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Teach the Geek Podcast - public speaking for technical professionals

Teach the Geek Podcast - public speaking for technical professionals

By Neil Thompson

In STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Struggle with public speaking? Then you're in the right place! I'm Neil Thompson, engineer and speaker. This is the place to get tips to improve your public speaking, and also hear from others with STEM backgrounds who saw the benefit of public speaking in their careers and the steps they took to get better at it. Think you or someone you know would make a great guest? Email me at hello@teachthegeek.com.
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EP. 232: Dr. Madeleine Oudin - Cancer and epilepsy researcher
EP. 232: Dr. Madeleine Oudin - Cancer and epilepsy researcher
Dr. Madeleine Oudin - Cancer and epilepsy researcher Dr. Madeleine Oudin, a biomedical engineering assistant professor, focuses her research on how cancer spreads throughout the body. She's also an epilepsy researcher. She organizes scientific meetings, too. In fact, she's doing one for the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS). We chatted about her decision to become an academic, her choice of research interests, and what it takes to organize a conference. Hopefully she's well aware that a good conference must have snacks, and they must be plentiful.  To learn more about Dr. Oudin, visit http://www.madeleineoudinlab.com/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips Prefer audio? Go to podcast.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
27:03
December 07, 2022
EP 231: Burt Dicht: Engineer and Historian
EP 231: Burt Dicht: Engineer and Historian
Burt Dicht: Engineer and Historian Burt Dicht is the first guest in Teach the Geek history to have an engineering degree and a history degree. I was definitely interested to find out how that came about. To label Burt’s working history as interesting would be an understatement. He has worked as a finance director for a congressman. And he has worked for two engineering associations, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. What motivated these career choices? Let's find out! To get in touch with Burt, email him at burt.dicht@nss.org. ___ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips Prefer audio? Visit podcast.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
29:50
November 30, 2022
EP. 230: Engineer and Professional Speaker Emily Nichols
EP. 230: Engineer and Professional Speaker Emily Nichols
Engineer and Professional Speaker Emily Nichols While Emily Nichols is a professional speaker, she didn't start out that way. For years, she worked as an engineer, but now her goal is to equip technical teams with human skills so they can be better problem solvers and leaders. We chatted about her life as an engineer, her transition to being a speaker, and the definition of human skills.  To learn more about Emily, visit emilynichols.com __  TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips Prefer audio? Visit podcast.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
28:54
November 23, 2022
EP. 229: Software engineer and podcaster Patrick Akil
EP. 229: Software engineer and podcaster Patrick Akil
Software engineer and podcaster Patrick Akil Patrick Akil is a software engineer and host of the Beyond Coding podcast. He got a degree in Information Studies. I'd never heard of such a degree, so I asked him about it. I also found out what drew him to software engineering and the motivation for starting his podcast. His views on public speaking was a topic of discussion, too.  __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips Prefer video? Go to youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
27:25
November 16, 2022
EP. 228: From the military to the speaking circuit with Dr. Jenn Donahue
EP. 228: From the military to the speaking circuit with Dr. Jenn Donahue
From the military to the speaking circuit with Dr. Jenn Donahue Dr. Jenn Donahue is a number of things. A retired US Navy captain. A civil engineer. A university lecturer. A motivational speaker. I think she even walks old ladies across streets in her spare time.  We spoke about her time in the military, her business JL Donahue Engineering, and her foray into motivational speaking. To learn more about her, visit jenndonahue.com __ TEACH THE GEEK Want public speaking tips? Go to teachthegeek.com/tips Prefer video? Go to youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
29:34
November 09, 2022
EP. 227: Developing creativity with Dr. Oana Velcu-Laitinen
EP. 227: Developing creativity with Dr. Oana Velcu-Laitinen
Developing creativity with Dr. Oana Velcu-Laitinen Dr. Oana Velcu-Laitinen is an academic turned solopreneur and author of the book “How to Develop your Creativity at Work”. She works with scientists and technology professionals on applying their creativity in their work. We chatted about her transition from academic to self-employment, her interest in creativity, and the ways she sees technical professionals using creativity in their work.  To learn more about her, email her at oana@velcu.fi __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips youtube.teachthegeek.com to check out the YouTube channel @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
27:44
November 02, 2022
EP. 226: Engineering the San Diego tech scene with Neal Bloom
EP. 226: Engineering the San Diego tech scene with Neal Bloom
Engineering the San Diego tech scene with Neal Bloom Neal Bloom is an engineer turned marketer turned investor turned podcaster. He’s lived many lives, like a cat. He’s also a cheerleader for the San Diego tech community. We spoke about his lives as an engineer and marketer, primarily the reason for making the switch, the companies he has invested in, and his Tacos and Tech podcast.    Find Neal on Twitter at @NeilBloom. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips Prefer audio? Go to podcast.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
29:51
October 26, 2022
EP. 225: Civil engineer to Entrepreneur with Sam Lytle
EP. 225: Civil engineer to Entrepreneur with Sam Lytle
Civil engineer to Entrepreneur with Sam Lytle After working for years in industry, Sam Lytle founded Beyondware to develop better 3D visualization tools for civil engineers. It’s always interesting for me to speak with those who go off and do their own thing. We chatted more about Beyondware, the work that Sam did before Beyondware to prepare him for the entrepreneurship journey, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited him along the journey.  Get in touch with Sam at sam@beyondcad.com __ TEACH THE GEEK Want public speaking tips? Go to teachthegeek.com/tips Prefer video? Go to youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
23:48
October 19, 2022
EP. 224: How to make a geek speak with Dr. Karen Corbin
EP. 224: How to make a geek speak with Dr. Karen Corbin
How to make a geek speak with Dr. Karen Corbin Dr. Karen Corbin is a scientist and founder of Geeks that Speak, whose goal is to help those technical backgrounds translate complex scientific information in a way that is accessible to a broad range of audiences. In other words, geeks suck at talking to people, and Dr. Corbin helps them suck less. We talked about her work history, specifically what was the trigger for her to see that her work with geeks was something to pursue.   You can find Dr. Corbin on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-corbin-phd-rd-75229111. __ TEACH THE GEEK Go to teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips Prefer audio? Go to anchor.fm/teacthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
29:42
October 12, 2022
EP. 223: Building belonging with engineer and DEI advocate Dr. Meagan Pollock
EP. 223: Building belonging with engineer and DEI advocate Dr. Meagan Pollock
Building belonging with engineer and DEI advocate Dr. Meagan Pollock Dr. Meagan Pollock is the founder of Engineer Inclusion, using engineering thinking, process improvement and research–based strategies to help companies reach their business goals. She started off as an engineer, though, so I was really interested to learn about her transition from engineering to consultant. She’s also a speaker. What does she speak on? I found that out, too.  To get in touch with Dr. Pollock, meaganpollock.com is the place to go! __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips to get useful public speaking tips Prefer audio? Go to anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
33:13
October 05, 2022
EP. 222: From mathematical engineering to professional speaker with Sunjay Nath
EP. 222: From mathematical engineering to professional speaker with Sunjay Nath
From mathematical engineering to professional speaker with Sunjay Nath Sunjay is a professional speaker whose main topics are leadership and performance. Would you believe that he started out with a degree in mathematical engineering? When I first saw he got a degree in mathematical engineering, I thought it was a typo (did he mean to say mechanical?). I’ve never heard of mathematical engineering, so I definitely asked him what it entails. He’s also the author of 2 books, The 10-80-10 Principle®: Unlocking Dynamic Performance, and The ABC’s of Student Leadership. We chatted about his journey to professional speaker, the motivation for writing his books, and the ways in which his background prepared him for what he does now.  Learn more about Sunjay at https://sunjaynath.com/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek for the podcast youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
32:20
September 28, 2022
EP. 221: What's LEED, Eric Oliver?
