Creating Your Best Technical Presentation: A Speaker Workshop Session Description\AbstractCommunication is one of the most important skills in business – and technical professionals have a difficult task in creating, preparing and delivering pertinent content to their audiences. Whether it’s presenting to your peers on a technical topic or making the complex understandable for a more general audience, it takes great skill to deliver a compelling presentation. In this session, Buck Woody, a Senior Technical Professional from Microsoft with consistently high scores at TechEd, PASS and other conferences will show you how to create a great presentation. It’s a workshop-style event, so you’ll be asked (right from the start) to get hands-on and learn from Buck and your peers on how to select a compelling topic, research and deliver a great session. It’s eight hours of useful information and practice that will prepare you to present at events from user groups to professional associations. Speaker NameBuck Woody Speaker BioBuck Woody (blog | twitter) is a Senior Technical Specialist for Microsoft, working with enterprise-level clients to develop computing platform architecture solutions within their organizations. With over twenty-five years professional and practical experience in computer technology, he is also a popular speaker at TechEd, PASS and many other conferences; the author of over 500 articles and five books on databases; and teaches a Database Design course at the University of Washington. Session Agenda with topics to be coveredThis is a workshop-style session. That means that each attendee will be required to prepare and deliver a mini-session that will be refined throughout the day. Laptops and Internet Connectivity is required. In this workshop, you’ll learn and practice the following topics:· Selecting a Topic – Creating the best headlines to attract and audience and describe your session· Researching Skills – Sources and presentation methods of obtaining the most authoritative background information· Delivery Mechanics – From PowerPoint to simple whiteboard presentations, the best way to use the tools at hand· Dealing with Difficulties – Working with distractions, technical failures and hostile audiences· Selecting your Audience – You’ll have to sign up to learn more about this topic· Verbal Skills and Confidence – Learn and receive feedback on how you project, clarity, and methods to gain confidence in your presentation skills.