PASS Member Summit 2011 Speaker Evaluations

Session evaluations from the 2011 PASS Summit have been officially released to speakers. I am proud to share my feedback as it gives me room for improvement. I look forward to making it back in 2012.

The evaluation format is as follows. Each question is rated on a scale of 1-5 (1 = Very Poor, 2 = Poor, 3 = Average, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent) with room for additional comments if the attendee  felt compelled to add more information about why they gave a particular score.

Here’s how I fared:

Topic: Evaluate your Daily Checklist Against 100+ instances of SQL Server while you get a cup of coffee
Attendance: 138
Total Responses: 68
Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5.0

How would you rate the Speaker’s presentation skills? 4.19

  • very good clear speaker good pacing
  • it seemed like he did a lot of reading from the notes. he’s off to a good start though
  • alittle more zoomit. overall very good & easy to follow
  • He seemed pretty nervous, but he soldiered on.
    He also used ZOOMIT when appropriate and diligently repeated the questions for the recording.
  • good use of demos

How would you rate the Speaker’s knowledge of the subject? 4.51

  • great command of content
  • sounds like he has set PBM/CMS up a few times at least…knows the stuff
  • Another 10-15 minutes would have allowed for a little deeper explanation/understanding of the material, but it’s Friday and my brain is almost completely fried. (You have to love the honesty in this one! )

How would you rate the accuracy of the session title, description and experience level to the actual session? 4.49

  • I didn’t see any incorrect information
  • can’t wait to suss out some of the code snippets
  • demos clearly showed topic & idea

How would you rate the quality of the presentation materials? 4.35

  • demos clearly showed topic & idea
  • too simple…i would rather go over good primalry mangt. the tool i can learn myself..maybe less demo more presentation
  • wish we had more time on this subject
  • can’t wait to suss out some of the code snippets

Did you learn what you expected to learn? 4.47

  • thank you for the kick start into cms
  • i had no idea what PBM was now i know and want to apply it.
  • currently only rely on failure emails…no know of a better way
  • demos clearly showed topic & idea

What will you take away from this session?

  • Some good stuff. I’ll be beefing up my PBM when I get back.
  • Great info!!
  • I will be implementing what we learned
  • Implement PBM and CMS
  • hoping to implement some checklists on our newly built comps and streamline our “care and feeding” process
  • go back to office and try it out
  • make a list, check it, automate, central management, server
    policy based management
  • impliment idea. a way to automate checklist & protect my environment practically
  • cant wait to try!
  • how to use PBM & CMS. great session!!
  • a daily checklist can be automated and easily analyzed with a few simple tools

What would you change to improve the overall quality of this session?

  • Provide handouts
  • Presenter could have managed off topic questions from audience better.
  • speaker peppered with quite a few “in the weeds” questions, but managed them well.
  • could use alitte humor
  • change this to a 300 level based
    leave questions until end too many people aske the same questions over again, over something that was covered

Conclusion:
I think I did a good job for presenting my first full session at the PASS Member Summit.  Several people mentioned in the comments that they were going to try PBM and CMS.  This completed my mission for giving the presentation.  I also received some great feedback that I will implement to make my presentation better. I think this was a great experience for me and I look forward to doing it again next year if I get selected.