First draft Sudden SQL Slowness Toastmasters talk

I’m doing Toastmasters to try to improve my speaking and my third talk will be related to why a function on a web site can suddenly slow down due to a change in plan.  It has to be 5 to 7 minutes long and the audience is non-technical.

So, just for fun, here is my first draft.  If you feel like giving me any suggestions that would be great.

First draft of Toastmasters Sudden SQL Slowness talk

– Bobby

About Bobby

I live in Chandler, Arizona with my wife and three daughters. I work for US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. I have worked in the Information Technology field since 1989. I have a passion for Oracle database performance tuning because I enjoy challenging technical problems that require an understanding of computer science. I enjoy communicating with people about my work.
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2 Responses to First draft Sudden SQL Slowness Toastmasters talk

  1. Don Burleson says:

    Good draft. You might mention for a laugh that SQL is a misnomer that it stands for structured query language, but it is not structured, not for queries-only and not a language.

    Also maybe note that SQL for for interactive web sites like Amazon and eBay . . .

    Good Luck!

    • Bobby says:


      Thanks for the feedback. I definitely need some humor to make it more interesting, and your point about major web sites that we all use using SQL should appeal to a non-technical audience.

      – Bobby

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