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Using QR Codes to Share Cited Sources from Technical Presentations

Using QR Codes to Share Cited Sources from Technical Presentations

Recently, I was either listening to a podcast or scrolling through a LinkedIn post—memory’s a bit hazy, but the message stuck. When it comes to technical conferences, the struggle is real. You put your heart into those slides, citing crucial sources, only to realize that your audience might not retain all that valuable information. So, here’s an ingenious idea: QR…

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Mastering Technical Presentations: Break Free from the ‘Know Everything’ Syndrome

Mastering Technical Presentations: Break Free from the ‘Know Everything’ Syndrome

Do you sometimes feel the pressure to know everything before saying anything? It’s a common struggle for us in the tech world, but let’s break free from that mindset. As tech experts, we often hold ourselves to an unrealistic standard of being all-knowing. The truth is, we’ll never know everything, and that’s okay. It’s essential to recognize that the expectation…

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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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