

Pensacola.

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A Rickshaw and SQL Saturday Dallas 2018

This past weekend I was honored to speak at SQL Saturday Dallas.

I had the chance to meet some awesome #SQLFamily, a few of them I have interviewed for my blog. Mindy Curnutt (organizer), Tim Mitchell, and Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman.

I initially picked Dallas because my cousin lives there and thought it would be a great reason drag him along with me to attend his very first SQL Saturday event. Continue reading “A Rickshaw and SQL Saturday Dallas 2018”

How I Got High at SQLSaturday Orange County 2018

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One of my goals for 2018 was to finally take the leap and jump into the world of public speaking.

So I went to the PASS website, navigated (myPASS –> mySQLSaturday) to the “Session Submission” section and scrolled through all the cities holding a SQLSaturday event. Continue reading “How I Got High at SQLSaturday Orange County 2018”

My Very First SQL Saturday Event – SQLSatDC

I attended my very FIRST SQLSaturday event in DC an absolutely loved it. I attended workshops by MCM and MVP Brent Ozar (b | t), MS Senior PFE Ayman El-Ghazali (b | t), MS PFE Patrick Keisler (b | t) and MCM Wayne Sheffield (b | t). If you want to see the session schedule with all Powerpoint presentations, go here.

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