EP. 221: What's LEED, Eric Oliver?
What's LEED, Eric Oliver? Eric Oliver is a professional engineer and LEED expert. What’s LEED? I definitely wanted to find out. He founded his company, Earthwide LLC, to provide energy and sustainability consulting services. He’s also president-elect of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). We chatted about his role with AEE, his journey to entrepreneurship, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited him.  Interested to learn more about what Eric does? Contact him at earthwidellc.com. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
26:53
September 21, 2022
EP. 220: Cybersecurity engineer and speaker Comfort Uduebholo - public speaking for engineers
EP. 220: Cybersecurity engineer and speaker Comfort Uduebholo - public speaking for engineers
Cybersecurity engineer and speaker Comfort Uduebholo - public speaking for engineers Comfort Uduebholo is a security engineer, a mentor, a speaker, whatever she wants to be. She’s an active member of the Women in Cybersecurity, and she speaks on technical and non-technical topics. We chatted about her journey to become a security engineer, her volunteerism, and her speaking topics.   To reach Contact, connect with her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/comfort-uduebholo/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips for public speaking tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
28:36
September 14, 2022
EP. 219: From art school to engineering with Michelle Brenner
EP. 219: From art school to engineering with Michelle Brenner
Michelle Brenner went to art school. She eventually traded in art for code, becoming a self-taught engineer. In addition, Michelle is a speaker, presenting at multiple conferences on both technical topics and career growth. How does somebody go from an artist to an engineer? Tune in to find out! __ TEACH THE GEEK In STEM and struggle with public speaking? Get some tips at teachthegeek.com/tips @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
23:03
September 07, 2022
EP. 218: Chiropractor, author, and speaker Dr. Danielle Peebles
EP. 218: Chiropractor, author, and speaker Dr. Danielle Peebles
Chiropractor, author, and speaker Dr. Danielle Peebles Dr. Danielle Peebles is a chiropractor, owner of Pro Health Family Chiropractic. She’s also an author, with a book called Sex Sent me to the Chiropractor. I definitely asked her about that! Dr. Peebles is also a speaker. We chatted about her speaking topics, the motivation for writing her book, and her choice to become a chiropractor.  To get in touch with Dr. Peebles, email her at drdannip@yahoo.com. __ TEACH THE GEEK Get public speaking tips at teachthegeek.com/tips Prefer audio? Visit anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:51
August 31, 2022
EP. 217: Building the career you want with Andrea Martin
EP. 217: Building the career you want with Andrea Martin
Building the career you want with Andrea Martin Andrea Martin founded Andrea Martin Consulting to help people advance in their careers. She’s also host of the Career Confessions Podcast. I follow her on LinkedIn, and after commenting on one of her posts, she said that it’d be cool for us to have a conversation on a podcast. I understand that to mean, “Neil, invite me to be a guest on your podcast.” I took the hint, invited her. and she accepted.  To get in touch with Andrea, her Instagram handle is @mrs.andrea.martin. __ TEACH THE GEEK Get public speaking tips at teachthegeek.com/tips Prefer audio only? Listen to the podcast at anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
29:50
August 24, 2022
EP: 216: Need a prosthetic limb? Call Dr. Erin Keaney
EP: 216: Need a prosthetic limb? Call Dr. Erin Keaney
Need a prosthetic limb? Call Dr. Erin Keaney Dr. Erin Keaney is the co-founder of Nonspec, a company that manufactures cost-effective prosthetic limbs. She’s also an adjunct professor, teaching students about medical device design and regulation. I heard her speak on a podcast and thought her story was so interesting, I wanted to speak to her myself. Gladly, she said yes, after I emailed her twice about it... To get in touch with Dr Keaney, email her at erin.keaney@nonspec.org. __ TEACH THE GEEK Get public speaking tips at teachthegeek.com/tips Prefer audio-only? Go to anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
29:42
August 17, 2022
EP. 215: From cybersecurity to painting with Sarba Roy
EP. 215: From cybersecurity to painting with Sarba Roy
From cybersecurity to painting with Sarba Roy Sarba Roy is a product security staff engineer. I have no clue what that means, so I definitely asked her about that. She’s also Cybersecurity Content Creator for AccessCyber and Founding member and Ambassador of WomenH2H. I asked her about both of those, too. She’s a folk artist, too (a painter to be exact). She definitely has a bunch of interests, and we chatted about all of them! To get in touch with Sarba, visit her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarba-roy/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
28:46
August 10, 2022
EP. 214: Kerry Siggins, an engineer who rose to CEO
EP. 214: Kerry Siggins, an engineer who rose to CEO
Kerry Siggins, an engineer who rose to CEO Kerry Siggins is a CEO, a podcaster, and a speaker. One doesn’t just start off as a CEO (unless they formed their own company out the gate), so we chatted about her path to CEO. She hosts two podcasts, so we talked about the motivation behind them.  As a speaker, she uses her personal story mixed in with leadership lessons she has learned along the way to give audiences implementable strategies. We covered it all! To learn more about Kerry, visit kerrysiggins.com. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips  anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
28:49
August 03, 2022
EP. 213: David Giltner, going from academia to industry
EP. 213: David Giltner, going from academia to industry
David Giltner, going from academia to industry Return guest David Giltner is the founder of TurningScience, helping scientists and engineers build careers in industry. He’s also author of the book "It's a Game, Not a Formula: How to Succeed as a Scientist Working in the Private Sector". We talked about his book, and what academics who are thinking about making the switch to industry can do to prepare themselves.   To learn more about Dave's book, go to https://turningscience.com/book/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
29:54
July 27, 2022
EP. 212: Dr. Zina Cinker, a non-traditional path
EP. 212: Dr. Zina Cinker, a non-traditional path
Dr. Zina Cinker, a non-traditional path Dr. Zina Cinker is the Director General of the Advanced Material Pandemic Taskforce and a visiting scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. I’ve heard the term visiting scientist, and have always thought, when’s the visit over? When have your overstayed your welcome and they ask you to go home? The taskforce sounds interesting, too, so we definitely chatted about that, in addition to how her training in Physics has prepared her for the work she does today. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
30:19
July 20, 2022
EP. 211: Erica Lee Garcia, whats WinSETT?
