Today was the big day and I managed to make it through my SEO presentation at the University of Alberta in Edmonton without having a heart attack or putting anyone to sleep.
We got good feedback, which is nice to hear. I was pretty worried about it. I haven’t done any major public speaking, well, ever! I’ve spoken in front of smaller groups before, but not as big as the one today. I think there were around 55 people total.
I realized some flaws in how I presented that I’ll work on for my next one. I think the information I provided was good, but I ran over my time a bit. Agh! I think I had too many notes on my speaking page, which made it a bit choppy as I had to read a bit while presenting. Nothing like shaking that rust off!
I recorded the whole presentation which included Melanie Nathan from Status Firm and James Klassen from Epiar. I thought Melanie and James did a really good job on their part of the presentation and I learned a few new things along the way. I put a few tweets up on Twitter too.
Our presentation was about search engine optimization (SEO) basics, website content optimization and keyword research. We only had 1.5 hours, so it was a quick overview for the University of Alberta librarians and some government employees.
I enjoyed doing my presentation and I’m looking forward to being able to do more of them. I did record it and I will convert it to MP3 and put it up on here. I’m hoping the recording quality will be good, but I know it won’t be perfect.
I’ll also be putting my presentation up here after filling out my slides a little more. : )
1. John Sinclair Says: November 10th, 2008 at 9:17 pm
The presentations on SEO were all well-received and the feedback quite positive. Thanks for your contribution, Alain, and congrats from the organizers!
2. Alain Saffel Says: November 18th, 2008 at 11:50 am
I really enjoyed the presentation. I was a little apprehensive, as it was my first presentation in a while. Looking forward to doing more. :)