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M-A-M™: Understanding Presentation Media

May 21, 2010 8 comments

Recently I went to a technical conference and, as was to be expected, found myself subjected to the classic “Death By Powerpoint.” I found myself getting frustrated and insulted by the lack of respect the presenters – and by extension, their presentations – showed their audience. There are a lot of places on the Intarwebs that can give you directions on how to create presentations, but there aren’t a lot that will explain why it works the way it does. Allow me to provide a brief insight as to some of those “whys.” Read more…

Cost Savings with Cables for FCoE

May 18, 2010 9 comments

In an earlier post I mentioned that I had crunched some numbers with respect to the kinds of Operating Expense (OpEx) savings were possible with FCoE. Now, I understand the risk involved when trying to discuss costs and possible ROI, since every installation is custom. However, I think that it shouldn’t be too much of a leap to take some of these considerations and apply them to any installation as a benchmark. Plus, I have pretty pictures. Read more…

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Change and Credibility in Blogging

May 17, 2010 4 comments

There aren’t many people who blog regularly about FCoE, and even fewer of those who don’t get paid to do it specifically. Last week there was a burst of activity in the Twitterverse about credibility about bloggers and corporate sponsorship, which of course got me thinking, especially given my own announcement I was understandably concerned about what my perceived credibility might be moving forward. Read more…

Important News

May 14, 2010 3 comments

I’m extremely excited and proud to announce that as of May 31, 2010, I will be embarking on a new chapter:

I will be a Product Manager for FCoE for Cisco. More details will be forthcoming soon, well, as soon as I have the time to take a breather between packing boxes for the move to San Jose.

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M-A-M™: Networking Presentation

Here is a copy of the presentation I gave at Right Management in Newport Beach, CA, on May 11, 2010. The focus on this conversation was how to use the M-A-M™ approach in focusing your message to a networking event audience.

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M-A-M™ and Yes, M-A-M™ Copyright 1999-2010 J Michel Metz, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Networking Faux Pas: “How Can I Help You?”

May 3, 2010 1 comment

I’ve been asked to give a speech at a local outplacement service company on the ins and outs of social networking. So, I had this brilliant post all ready to go, just waiting for an accompanying short video to be rendered, and here Kasia Gola has gone and beaten me to the punch! Oh well, I’ve been trying to get shorter posts anyway. Read more…

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