A keynote introduction for NCF10

Although I couldn’t get to California to be part of things at NewComm Forum 2010 this week, I didn’t want to be wholly out of the picture for the closing keynote today, the one I was supposed to deliver this morning PT.

There is a Plan B in the form of Manish Mehta at Dell who will deliver the closing keynote instead of me. We couldn’t organize a live video for me to introduce Manish (the hotel internet connectivity isn’t good enough for live video) so this recorded video serves next best.

I wish I were there to hear Manish myself.

My original plan for the keynote was to take key points of what I heard during the overall event and build those points into the keynote. I did have a deck which has some foundational slides in it, but I’d planned to finalize it Thursday night so that it had all I needed and had learned from being at NCF10.

In any case, the initial deck that I had originally prepared last weekend might still be useful so here it is:

One point re the video. I created it with Adobe Visual Communicator 3, a powerful application that you use to create, for example, TV-style presentations like the one I did with the webcam and built-in microphone on my Dell Latitude Z600 laptop.

I especially like the software’s teleprompter feature, very handy indeed.

A pretty good result, I think you’ll agree, for such a homebrew creation. The only spoiler about it is the outrageous price Adobe charges for the software in the UK – the pounds equivalent of over $570. Considering Adobe’s list price in the US is $399, that’s just a rip off in my view.

Still, I created something pretty neat using the 30-day trial. But I won’t be buying it after the trial runs out.

By all accounts, NewComm Forum 2010 has been quite a success, judging from the many tweets I’ve seen with the #ncf10 hashtag.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Manish Mehta

    Hi Neville, I had heard a lot about you and was sorry we could not meet at the NewComm Forum. Thanks for the kind intro…and I am even happier to learn it came from your Dell. We certainly had some great sessions not to mention conversations. Perhaps I will meet you in a shorter period of time than it took for you and Richardatdell to fiinally meet in person. I will look forward to meeting :-)

  2. Manish Mehta

    On a separate note, wanted to also drop by and say thanks for joining with KerryatDell on the recent social media presentation for business, as well as the b2b event last fall … great job!

  3. neville

    Thanks Manish, appreciate your stopping by. Heard lots of comment about your keynote, wish I could have been there to listen!

    Look forward to meeting you one 0f these days.

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