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Old 08-05-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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Today's my P-Day, WISHers! My presentation about WISH

EDIT: The live video is available here:
Everything I Know About Web 2.0, I Learned From the Disney Marathon

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That’s PRESENTATION day! Tonight for FIVE minutes I’ll stand on stage at “ignite Raleigh” before 500 people in a tiny little downtown theater and talk a bit about the the WISHers and the Disney Deads and making my marathon dream come true as 20 slides auto-advance every 15 seconds behind me.

For those 500 people in attendance, there will be 100 seats, 75 barstools -- and alcohol served. Hummmmm… At least I’m the third presenter and not the 15th!

I don’t know how I’ll do, but it will be videotaped, so I can point you to the video online afterwards.

In 5 minutes, I can’t possibly do justice to you all -- I had a lot of lofty goals in the beginning, but I quickly realized 5 minutes is only enough time for what my co-workers refer to as an "elevator speech" -- similar to what you'd tell someone who ran beside you for 5 minutes on the marathon course. And in the 5 minutes I had to include info about a Web 2.0 concept and tie that idea in! But the presentation does include links to the web so folks can find out more about the WISHers afterwards if they are so inclined. And there are photos of you. (More WISH photos than Dead photos, because all my photos are of the Scream Teamers.)

It’s a very different kind of public speaking. Because the slides advance so quickly, if you hesitate, stumble, or “lose your place” for a few seconds, it’s pretty obvious, and you can easily get out of sync with your presentation slides. I’ve rehearsed many times, but I have yet to give the same spiel twice because recovery forces you to drop some material from one slide when you “flub” another. And there will be 500 folks milling around imbibing alcohol while I’m presenting. Yikes!

Send some pixie dust my way. I’m prepared, but really nervous. I’ll be curious to know what you think my “main point” is after you’ve seen the presentation. I hope I don't disappoint you.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:45 AM   #2
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Wendy this sounds awesome! You are going to do great and I can't wait to see the video afterwards.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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Can't wait to see the video Wendy!!!!! Good Luck!!!
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:58 AM   #4
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You will be fantastic Wendy
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:59 AM   #5
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Hey Wendy girl!!!

You will do awesome and I just can't wait to see the final presentation!!

Good luck and sending you lots of Pixie dust!!

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Old 08-05-2009, 07:33 AM   #6
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Best WISHes to you Wendy. I'm sure you'll do wonderfully.

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Old 08-05-2009, 07:45 AM   #7
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Wendy, we will be thinking of you and anxiously waiting to hear all about it. Have fun!!
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:22 AM   #8
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Go, Wendy. Go, Wendy! Go, Wendy!!!! GO!!!!!

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Old 08-05-2009, 08:27 AM   #9
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Wendy - Good Luck!!! You'll do awesome.

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Go Wendy! You'll do great.

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Old 08-05-2009, 09:04 AM   #11
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Wendy, I know you will do well. You will be fantastic!
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:07 AM   #12
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Wendy I wish I had known about this! I would have loved to have been there. You will be AMAZING!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!
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You will be AWESOME!!!!
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:34 AM   #15
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OMG this is so exciting! Go Wendy go! Ignite away!
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