The Message and The Messenger

Presented at THOTCON 0x4 (2013), April 26, 2013, 2 p.m. (25 minutes)

You are a great person - a unique and special snowflake - you have many brilliant ideas. You are completely ineffective at getting those ideas out of your head and to an audience. If you need to stand up in front of a crowd of more than zero and persuasively deliver information - you need to be here. Whether delivering a status report or standing in front of an audience, there are ways to deliver information that will increase the chances that people will retain and act upon it. Join this fast-paced talk during which there will be some instruction, some ugly self-evaluation and path you can follow to get from *Idea* to *Delivery*. Stop presenting like crap and failing to get your point across.

Presenters:

  • James Arlen / Myrcurial as James Arlen
    James Arlen, sometimes known as Myrcurial, is a security consultant at Leviathan Security Group usually found in tall buildings wearing a suit, founder of the Think|Haus hackerspace, contributing analyst for Securosis, columnist at Liquidmatrix Security Digest, Infosec geek, hacker, social activist, author, speaker, and parent. He’s been at this security game for more than 19 years and loves blinky lights and shiny things.