This week I’m in Las Vegas for SHRM’s Talent Management conference. This afternoon, I saw a sign for a wedding chapel in my hotel. It made me wonder: will I find a soul mate of a presentation at this conference?
Match.com seems like as good of a place as any to try to find this soul mate. Here’s what my profile would look like if I were to enlist Match.com to help me find The One:
Seattle, Washington, United States
Seeking: Just one amazing presentation (though two might be nice!)
Within: SHRM’s Talent Management Conference
ABOUT HIM & WHO HE’S LOOKING FOR
I’m told I have a one-track mind. All I can think about is how to make learning a great experience for the learners. Whether I’m at work, at home or on vacation. I’m hoping you’ll be ok with this little quirk. As for you, the question shouldn’t be *who* I’m looking for… more *what*? I’m really looking to be swept off my feet and smitten with a well designed and delivered presentation. If you’re good, I might even want to take you back home with me, as a kind of longer term thing.
Interests: Flipcharting, designing learning experiences, throwing a participant’s question back to an audience of learners to see if anyone in the room has an answer
Exercise habits: Pacing back and forth in front of an audience
Favorite Things: Opening a new pack of Mr. Sketch markers
Last Read: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction
|Education||MA Organizational Psychology||No Preference|
|Learning Style||Visual||No Preference|
|Delivery Style||Attempt to be inclusive as often as possible||Show me the ring (because I want to be engaged by you)|
|Honesty||I try||Honesty is a must! What you advertise in your session description should be what you deliver in your session.|
|Risk Taking||Nothing ventured, nothing gained||Fearless|
|Visual Aids||Prefer flipchart; PPT if I have to||Standard templates, lots of text and bullet points are all deal-breakers|
|Preparation||Almost always||Impeccable (yes, I have higher standards for you; perhaps you’ll inspire me to prepare better)|
|Delivery||Use a lesson plan as a guide||Preferably smooth (reading verbatim from notes or from slides is a deal-breaker)|
On Wednesday, I’ll share whether I’ve been able to find this elusive soul mate. In the mean time, what kinds of things do you look for in a conference session? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.
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