I hate presenting the last

29 03 2010

I was to give a five minute teaser presentation on an upcoming event tonight. The turnout to the main event wasn’t overwhelmingly great to begin with. Whenever a presentation is outside of normal work hours, only the truly interested and the truly hungry show up.

Tonight’s main presentation was on WPF and on my colleagues’ use of nHibernate in their project. It was a good presentation, but way too long. After two hours and forty minutes (the length of Avatar) I got the chance to give my presentation to a virtually empty room. This isn’t the first time I’ve been in this situation. Going last always means your audience is tired and sometimes less attentive than an hour ago.

I much appreciate my friends taking the time to create such an in depth presentation; but next time, I’ll go first.

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