Although I couldnâ€™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 couldnâ€™t organize a live video for me to introduce Manish (the hotel internet connectivity isnâ€™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 Iâ€™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 youâ€™ll agree, for such a homebrew creation. The only spoiler about it is the outrageous price Adobe charges for the software in the UK â€“ the pounds equivalent of over $570. Considering Adobeâ€™s list price in the US is $399, thatâ€™s just a rip off in my view.
Still, I created something pretty neat using the 30-day trial. But I wonâ€™t be buying it after the trial runs out.