Definitely was not the worst of times in Amsterdam last week, where I presented my Personal Brand Building session to an audience nestled in a room at the Ariana Room of the Dylan Hotel, with sweet fireplaces and funky wall textures. My flight left Portland (PDX) at 4:00pm Saturday afternoon, and I landed in Amsterdam about 9 or 10 hours later–10:00am Amsterdam time, Sunday morning. I ran into Sam Agesilas at the train ticket kiosk located in the airport, and we took the train into Central Station. Ok, I actually don’t have a ton of time this morning to do a run through of the entire trip, but it was short and sweet. I spent most of my free time with Richard Blakely and Jerry Chabolla from Influxis, along with their newest recruit, Sean McCracken. I did have to work on chapters for my Video for Flash CS4 book (Adobe Press) as well as pressing client work for a substantial portion of my non-conference time.
I delivered my Personal Brand Building session on Tuesday at 12:30pm, and managed to do a pretty decent recording via Acrobat Connect:
I’ve also posted a PDF version of my slides here:
Note that I have modified one of the last slides that used the acronym “swear”–many thanks to Erik de Vreede for recommending a change to “sweat” where the “r” (for RSS) is changed to a “t” for teach. Definitely makes more sense given the rest of my presentation.
Many thanks to the sponsors of the two parties–Influxis and Media Temple–for an awesome time. Of course, a huge thank you to Shawn Pucknell at FITC for inviting me and organizing such a fun event.