EP. 211: Erica Lee Garcia, whats WinSETT?
Erica Lee Garcia, whats WinSETT? Erica Lee Garcia founded Erica Lee Consulting to help companies improve their business processes. She founded Engineers of Tomorrow to get kids thinking differently about engineering. She’s also the National Leadership Program Director of WinSETT (Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology) Centre Canada, whose goal is to help women grow and stay in technical careers. We talked about her life as an consultant, a founder, and a director,  and how public speaking figured into it all. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:06
July 13, 2022
EP. 210: Julie Hood, why should I pinch 2 fingers together?
EP. 210: Julie Hood, why should I pinch 2 fingers together?
Julie Hood, why should I pinch 2 fingers together?  Julie Hood founded CoursecreatorsHQ.com to help people build online courses to generate passive income. She’s also host of the Course Creators HQ podcast. While what Julie does now is quite interesting, I was keen to know more about what she did before becoming a course creation consultant, given that she has a background in computer science and math. Computer science to course creation isn’t exactly a straight line, after all.   Plus, what's all this pinching fingers together about?  To get in touch with Julie, her IG is @CourseCreatorsHQ. ___ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek.com (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
30:11
July 06, 2022
EP. 209: Dr. Moriba Jah, who's responsible for the space junk?
EP. 209: Dr. Moriba Jah, who's responsible for the space junk?
Dr. Moriba Jah is an astrophysicist and he’s a big deal because he has his own Wikipedia page. He’s definitely the first guest I’ve had that I can say that about. He’s also a professor and a founder. When I think astrophysics, I think of the show, The Big Bang Theory, and I wouldn’t characterize any of the main characters as public speakers. But Dr. Jah is that, too. He is a TED fellow, in fact. We chatted about his interest in space, his life as a founder, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited him.   __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek (IG, Tik Tok)
26:37
June 29, 2022
EP 208: Tom Kirkham - from Economics to Cybersecurity
EP 208: Tom Kirkham - from Economics to Cybersecurity
Tom Kirkham - from Economics to Cybersecurity Tom Kirkham is a cybersecurity expert and speaker. What does he speak on? Cybersecurity (big surprise). He’s also a soon-to-be author of the book "The Cyber Pandemic Survival Guide". How did a guy who studied Economics end up in Cybersecurity? Doesn’t exactly seem like a straight line. And how did public speaking figure into all of this? Listen in to find out! To reach Tom, you can email him at tom@kirkham.it. __ TEACH THE GEEK  teachthegeek.com/tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
29:16
June 22, 2022
EP. 207: Lindsay O'Leary - from engineer to engineering association director
EP. 207: Lindsay O'Leary - from engineer to engineering association director
EP. 207: Lindsay O'Leary - from engineer to engineering association director Lindsay O’Leary is the Director of Technical Advancement of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She was Executive Director of the ASCE – Texas Section before that, and even before that, she worked in varying engineering roles within the civil engineering discipline. We chatted about her motivation to make the switch away from being an everyday engineer, the ways in which her engineering training has prepared her for her current role, and her public speaking journey.  To get in touch with Lindsay, find her on LI or Twitter (her handle is @LndsayAnneO. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tik Tok)
28:04
June 15, 2022
EP. 206: Jennifer Hogan, how do I get my first engineering job?
EP. 206: Jennifer Hogan, how do I get my first engineering job?
Jennifer Hogan, how do I get my first engineering job?  Jennifer Hogan is the Professional Development Coordinator for Clemson University’s Bioengineering department. I wanted to talk to her because she is heavily involved with preparing engineering students for the workforce. I often talk about the importance of public speaking on this platform, but all the public speaking skills won’t mean much if you can’t get a job! We chatted about  how engineering students can best position themselves to get jobs. There was quite a bit of laughter on my part in this episode, too, so it's a can't miss.  To reach Jennifer, her email is jrhogan@clemson.edu. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com/tips anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek (IG, Tik Tok)
33:46
June 08, 2022
EP. 205: Talking plant breeding with Dr. Magan Lewis
EP. 205: Talking plant breeding with Dr. Magan Lewis
Talking plant breeding with Dr. Magan Lewis Dr. Magan Lewis is the first plant breeder I've spoken to. I didn't even realize that was a thing, so we definitely chatted about it. She's also a big proponent of STEM outreach. We spoke about that, too. Because I learned about her from a keynote she gave, public speaking was also on the menu! To get in touch with Dr. Lewis, her instagram handle is @drmagan. ___ TEACH THE GEEK Get public speaking tips at teachthegeek.com/tips Podcast is at anchor.fm/teachthegeek FB and Twitter: @teacthegeek IG and TikTok: @_teachthegeek_
32:59
June 01, 2022
EP. 204: Talking Petroleum Engineering with Zachary Evans
EP. 204: Talking Petroleum Engineering with Zachary Evans
Talking Petroleum Engineering with Zachary Evans Zachary Evans is a reservoir storage engineer. I must admit I had no idea what that meant; I definitely found out during our conversation. He’s also the Regional Director for North America of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). We talked about his interest in petroleum engineering, his work with SPE, and the ways in which public speaking has been useful to him.  To get in touch with Zachary, email him at zachary.evans@gmail.com or find him on LinkedIn.  __ TEACH THE GEEK  teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:03
May 25, 2022
EP. 203 - From Engineering to Journalism with Manjula Selvarajah
EP. 203 - From Engineering to Journalism with Manjula Selvarajah
From Engineering to Journalism with Manjula Selvarajah Manjula Selvarajah is a journalist and columnist on technology and education. She even worked for a time in marketing. But it all started with an engineering degree. We chatted about how an engineer went into journalism, how her engineering background benefits her curren work, and when she realized that public speaking could be of benefit to her. During our conversation, she mentioned a technique she uses to get ready to speak. It involves bending over and an apple... To learn more about Manjula, her twitter is @manjaselva. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:07
May 18, 2022
EP. 202 - From Operations to Coaching with Gary Smith
EP. 202 - From Operations to Coaching with Gary Smith
