What a wonderful iAdventure! The iBelieve European tour visited five locations in two weeks, talking to the IBM i community from various countries. The audiences were quite different in each, and reserved as audience members - certainly in comparison to the previous iBelieve audiences in North America. The attendance was unexpectedly high, and the anticipation was palpable. The feedback from each event was very positive.
My presenting style is very direct, I don't believe in talking around a subject, but to address it head on. While this is sometimes interpreted as opinionated in the written form, in person, people tend to warm up quickly when they find I can be self-deprecating and take a joke. Without exception, the European audiences appeared a little wary at first, but warmed up with Dr. Frank, got more comfortable with Paul and Pascal, and by the time my session and the iBelieve event was over, they left in high spirits, feeling motivated.