Friday, November 20, 2009

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2010 launch in Cluj and Timisoara

During this week I took part as a speaker to the events organized by Microsoft in Cluj and Timisoara for launching “The new efficiency” products. I was a little skeptical about speaking to this events because of two reasons:
- My lack of experience in speaking to a large crowd of people;
- During my former job as system administrator in Vodafone, the main reason for going to such events was to have a day off from job and to have a free lunch.
After spending almost four days with the guys from Microsoft and speaking to the events I can say that I was completely wrong.
The first thing that I found out is that outside of Bucharest, the people that take part to such events are usually technical people who want to learn about new technologies. They are good listeners and sometime they ask excellent questions. It is definitely a pleasure to speak to a room full of such persons.
Another exciting thing was the interest raised by the new products. As my partners from Microsoft said, Windows 7 was the star… but only for the consumers. In my opinion most of the participants were there to learn about Windows Server 2008 R2 and some of them about Exchange 2010.
Last but not least, you get a lot of emotions when you speak to a large audience but is not an impossible thing to do it. As a speaker you see a lot of things that are not ok, but only a small amount of them are visible from the outside. There are a few important things that you must take care: you have to speak to the audience not to the projector screen, you have to interact with them and you should know what you are talking about.


2 comments:

  1. Hey boss! ;-) daca stiam ca dai prin Cluj te-as fi chemat la o "cafea" :) . Vreau sa va felicit si eu pentru realizarile obtinute! Va urmaresc site-ul principal ;) Bafta in continuare!!!

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  2. Hey... nu am stiut ca te gasesc pe acolo, altfel sunam :)
    Sa fie!

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