From Operations to Coaching with Gary Smith Gary Smith is a business coach and author. He worked for years in operations management before embarking on his journey as a coach. We chatted about how his engineering background prepared him for life as a coach, why he decided to make the transition, and how public speaking has benefited him. Check out Gary's website at https://garylsmith.com/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
27:26
May 11, 2022
EP. 201: Nanoengineering professor & podcaster Dr. Darren Lipomi
EP. 201: Nanoengineering professor & podcaster Dr. Darren Lipomi
Nanoengineering professor & podcaster Dr. Darren Lipomi Dr. Darren Lipomi is a professor in nanoengineering, studying the areas of soft electronics for solar cells, biosensors, and artificial touch. He’s also a podcaster and has a YouTube channel, addressing topics related to STEM in academia. We chatted about his journey to becoming a professor, his research, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited his career. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:33
May 04, 2022
EP. 200: Becoming a professional engineer with Britt Smith
EP. 200: Becoming a professional engineer with Britt Smith
Becoming a professional engineer with Britt Smith Britt Smith embarked on a civil engineering career that eventually led to him becoming president-elect of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). We spoke about where his interest in Engineering came from, whether the working world was what he thought it would be, and what was the motivation to be involved in NSPE leadership.   To contact Britt, email him at brittsmithpe@gmail.com. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:55
April 27, 2022
EP. 199 - Inspiring the engineers of tomorrow with Rebecca White
EP. 199 - Inspiring the engineers of tomorrow with Rebecca White
Inspiring the engineers of tomorrow with Rebecca White Rebecca White is the CEO of Engineers of Tomorrow, an organization whose goal is to talk differently about the STEM professions to kids, with a focus on engineering. She worked in manufacturing positions before moving into the non-profit world. We chatted about the motivation to move from the for-profit  world to the non-profit one, her work with Engineers of Tomorrow, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited her. To learn more about Engineers of Tomorrow, visit https://engineersoftomorrow.ca/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:51
April 20, 2022
EP. 198 - How does acupuncture inform burnout, Cait Donovan?
EP. 198 - How does acupuncture inform burnout, Cait Donovan?
How does acupuncture inform burnout, Cait Donovan? Cait Donovan is a burnout coach, a podcast host, and a keynote speaker. It’s her beginnings that I find fascinating, though. Cait’s journey is exactly what this podcast has come to symbolize: just because you start in a certain place doesn’t mean you have to continue down a particular path. She was a pre-med major originally, but left that and eventually became an acupuncturist. We chatted about her decision to leave pre-med and pursue acupuncture, her motivation for focusing on burnout, and the purpose behind her podcast.  Learn more about Cait at https://www.caitdonovan.com/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Twitter)
26:08
April 13, 2022
EP. 197: Entrepreneurial structural engineer, Ed Quesenberry
EP. 197: Entrepreneurial structural engineer, Ed Quesenberry
The entrepreneurial structural engineer, Ed Quesenberry Ed Quesenberry is a structural engineer who was an employee for years before striking out on his own and creating his own firm, Equilibrium Engineers, LLC.  It’s so easy to be an employee. You do your job, and money ends up in your account on a predictable basis. Being an entrepreneur is another beast altogether. We chatted about his motivation to take the plunge into self-employment, the ways in which public speaking has benefited him, and the meaning behind the name Equilibrium Engineers. To get in touch with Ed, email him at edq@equilibriumllc.com. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Twitter)
26:01
April 06, 2022
EP. 196 - Ethical Sustainability with systems engineer Dr. Jon Wade
EP. 196 - Ethical Sustainability with systems engineer Dr. Jon Wade
Ethical Sustainability with systems engineer Dr. Jon Wade Dr. Jon Wade is a systems engineer who has worked in industry and academia. Currently he is in the latter.  Dr. Wade is also an expert in ethical sustainability. I wanted to speak with him specifically because I have no clue what ethical sustainability is. We also spoke about his journey in systems engineering and the moment he realized that public speaking could be of use to him.  To get in touch with Dr. Wade, you can reach him at jpwade@ucsd.edu __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (Facebook, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:21
March 30, 2022
EP 195: Being an engineering manager with Anand Safi
EP 195: Being an engineering manager with Anand Safi
Teach the Geek - public speaking for engineers Anand Safi works as engineering manager but is also a tech mentor and startup advisor. My podcast isn’t the first one he has been a guest on, so he obviously must present well. We spoke about his journey to engineering management, the moment he realized that public speaking could be of use to him, and the difference between being a tech mentor and a startup advisor.  You can find Anand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/anandsafi/ __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:04
March 23, 2022
EP. 194 - Engineering Education with Dr. Norman Fortenberry
EP. 194 - Engineering Education with Dr. Norman Fortenberry
Dr. Norman Fortenberry is the executive director of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). You don’t just come out of school and become an executive director, though (unless you found an organization, then I supposed you can do whatever you want). He held a number of positions before his current. He’s gotten a number of degrees, too (he must really like school). We talked about his beginnings in Engineering and his transition to work as an administrator. To learn more about Dr. Fortenberry, shoot him an email at n.fortenberry@asee.org. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
27:21
March 16, 2022
EP. 193: Engineering the future with bridge engineer Luis Duque
EP. 193: Engineering the future with bridge engineer Luis Duque
Luis Duque is a bridge engineer and host of the Engineering our Future podcast. He immigrated to the US to go to engineering school, and liked living there so much, he stayed. We chatted about his transition to the US, his work as an engineer, and his journey in public speaking, particularly as a non-native English speaker. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:07
March 09, 2022
EP. 192 - Karim Harbott: does a mathematician in Agile add up?
EP. 192 - Karim Harbott: does a mathematician in Agile add up?
