I had another presentation to do recently. I guess it's been about two weeks ago now. I wasn't nearly as nervous as the first time around, but I was nervous enough. I intentionally did not over prepare, because I didn't want to seem over prepared. That might sound weird, but one of the criticisms of my last presentation was that I sounded like I was reading. Well, I was reading. Not the slides, cuz I hate it when people just read their slides, but I had made notes for myself for each slide to read. So, I made notes, but nothing that could be read word for word. So, I had none of those types of comments. I had 30something people attend the first one I did last year. This year... 66 people attended. Craziness. I had a great survey afterwards with only 2 slightly negative responses. They just wanted more detail, nothing really about the content that was provided or how it was presented. So, I say a homerun, no? Then, the next day, on a complete whim, I decided to take a certification test for the product I support. The PTB (powers that be) think that certifications are super important right now, so we have to play that game now. It's always about numbers. They just change which ones they care about based on some arbitrary notion. I bet they all sit around a nice table smoking their fat-cat cigars and laughing about jerking us around. "Dance, monkeys, dance!", they bellow in the smoke filled windowless room.Â Yah, yah, I think about this stuff entirely too much. I got issues. No doubt. Oh, yah, so I just took the test with no preparation (or stress, I might add) and passed! I am now certified in my product, which I'm sure makes someone happy. I barely passed, but I passed, and that is all that matters. Very nice week. Next up, Game Night at da hizzouse.