I just finished the first Weblogs and RSS workshop/presentation – “Personal publishing with weblogs and RSS” – an introductory overview of blogging, rss, aggregation, and benefits (and some risks) of blogging.
The session was sold out (20 people), and I think it went reasonably well. Not the best presentation I’ve ever given, but it seemed to be received OK. It’s a hard topic to present about – acronyms are in blogging’s DNA – and some of the concepts are just plain foreign to novices. Read/write web? Aggregators? etc…
Here’s a quick screenshot of the intro presentation (click for a download of an interactive QuickTime version – sans audio. Imagine me talking compellingly…)
Almost forgot – the presentation is a modified Lessigian style – not quite MTV level of hyperanimation, but no bullet points. The presentation may not make too much sense without me babbling on about stuff 🙂
Also, I used one of our Kensington wireless presentation controllers for this session – wow, that is one nice controller! Uses radio (bluetooth?) and a USB dongle, so no line-of-sight limitation, and worked perfectly with my Powerbook once it was recognized (it triggered the Bluetooth keyboard recognition process, so I think it’s a BT doodad, even though it doesn’t have the logo on it…) I’ll definitely be using this sucker in the future. Only $40US or so, too!