Karim Harbott is the co-founder of the Agile Center, a consultancy that offers agile coaching and leadership coaching. Before starting the consultancy, he worked for years as a scrum master and an agile coach. I’m really interested to find out what Agile is, what scrum is, and the ways in which public speaking helps in his work. To learn more about Karim, visit https://www.karimharbott.com/ __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:44
March 02, 2022
EP. 191 - Anne Meixner: career coach for engineers
EP. 191 - Anne Meixner: career coach for engineers
Anne Meixner: career coach for engineers Anne Meixner is an engineer who worked in the semiconductor industry for years before embarking on a different life, founding her company, The Engineers’ Daughter. She now consults on semiconductor testing and contributes to engineers' career development. She’s keen on passing along her experience to the next generation of engineers, doing so via presentations, webinars, group coaching, and 1:1 coaching. I was interested to speak with Anne about her time in the semiconductor industry, the motivation to strike out on her own, and her journey in public speaking. To learn more about Anne, visit https://annemeixner.com/ __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
32:09
February 23, 2022
EP. 190 Dagna Bieda: Career coach to engineers
EP. 190 Dagna Bieda: Career coach to engineers
Dagna Bieda: Career coach to engineers Dagna Bieda is a software engineer and a coach to software engineers. Her original background is in control engineering and robotics, so I was keen to find out how she ended up in software engineering. She started her coaching business, the Mindful Dev, to help software engineers reach their goals, such as getting promoted, landing a new job, getting a salary increase, or becoming a CTO. Why robotics? Why software? Why coaching? So many questions! To learn more about Dagna, check out https://www.themindfuldev.com/podcast __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
27:33
February 16, 2022
EP. 189 - Nellie Medow: from teacher to founder of a tech company
EP. 189 - Nellie Medow: from teacher to founder of a tech company
Nellie Medow is the co-founder of enolve and also the company’s director of outreach and operations. Enolve is a platform where people can post problems and connect them to solutions, allowing for collaborative problem solving. She’s also a teacher turned student, studying organizational psychology. We talked about her transition from teacher to student and co-founder of a tech company, the source of her interest in tech, and public speaking, of course.  To learn about enolve, visit, https://www.enolve.io/.  __ 0:00 Introduction 1:22 What did you want to be when you were young? 4:52 How to manage career and family 9:37 enolve's beginnings 12:23 Example of using enolve 18:16 How did teaching inform your life as co-founder of enolve? 22:14 Getting better at public speaking 27:11 Contact info __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:39
February 09, 2022
EP. 188: Amy Kurr - Engineer, PhD student & professional skills coach
EP. 188: Amy Kurr - Engineer, PhD student & professional skills coach
Amy Kurr - Engineer, PhD student & professional skills coach Amy Kurr was a design engineer, but went back to school to get her PhD in Macromolecular Science & Engineering. She’s also a professional skills coach and a reviewer for the Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. If there’s anything else left to do, Amy’s probably thinking of doing that, too. We chatted about all of Amy’s interests, and the reason she developed an interest in public speaking.  To learn more about Amy, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/amykurr/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:47
February 02, 2022
EP. 187 - Dr. Nicole Tschierske - Punk rock DJ to change management
EP. 187 - Dr. Nicole Tschierske - Punk rock DJ to change management
Dr. Nicole Tschierske - Punk rock DJ to change management For years, Dr. Nicole Tschierske worked in consumer goods innovation and product research. In addition to now working in change management, she works with STEM Experts and R&D teams to navigate corporate work life. Once upon a time, she was also once a DJ (I wonder if she had to carry all the crates of records). We spoke about this life as a DJ, her work in corporate, and her work with R&D teams. To learn more about Dr. Tschierske, visit https://nicoletschierske.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/drnicoletschierske/  __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:03
January 26, 2022
EP. 186 Dr. Mary Kinsella: Engineering Her Career - public speaking for engineers
EP. 186 Dr. Mary Kinsella: Engineering Her Career - public speaking for engineers
Dr. Mary Kinsella: Engineering Her Career - public speaking for engineers Dr. Mary Kinsella is the founder of Her Engineering Career, working with female engineers so they can command greater influence and impact. She worked for years as an engineer before striking out on her own. She’s also host of the Her Engineering Career Podcast. I’m always keen on talking to engineers who start their own businesses. I wanted to learn more about her motivation to go out on her own, her previous life as an engineer, and the takeaways people can get from her podcast.   To learn more about Dr. Kinsella, visit https://herengineeringcareer.com/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:10
January 19, 2022
EP. 185 - Victor Antonio: An engineer in sales? How!?
EP. 185 - Victor Antonio: An engineer in sales? How!?
Victor Antonio: An engineer in sales? How!? Victor Antonio founded the Sellinger Group, providing sales training and keynote speaking. He has worked in sales for years. Would you believe that he started out as an engineer? Engineering to Sales. Quite the switch. He’s also the author of several sales-related books, and he’s a podcaster, host of the Sales Influence - Why People Buy! Podcast. We chatted about the reason he left engineering to go into sales, the motivation for writing his books, and the goal of his podcast.  Want to learn more about Victor? Visit https://victorantonio.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
31:11
January 12, 2022
EP. 184 - Erin Thorp, how do engineering and empathy mix?
EP. 184 - Erin Thorp, how do engineering and empathy mix?
Erin Thorp is a leadership development coach, professional speaker, and author of the book Inside Out Empathy. She wasn’t always these things, though. She worked in the construction and energy industries for years, but eventually left it all behind and started her own consultancy. We chatted about her start in engineering, the motivation to write her book, and the ways in which empathy matters in the technical fields.  __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:10
January 05, 2022
EP. 183 - Terra Winston, what's a Systems Engineer doing talking about leadership?
EP. 183 - Terra Winston, what's a Systems Engineer doing talking about leadership?
