I gave my first conference session at Macworld Expo last week, on moving from iMovie to Final Cut Express. (For those who attended: you can download the session notes, a 3 MB PDF file; a few hours after I posted the file on Wednesday, our Web server went south in a bad way, so my apologies if you couldn’t get through.) That’s first session ever, not just first Macworld session, and I think it went okay. In addition to being fairly stressed, I should have prepared more and gotten a better sense of elapsed time. Overall, I give myself a C grade, for starting off strong and crumbling some at the end. But I learned a lot, and look forward to seeing the evaluations from attendees.
However, shortly after the Users Conference session, I had an appearance at the Peachpit Press booth to talk about my books, and that went much better, despite the fact that I missed the memo that the appearance would be a theater presentation instead of a simple booksigning. I showed off iMovie 3 (I don’t have my hands on iMovie 4 yet) and iChat AV off the cuff.
So, overall, I give myself a B-minus grade for the day. Not bad for the first time out, I say!