Over the years at various times I've had a family situation which has caused me to scale back my speaking activities. I've tried to keep it private, but its worsened. Immediately and for the foreseeable future I am suspending my speaking activities. I will instead focus on Open Source projects and web casts.
But there is more! You can help me. Recently I was arrested in Bulgaria based on false documents filed by my son's mother. In short, she stated that I kidnapped our son from the US. But at the time she accuses me of this I was not in the US, and the last time he left from her summer visitation she put him on the plane under court order to transfer him to me. Despite the fact that my passport will prove I was not there, the FBI is working with her statements. I need your help! Please see http://www.FreeChad.org
About Woo Hoo
Are you looking for a technical presenter who can also excite and engage an audience? Why settle for boring technical presentations or pay someone to read slides? Audiences learn better when they are engaged and interested!
I am a professional speaker on technical topics with my main focus being on Microsoft .NET and associated technologies. My areas of expertise include C#, Delphi, VB.NET, Indy, SQLCLR, LINQ, WPF, Silverlight, WCF, VSTO, Architecture, HPC, Security, MicroFramework, Compact Framework, Visual Studio Team System, and more.
I have been speaking professionally throughout the world since 1998 and have spoken in more than 30 countries. Formerly I was employed by Microsoft as the Regional .NET Developer Evangelist for the Middle East and Africa region. In my role at Microsoft my primary job was speaking at Microsoft events and conferences. On average I presented between 15 and 30 sessions per month, and had a territory of 85 countries covering 4 continents and 11 time zones.
I am well known as an international speaker and a Microsoft Regional Director. I am a member of the European INETA speaker bureau, and I have spoken at numerous Microsoft TechEd and Borland conferences worldwide. At TechEd Europe 2006 I was rated by delegates as one of the two top speakers with a speaker rating of 8.66 out of 9. I was also a content track owner for TechEd Europe 2006. For the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2005 and SQL Server 2005 launch I supported 16 launches in 14 countries including Keynote sessions, MSDN tracks, and IT Pro tracks. More about me.
I have visited more than 60 countries and
have lived in six.
My native languages are C# and Delphi, but I speak excellent English as well. I have extensive experience speaking to non English speakers either by presenting in a clear and slow manner, or by simultaneous translation. Both are unique skills and many speakers are not experienced with such audiences. I am also accustomed to various cultures and adapt my material to fit. Riyadh, London, Moscow, or Shanghai, I am prepared and experienced.
Many professional speaker fees in recent years have become astronomic, however my rates are very affordable. I offer a simple fee schedule and do not work to negotiate the highest possible rate for each event. This provides event organizers a predictable cost for repeated engagements. For information, contact me about your event. For non profits, or user groups, sometimes I even speak for free! (Although I do require my Travel and Expenses to be covered)
If you have attended one of my sessions, then you know what Woo Hoo is! If not, then I invite you to consider me for your next event and let me excite and motivate your audience. If you would like to see me in action you can check my list of upcoming events.
Don't just hold an event - hold an event attendees will remember and will want to come back to! In addition to speaking services, I also offer event planning consultation.