Unedited, uncensored and now live

A few months ago, I recorded a webcast for Tech Target. Today the webcast went live, you can find it here.

I thought I’d share this story about the experience.

So … I was nervous about the recording and wanted to make sure I stayed on track, covered certain material etc. Being a bit analytical and conservative, I created a script and was ready to make the recording.

Before the recording, two trusted friends– Mike Kelly and Scott Barber more or less say to me, Karen don’t read and don’t follow a script. It will be stilted and it won’t sound like you and you should just relax and talk. I knew they were right but mmm, relax when making a recording that I think will be “out there” and all the silly little things like clearing my throat or stumbling over a word would be forever captured. Alright that might be dramatic but still, I get a little nervous.

I started the recording reading my script but a few minutes into the recording, I chilled and literally threw the script over my shoulder (and promptly cringed when I could hear the paper hit the floor, really I could have just set the paper down). I decided to just talk. And that’s what I did and that’s how the recording went. It’s a recording of me sitting in my home office talking about software testing for an hour non-stop while being recorded.

I said what I feel. Unscripted, uncensored, unedited. And today it was posted. If you know me, you’ll likely hear my somewhat expresso-induced fast mode of speech. And there it is. I don’t think I can listen to it but, I hope someone does!

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