I saw Brent Ozar updating his About Me slide, and thought it was interesting. Not sure if I like what he’s done, but it’s different, which usually attracts attention.
I updated mine last year, with some help from the people at Red Gate. Here’s my slide.
No description of jobs, what I’ve done, my age, company, etc. No MVP or other awards or certifications.
I wasn’t sure about this early on, but I like it. I can tailor the talk about me to the situation, making it short or long. I also include the information on the right at the end of the deck as the last slide, so people can grab it there.
I’m not sure if this works, but I have seen a bit more traffic to my blog and more Twitter/LinkedIn activity.
I also get some fun comments when I’m actually wearing this shirt at a talk.