Baton Rouge User Groups Speaker Idol Signup 2014

Please use this form to sign up as a Speaker Idol competitor on October 8, 2014.

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    What is Speaker Idol? Our annual Speaker Idol competition is a fun and entertaining user group experience with all the user groups joining together: SQL Server, .net, IT Pro, SharePoint, and more. How long should my speech be? For Speaker Idol, each "contestant" is given a strict 10 minutes to present on a topic of their choosing. You should consider using a project and slidedeck, but it is not required. Afterwards, our celebrity judges give the contestant some feedback, healthy heckling and ask questions. After all of the presentations, the crowd votes, the judges vote, and we award prizes! What kind of speech topics can I give at User Groups Speaker Idol? -Technical talks (Example: Look at this cool thing I did!) -Tech Demonstration (Example: Watch as I amaze you!) -New Feature talks (Example: Look at this new shiny thing!) -Lessons I Learned As a... (Example: In the last 20 years as a developer, I've learned that you should never...) -Humorous Technology/Job Related Anecdotes and Stories Excellent speeches accomplish the following goals: -Explain or demonstrate something cool (but not necessarily code) -Entertain and Capture the User Group audience -Pander to the audience shamelessly -Get a laugh or two When/Where is Baton Rouge User Groups Speaker Idol 2014? Please arrive no later than 5:45pm on October 8 2014 at the Louisiana Technology Park. Please visit brssug.org/where for location information.
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