Tahoe Snowcial 2012 is in the books. This crazy conference is for web marketing and social media professionals in the ski industry. Which basically makes it a junk show of rippin’ skiers who like to party and talk shop. That’s the only way to describe it.

It’s been a tough snow year coast-to-coast so people were pretty hungry to shred and share war stories. But there were great presentations by Klout, Foursquare, Webtrends, PaymentOne, Ebay, and Microsoft. Co-sponsors Freeskier also brought the party with their all-start team of all-around good guys. One big surprise was the panel including Bryan Crowley, the CMO of Pabst. He admitted he may not have a lot of tech insight, so he delivered free beer to the entire crowd of active tweeters. Job well done.

I was given the opportunity to participate in the ignite-style lightning round where presenters are given 5 minutes to present 20 slides, that auto-advance every 15 seconds. The crowd is well on their way to inebriation and is encouraged to heckle. That added challenge makes it incredibly entertaining. My presentation on “Shit The Designer Says (and doesn’t say)” is an attempt to demystify the professional responses you may receive from your designer. Although it’s slightly late to the party in terms of capitalizing on the “Shit my ___ says” meme, it went over pretty well. I presented it with just the first part of each slide, but for your personal enjoyment, here it is with the set up and the punchline on each slide.