Terra Winston, what's a System Engineer doing talking about leadership? Terra Winston is a leadership consultant and executive coach. I must admit I don’t know many engineers who have this type of job, but I do now. We talked about about her motivation for studying Systems Engineering, her journey to leadership, and the way that public speaking has shaped her career.  There's a cutoff at the end. You didn't miss anything. I was winding the interview down anyway. To learn about Terra, please visit https://interractions.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:50
December 15, 2021
EP. 182 - Jill Tietjen: Electrical Engineering Making an Impact
EP. 182 - Jill Tietjen: Electrical Engineering Making an Impact
Jill Tietjen - Electrical Engineering Making an Impact Jill Tietjen is an  electrical engineer who worked for decades in the electric  utility industry, even serving as an expert witness before public utility  commissions and other government  agencies. She now heads Technically Speaking, consulting with utility companies, serving on boards, and speaking on a variety of topics, one of which is engineers’ impact on the future. We spoke about her schooling, her work in the utilities industry, and her move to being self-employed.  To learn more about Jill, visit https://techspeakinginc.com/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:41
December 08, 2021
EP. 181 - Ian Peterman: Conscious Product Designer
EP. 181 - Ian Peterman: Conscious Product Designer
Ian Peterman is the founder and CEO of Peterman Design Firm, helping clients bring their products to market via product design & development, branding and start-up consulting. He’s also a host of the Conscious Design podcast, and author of the book, Conscious Design. We talked about the meaning of conscious design, the motivation to start his podcast, and the impetus for writing his book.  To learn more about Ian, please visit https://www.petermanfirm.com/. __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:31
December 01, 2021
EP. 180 - Kruttika Ashtekar - Product Owner & Distinguished Toastmaster
EP. 180 - Kruttika Ashtekar - Product Owner & Distinguished Toastmaster
Kruttika Ashtekar - Product Owner & Distinguished Toastmaster Kruttika Ashtekar works as a product owner, and is also a Distinguished Toastmaster, which means that she’s a skilled public speaker. She’s the epitome of someone with a STEM background who saw the benefit of becoming adept at public speaking – the exact type of person most of us in STEM should strive to become. We chatted about what a product owner does, when she realized that public speaking could be of benefit to her, and what it took to become a Distinguished Toastmaster.   __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:40
November 24, 2021
EP. 179 - Christine Vartanian: Civil Engineering to Attorney to Stay at Home Mom to Personal Stylist
EP. 179 - Christine Vartanian: Civil Engineering to Attorney to Stay at Home Mom to Personal Stylist
Christine Vartanian -  Civil Engineering to Attorney to Stay at Home Mom to Personal Stylist Christine Vartanian is the founder of jade. for all seasons COLLECTIVE, and serves as a personal style expert. Perhaps I could use her help. Would you believe that she earned a degree in Civil Engineering and a law degree? Then she was a stay at home mom for a decade before becoming a personal stylist. We talked about how she went from engineer to attorney to stylist - a typical career path.  Find out more about Christine at https://jadeforallseasons.com/ __ TEACH THE GEEK  teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:27
November 17, 2021
EP 178 - Amy Kaur - Water Resource Control Engineer & Engineering Gal
EP 178 - Amy Kaur - Water Resource Control Engineer & Engineering Gal
Amy Kaur - Water Resource Control Engineer & Engineering Gal Amy Kaur is a water resource control engineer and the co-founder of Engineering Gals, an organization whose goal is to build a global community of women in STEM. She’s also co-host of the Gals Chat podcast, where she interviews women in STEM. Even though I’m not a gal and not particularly chatty, I’ve listened to a few episodes. I even had one of her guests, Lennis Perez, as a guest on my platform. We chatted about her decision to study Civil Engineering, the work of a water resource control engineer, and the evolution of Engineering Gals and Gals Chat. To learn more about Amy, find her on IG and TikTok at @amydeepkaur To check out the Gals Chat podcast, go to https://www.engineeringgals.com/podcast __ In STEM?  Struggle connecting with non-technical audiences? Get 5 easy public speaking tips for STEM professionals teachthegeek.com/tips __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:46
November 10, 2021
Ep. 177 - From Figure Skating to Product Management with Holly Hester-Reilly
Ep. 177 - From Figure Skating to Product Management with Holly Hester-Reilly
From Figure Skating to Product Management with Holly Hester-Reilly. Holly Hester-Reilly is founder and CEO of H2R Product Science. She works with startup founders and product leaders to figure out which product growth opportunities they should pursue. She came up with a framework called the Product Science Method to do just that. We talked about her life as a product manager, her motivation for starting H2R Product Science, and being a figure skater.  __ Get the STEM Job in 2022 Audio Summit Get tips to network, interview, and negotiate your way to the job you want. teachthegeek.com/summit __ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:13
November 03, 2021
EP. 176 - Ina Coveney - IT to business coach
EP. 176 - Ina Coveney - IT to business coach
Teach the Geek interviews - public speaking for engineers and scientists Ina Coveney does a number of things. Business coach. Speaker. Podcaster.  She didn’t start off that way, though. She worked in IT for years, and left that behind to start her own business. I’m interested to learn more about her days in corporate, her transition to being a business coach, and her podcast, The Global Phenomenon Podcast.  To get in touch with Ina, find her on IG @yourengagementcoach ________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthgeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:06
October 27, 2021
EP. 175 - Dr. Lorien Pratt, what is decision intelligence?
EP. 175 - Dr. Lorien Pratt, what is decision intelligence?
Teach the Geek - public speaking for engineers and scientists Dr. Lorien Pratt studied computer science in school, and got a few degrees in it. Once she left school, she has been quite busy. An expert in machine learning and decision intelligence, she is the Chief Scientist at Quantellia, a software and consulting company offering machine learning and decision intelligence software and services. She’s also author of the book, Link: How Decision Intelligence Connects Data, Actions, and Outcomes for a Better World. We talked about her motivation to study computer science, the decision to focus on decision intelligence and machine learning, and the goal for publishing her book.   ______ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:24
October 20, 2021
EP. 174 - Jim Morris - engineer turned product discovery coach
EP. 174 - Jim Morris - engineer turned product discovery coach
Jim Morris - engineer turned product discovery coach Jim Morris is the founder of Product Discovery Group, serving as a mentor and coach to product teams to assist them with idea development, user testing, user research, and developing rapid prototypes. He even developed a custom curriculum and training program to further this effort. We chatted about his start in computer science, the companies he founded, and the way that public speaking has benefited his career.  To learn more about Jim, visit https://productdiscoverygroup.com/. _________ In STEM? Struggle to communicate with non-technical audiences? Get these tips today! teachthegeek.com/tips _________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
25:55
October 13, 2021
EP. 173 - Gayathri Shukla, what does an engineer know about storytellng?
EP. 173 - Gayathri Shukla, what does an engineer know about storytellng?
What does an engineer know about storytelling? Quite a bit! After working in the energy industry for many years, Gayathri Shukla, my latest guest, took the leap and went fulltime with her business, Campfire Kinship. Campfire Kinship offers workshops on leadership, diversity & inclusion, and wellness. Gayathri is also a speaker; her topics range from storytelling to STEAM. We chatted about her business, the motivation to leave her fulltime job to become an entrepreneur, and her speaking topics. I even learned about her first love, English, and the reason she went into Engineering instead.  ________________ In STEM? Struggle connecting with non-technical audiences? Get 5 public speaking tips for STEM professionals today! teachthegeek.com/tips ________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:00
October 06, 2021
EP. 172 - Bobby Umar, you've had quite the career since leaving Engineering!
EP. 172 - Bobby Umar, you've had quite the career since leaving Engineering!
