They’ve got SQL smarts and the certification to prove it. But do they have what it takes to be the next Microsoft employee?Watch the challenges unfold on our website beginning July 24, 2012: http://aka.ms/bethenext
My communications skills when I am talking to someone in person are fairly good but in front of a camera is another thing. When talking to another technical person I find the right terms and I can easily elaborate on the topic and share experiences with no problem but I wonder how I will do in front of a camera and outside of my comfort zone.
I’m looking forward to the competition but I definitely am not looking forward to being in front of a camera and this might just be the hardest part of the competition. I am used to leading projects and talking to Windows administrators, SAN administrators, Project Managers, and so forth but talking to someone else who is holding a camera will definitely be a challenge that I am not prepared for. I will try to focus on the technical side of things and use my experience with leading projects, training junior DBA’s and presenting to the business when selling a technical solution. Although it is a competition, I will try to have fun and be myself and enjoy every single bit of it because it is once in a lifetime to participate in a show like this one.
Talk to the camera just like it is a system admin or dba. Forget that it is a camera.