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Want to be a Professional Speaker? Follow these Tips.

Want to be a Professional Speaker? Follow these Tips.

As a technical professional who is seasoned in speaking, you may be eyeing the bigger stage. How do you step into this arena? Let’s unravel some crucial tips. First off, don’t quit your day job just yet. Building your speaking journey takes time, patience, and opportunities. Speaking at organizations or associations isn’t a walk in the park. Finding speaking opportunities…

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Participating in Panel Discussions to Improve Public Speaking Skills

Participating in Panel Discussions to Improve Public Speaking Skills

Public speaking can be a daunting task for many. The fear of being the center of attention can paralyze even the most confident individuals. However, there is a fantastic way to gain valuable speaking experience without the pressure of being in the spotlight: participating as a panelist in discussions. Being a panelist offers a low-pressure environment where you’re not the…

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How to Convey Business Value in Your Pitch Presentation

How to Convey Business Value in Your Pitch Presentation

A few months ago, I did a poll on LinkedIn and asked the question, “What’s the number one challenge that technical founders have in giving pitch presentations?” The overwhelming response, with over 50 percent of the respondents, was “conveying business value.” But how can a technical founder effectively convey business value during a pitch presentation? Let’s explore a powerful approach.…

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Mastering Technical Presentations for Non-Technical Audiences: an L&D Leader’s Perspective

Mastering Technical Presentations for Non-Technical Audiences: an L&D Leader’s Perspective

Do you remember the last time you had to sit through a technical presentation filled with jargon, acronyms, and complex concepts? If you found yourself struggling to understand the content, you’re not alone. Communicating technical information to non-technical audiences is a common challenge, but it’s one that can be addressed with the right strategies. In a recent conversation, Cammela Teel,…

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Mastering Q&A Sessions: Tips for Technical Founders

Mastering Q&A Sessions: Tips for Technical Founders

Imagine you’re a technical founder giving a presentation to investors or participating in a pitch competition. You’ve just finished your pitch, and now the floor is open for questions. It can be nerve-wracking, right? While preparing your presentation was challenging, handling unexpected questions can be even more so. When it comes to answering questions, restate them first. This serves two…

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