Emphatically, he told me he's been "working on all this stuff" and expected me to bring him "to the next level...to make those connections" for him. Nearly a full year after I'd given my talk, he felt it necessary to corner me at a party and lecture me on how I failed meeting his expectations.
Generally, I wouldn't advise anyone to lower their expectations. However, isn't it a bit unrealistic to expect so much from a short presentation at a Flash conference?
I'm going to pull a Johnathan Harris now, and say some things you may not like.
- Don't expect specific answers to questions you haven't even asked, especially at a general Industry conference. Keep your mind open, and see what you can take away from the talk.
- Open up a conversation, instead of lecturing me on what you see as my failings. Nobody likes being told that they suck, even if it's true.
- Continue the conversation. We all have demands on our time, so be patient with responses. We're spoiled by the immediacy of email.
- Stop focusing on me, and explore the ideas instead.