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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

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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

EducationMA Organizational PsychologyNo Preference
Learning StyleVisualNo Preference
Delivery StyleAttempt to be inclusive as often as possibleShow me the ring (because I want to be engaged by you)
HonestyI tryHonesty is a must!  What   you advertise in your session description should be what you deliver in your   session.
Risk TakingNothing ventured, nothing gainedFearless

Presentation Style

Him

His Date

LectureNo WayDeal-breaker
Visual AidsPrefer flipchart; PPT if I have toStandard templates, lots of text and bullet points are all deal-breakers
PreparationAlmost alwaysImpeccable (yes, I have higher standards for you; perhaps you’ll inspire me to prepare better)
DeliveryUse a lesson plan as a guidePreferably 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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