Would Match.com Help Me Find The Ideal Presentation this Week?

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:

Flipchartguy

BW Training Rocks Photo

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

ABOUT…

Background/Values

 

Him

His Date

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

Presentation Style

Him

His Date

Lecture No Way Deal-breaker
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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One thought on “Would Match.com Help Me Find The Ideal Presentation this Week?

  1. Pingback: Using “The Dating Game” to Identify Amazing Conference Presentations | Train Like A Champion

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