Presentation from Midwest Regional VMUG

Today I had the opportunity to speak at the Midwest Regional/Kansas City VMUG User Conference in Overland Park, KS. Below is the presentation I delivered, as hosted by SpeakerDeck.

If you’d like a PDF version of the deck for direct download, it is available here.

As always, courteous comments are both welcomed and encouraged! Feel free to speak up below.

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  1. Mike Preston’s avatar

    Nice presentation Scott. Wish i was there to hear the dialog. Nice to see something a little different mixed in with all of the vendor and technical sessions. We need to get you back to Toronto ;)

  2. Henry PAN’s avatar

    Hi Scott,

    Interesting show!

    Would you please share the presentation slides with me?

    Thanks in advance & Happy Holiday

    Henry

  3. Kenneth Ristau’s avatar

    As always, a great presentation. I was happy to be there.

    As I mentioned on Twitter, The Pomodoro Technique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_technique) isn’t really a time management system as much as a focus management system. You still need a Getting Things Done type system which will provide you the tasks to feed into your Pomodoros.

    The general idea is to eliminate distractions and focus on the task at hand for 25 minutes, then take a short break to let some of those distractions in, grab a drink/snack, take a walk, etc. then get back at it! What I find most difficult is getting myself to stop when the timer goes off. 25 minutes doesn’t seem so long when you really get going on something, and it is sometimes tough to stop when that timer goes off.

    Another limitation is that it doesn’t work too well when collaborating with others. It really is geared more towards solo activities. I’m sure co-workers/clients would get annoyed by the constant breaks if they weren’t also Pomodoro practitioners.

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