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When: April 27th, 2009


TCC (Tulsa Community College) Northeast Campus

3727 East Apache

Tulsa, OK 74115


Intro Presentation:

Geek Speak: How Geeks Can Communicate with the Rest of the Business World

Business Presentation Strategist Shari Alexander is going to share with use the secrets behind successful presentations. She will help you become more persuasive and influential in your communications and, more importantly, show you how to create a technical presentation that doesn't make your listeners' heads hurt. Come and learn the speaking skills that will help you make a positive impression on your clients and supervisors.

Shari Alexander is the founder and president of Presenting Matters, LLC, a business presentation consulting firm. She has works with executives, international speakers, along with other organizations and individuals that want results-driven business presentations.

Shari started out as an actress at a young age. She carried her passion to college, where she was a theatre major. She later gained extra training at the University of London and studied under directors from the Globe Theatre. She then ventured into an actor's life. It was then that she soon realized the term "starving actor" was meant to be taken literally.

Shari founded Presenting Matters when she discovered her unique ability to combine her theatrical background with a marketing perspective and influential communications. This is how she has helped so many organizations increase revenues, productivity, and employee morale. She is now a professional speaker, corporate communications consultant, and speech and presentation coach.

Shari has been named the 2007 Emerging High Impact Professional Speaker by the National Speakers Association-OK and one of the 2008 Tulsa Top 40 Under 40. Her articles on effective presentations and communication have been published internationally. Her clients have included an front-line sales associates and entrepreneurs to Emmy Award Winning executive and an ESPN announcer.

Main Event:

Speaker: Corey Roth , an Enterprise Consultant at Stonebridge specializing in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in the Oil & Gas Industry. He has ten years of experience delivering solutions in the energy, travel, advertising and consumer electronics verticals. Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, LINQ, and SilverLight. He also contributed greatly to the beta phases of Visual Studio 2005. For his contributions, he was awarded the Microsoft Award for Customer Excellence (ACE). Corey is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. Corey is a member of the .NET Mafia ( where he blogs about the latest technology and SharePoint.

Corey will present on Automated Web Testing with Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition This no slides talk will show you how to record and script testing of your web application using Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition. You will learn what kind of web applications you can test and what kind of validation rules you can use. This is a great talk for any developer or tester that wants to automate everyday repetitive testing tasks.



Shari is an amazing presenter with such passion.  This session should not be missed and her tips are of value to anyone in our industry.   I have seen Cory speak several times and he is the real deal.  Cory has much real world industry experience and it comes through in his talks,.



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