On Monday evening I took the plunge and made my debut speaking engagement at the 20x2 event at SXSW. Luckily it all came together at the last minute (and I mean last minute) and wasn’t too embarrassing.
For those that weren’t there, here it is:
Overall, I think I pulled it out of the bag. It turned out to be bit of a promotion for Ning and the US, and the fact that the lyrics of the song ‘…where I belong…’ coincided with the many (many) pictures of Las Vegas—a place not top of my list of favourite cities—and certainly wasn’t planned.
Had I come up with this What If… a week earlier (instead of spending an entire week trying to answer the question ‘What if the Web Was Invented 10 Years Earlier’, which turned out to be a minefield) it may have been as good as the video that followed it. Created by Glenda Bautista, it’s answer was very similar to mine, but far more polished.
Finally, a big thank-you to Kevin Newsum and his team. The event was fantastically well put together, and aside from the nerves, thoroughly enjoyable.