Bobby Umar, you've had quite the career since leaving Engineering! Bobby Umar started off as an engineer in the aerospace industry, but he has done quite a bit since. Marketing, sketch comedy, personal branding. What hasn’t he done? He’s also a speaker, speaking on a number of topics, including career development and thought leadership. We talked about his transition from Engineering and the decision to strike out on his own. Get in touch with Bobby at https://www.raeallan.com/ ______________ In STEM? Want to improve at communicating with non-technical audiences? Get 5 public speaking for STEM professionals today! teachthegeek.com/tips ______________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
24:17
September 29, 2021
EP. 171 - Materials Engineer turned Mechanical Engineer Jabril Muhammad
EP. 171 - Materials Engineer turned Mechanical Engineer Jabril Muhammad
Materials engineer turned Mechanical engineer Jabril Muhammad Jabril Muhammad was a Materials engineer, but now works as a Mechanical engineer. He’s the Director of Engineering at Original Man Scientific, a consultancy that helps inventors turn their ideas into products. He’s also co-host of the STEM Files on YouTube; I had the pleasure of being a past guest. Jabril and I talked about his journey in Engineering, the moment he realized that being able to present could be of use to him, and the motivation for starting Original Man Scientific.  To get in touch with Jabril, visit www.sciencebyoms.com His IG handle is jabrilliant_engineer ____ In STEM? Want some tips to improve at communicating with non-technical audiences? Get them at teachthegeek.com/tips ____ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
31:08
September 22, 2021
EP. 170 - Lennis Perez, what is a wellness engineer?
EP. 170 - Lennis Perez, what is a wellness engineer?
Lennis Perez, what is a wellness engineer? Lennis Perez worked as a process engineer, but now runs her own consultancy, Just Lennis LLC, a company that provides stress management services to corporations and associations in STEM. In her business, she serves as a wellness engineer, corporate stress management consultant, public speaker and MC, certified meditation teacher, and she’s also certified in plant-based nutrition. I’ was curious to find out what a wellness engineer is, where her interest in meditation came from, and how public speaking has benefited her business.  To learn more about Lennis, visit https://lennisperez.com/. __________________ In STEM? Struggle with communicating with non-technical audiences? Get 5 public speaking tips for STEM professionals today! teachthegeek.com/tips __________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:07
September 15, 2021
EP. 169 - Seth Greenwald Engineer & Communication Coach
EP. 169 - Seth Greenwald Engineer & Communication Coach
Seth Greenwald - Engineer & Communication Coach Seth Greenwald, a.k.a. Sherpa Seth, is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and popular communication coach for technical professionals and creative leaders. His workshops on creating spontaneous human connections for leadership excellence are in high demand at industry conferences. Seth holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design. He’s served as an engineering manager for several of the nation's largest design and construction organizations. Seth is the author of three books on creative problem solving and communication skills. His most recent publication “An Engineer’s Formula for Public Speaking Excellence” is a practical process manual to discover one's unique voice in order to lead with confidence, conviction and creativity. Seth is a veteran member of Toastmasters and currently serves as President of an award-winning club in Westchester, NY. He lives with his wife, son and an always-hungry dog named Uno. Seth enjoys traveling the world in search of the best French fry ever created. Attend Seth's webinar on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 noon-1:00pm EST.  During the webinar, we will reveal a formula to create meaningful connections with customers. Please join him on September 15 when he unveils this important new discovery for engineers, entrepreneurs and all professionals who want to connect with more customers, more quickly.  Advance registration is required for the webinar. https://bit.ly/3t3maES.  Also, as a member of the Teach The Geek community, you will receive a special gift when you register. What's not to like? _______________ In STEM? Struggle with presenting, especially in front of non-technical audiences? Download 5 easy public speaking tips for STEM professionals today! TEACHTHEGEEK.COM/TIPS
21:05
September 08, 2021
EP. 168 - David Shriner-Cahn: Engineer to Non-profit?
EP. 168 - David Shriner-Cahn: Engineer to Non-profit?
David Shriner-Cahn: Engineer to Non-profit exec? David Shriner-Cahn is a former engineer and was an executive in the non-profit space for many years. He now helps former employees find their footing in entrepreneurship, doing what they love and getting paid what they're worth. He’s also the host of two podcasts, Smashing the Plateau and Going Solo. We talked about his life as an engineer, the reason he turned to non-profits, his podcasts, and his business, TEND Strategic Partners. To learn more about David, visit https://smashingtheplateau.com/. ___________________ In STEM? Want to get better at communicating with non-technical audiences? Get 5 easy public speaking tips for STEM professionals at teachthegeek.com/tips. ___________________ TEACH THE GEEK  teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:41
September 01, 2021
EP. 167 - NASA's Dr. Tara Ruttley - how old is too old to be an astronaut?
EP. 167 - NASA's Dr. Tara Ruttley - how old is too old to be an astronaut?
Dr. Tara Ruttley - NASA Scientist & Keynote Speaker NASA Chief Scientist is one way to describe Dr. Taray Ruttley, but keynote speaker is another. I was interested to learn more about her journey into public speaking, her path to NASA, and her reasoning for getting her degrees (she has a lot of them).   To learn more about Dr. Ruttley, visit http://tararuttley.com/. __________________ In STEM? Want ongoing support in becoming a better public speaker? Join the Teach the Geek Society today! teachthegeek.com/teach-the-geek-to-speak ___________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:20
August 25, 2021
EP. 166 - Dump the jargon!
EP. 166 - Dump the jargon!
Want people to listen? Dump the jargon! If you're presenting a technical presentation to non-technical people, minimizing the amount of technical jargon will go a long way towards increasing audience engagement. I talk about it in this clip.  _______________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_  (IG, TikTok)
04:34
August 18, 2021
EP. 165 - Dr. Deborah Thomson: From musician to science policy advocate
EP. 165 - Dr. Deborah Thomson: From musician to science policy advocate
Dr. Deborah Thomson: musician to science policy advocate? Dr. Deborah Thomson has lived many lives. She has been a musician and teacher. She's now a veterinarian and author. I had the pleasure of reading her book, The Art of Science Communication, and was keen to ask her about it. I was also interested to learn more about her journey to becoming a vet, as well as her other initiative, One Health Lessons.  Learn more about Dr. Thomson at https://deborah-thomson.com/ _______________ In STEM? Want some public speaking tips?  Get 5 easy public speaking tips for STEM professionals teachthegeek.com/tips _______________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
27:60
August 11, 2021
EP. 164 - Keep text to a minimum on presentation slides
EP. 164 - Keep text to a minimum on presentation slides
Slides full of text? Probably not the best way to engage an audience.  Consider using images instead of text. I go over why this is a better idea in this episode.  _______________________ In STEM?  Want ongoing support in public speaking?  Join the Teach the Geek to Speak Society today! teachthegeek.com/teach-the-geek-to-speak-society _______________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
03:19
August 04, 2021
EP. 163 - Want to improve at public speaking? Visualize success!
EP. 163 - Want to improve at public speaking? Visualize success!
