The thought that get me joining ambassador team was "I want to help". I had
a lot of enthusiasm but no direction at all. I constantly kept thinking
about ways to help and nothing (good) would come up. Them I thought: "there
should be guidelines, like scripts of things. to this that way and you'll be
helping" to guide those like me.
Well, I don't know where else it would be applicable, but at first a thought
about applying that to presentations. I know there's already a presentation
on the wiki. But it
seems to me like a deposit of already made presentations. Things there are
really confusing, disorganized and out dated. I was about to write that no
one updates it anymore, but looking at the history I saw recent
modifications, the latest on being from Mspevack, and the diff showed:
''THIS PAGE DESPERATELY NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP. ALL OUTDATED PRESENTATIONS
SHOULD BE ARCHIVED, AND CURRENT PRESENTATIONS SHOULD BE DESCRIBED IN GREATER
I had a training once from a big company and saw that the guy had those
guidelines, what's important in that slide, what correlated subject he could
talk about, the duration, etc. and the slide itself, of course.
What do you think about getting a session with the slides, organized by
subject and maybe depth with the guidelines on how the presentation should
flow? Slides made thinking about it, standardize, updated, revised by
experts on that area in the community. It may seem like I'm talking in favor
of dumb, incapable people, but it's really because there are those of us
with the willing but without directions.