To improve at public speaking, visualize success! If you keep telling yourself you're poor at public speaking, you'll continue to be right. Want to improve? Tell yourself you're good at it and visualize yourself doing well at it. I offer an exercise in this quick clip. Tune in in the following weeks for more public speaking tips! ____________________ In STEM?  Want ongoing support in your public speaking?  Join the Teach the Geek to Speak Society today! teachthegeek.com/teach-the-geek-to-speak-society ___________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
04:07
July 28, 2021
EP. 162 - Forensic Scientist turned Speaker Ciaran Phillip
EP. 162 - Forensic Scientist turned Speaker Ciaran Phillip
Forensic Scientist turned Speaker Ciaran Phillip Ciaran Phillip is a forensic scientist who does science communication. How many of those types of people are walking around?  We chatted about his motivation to become a forensic scientist, the genesis of Sure Science Consulting, his science communication business, and his work with the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum.  Want to learn more about Ciaran? Hit him up on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cfphillip/ ______________ In STEM?  Want ongoing support in your public speaking?  Join the Teach the Geek to Speak Society teachthegeek.com/teach-the-geek-to-speak-society ______________ Teach the Geek teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
24:43
July 21, 2021
EP. 161 - Ashley Kirkwood: attorney and speaker coach
EP. 161 - Ashley Kirkwood: attorney and speaker coach
Ashley Kirkwood - attorney and speaker coach Ashley Kirkwood is a lot of things. Attorney. Podcaster. Speaker. I wouldn’t be surprised if she adds a few other things when it’s all said and done. An entrepreneur herself, she works with speakers and entrepreneurs to land speaking contracts and licensing deals. I’m interested to learn more about her journey in entrepreneurship, and the results she get her clients. _________________ In STEM? Want ongoing support in your public speaking journey? Join the Teach the Geek to Speak Society today! teachthegeek.com/teach-the-geek-to-speak-society _________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
23:50
July 14, 2021
EP. 160 - Let me tell you about the Society...
EP. 160 - Let me tell you about the Society...
I created a public speaking course geared towards STEM professionals. A one-off course wasn't enough, though.  I developed the Teach the Geek to Speak Society, a monthly membership, to offer ongoing support instead.  With the membership, in addition to the course, you get: *access to an online community *monthly group calls To learn more about the Society, please visit teachthegeek.com/teach-the-geek-to-speak-society _____________________ On Clubhouse? Free Mondays at 5 pm Pacific Time? Check out the Teach the Geek to Speak club! Get public speaking related questions answered. If you're brave, answer a question to practice answering questions off the cuff.  _____________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
05:55
July 07, 2021
EP. 159 - STEM Educator Dr. Natalie Coleman talks about the military, being "hip", and public speaking
EP. 159 - STEM Educator Dr. Natalie Coleman talks about the military, being "hip", and public speaking
Dr. Natalie Coleman - public speaking for those in STEM STEM educator Dr. Natalie Coleman has lived quite the life, and I’m sure there’s more in store. Combat veteran. Adjunct professor. County board member. I think she walks old ladies across the street in her spare time too. She’s also the founder of After the Peanut, an organization that provides professional development, curriculum, tutoring and engaging STEM programs for educators and students. We chatted about her past life in the military (national guard specifically), the evolution of After the Peanut, the development of her presentation skills, and whether she is "hip." ________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_  (IG, TikTok) ________________ In STEM? Struggle with public speaking? Check out the Teach the Geek to Speak membership teachthegeek.com/teach-the-geek-to-speak-society
31:46
June 30, 2021
EP. 158 - Damn filler words...
EP. 158 - Damn filler words...
"You know" "So..." "Umm..." Damn those filler words that occupy your conversational speech. Should you try to eliminate them when giving presentations? Tune in to this short episode to find out! ________________ In STEM? Struggle with your public speaking? Join Teach the Geek to Speak Society today! Get access to the public speaking course, Teach the Geek to Speak, a private Facebook group, and monthly calls.  Check out teachthgeek.com/teach-the-geek-to-speak-society to learn more.
04:13
June 23, 2021
EP. 157 - Edidiong Obot - From Chemistry to Community Advocacy
EP. 157 - Edidiong Obot - From Chemistry to Community Advocacy
Edidiong Obot may have a background in chemistry, but she didn’t stay there. Podcaster. Host. Show producer. Speaker. Community advocate. Edidiong is a woman of many talents. I’m interested to learn more about her varied interests, and how public speaking has benefited her endeavors.  Learn more about Edidiong at https://www.instagram.com/e_chrys ________________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthgeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
35:15
June 09, 2021
EP. 156 - Career Skills for Engineers with Mark Herschberg
EP. 156 - Career Skills for Engineers with Mark Herschberg
Career Skills for Engineers with Mark Herschberg Mark Herschberg serves as a fractional CTO. He is also author of the book, “The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You.” I’m curious to learn more about his progression to CTO, the motivation for his book, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited his work life.  Want to learn more about Mark's book? Check out https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/ _________________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
25:10
June 02, 2021
EP. 155 - Sam Alleva, aerospace engineering to technical writing
EP. 155 - Sam Alleva, aerospace engineering to technical writing
Sam Alleva started out in aerospace engineering, working for several companies before deciding to strike out on her own as a technical writer. I was interested to learn more about her decision to start her own business, why she chose technical writing, and what her future plans for her company is. To learn more about Sam, check out https://www.evergreen-ink.com/ _____________________ Download the Excuse Assessment tool to prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM _____________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
24:51
May 26, 2021
EP. 154 - Matthew Dick, engineering manager and science fiction writer
EP. 154 - Matthew Dick, engineering manager and science fiction writer
Engineering manager and science fiction writer Matthew Dick.  Matthew Dick is an engineering manager in the transportation technology industry. He’s also a science fiction fan, so much so that he eventually wrote his own sci-fi book, Seed: A Hard Science Fiction Novel.  Learn more about his engineering journey, the motivation to write his book, and public speaking, of course.  Check out Matthew's book at https://www.matthewgdick.com/. __________________________ Get Excuse Assessment tool to prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM __________________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (Twitter, FB) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:39
May 19, 2021
EP. 153 - From programmer to professional speaker, Pam Leinmiller shares her story
EP. 153 - From programmer to professional speaker, Pam Leinmiller shares her story
Programmer to professional speaker - Pam Leinmiller Pam is founder of Vertical Vision Inc., a training and coaching in technical industries. She helps those in the tech fields hone their communication and leadership skills. She started out as a programmer, but ended up somewhere completely different. We spoke about her motivation to get into her current work, and her beginnings with public speaking. Learn more about Pam at https://pamleinmiller.com/ __________________________ Get Excuse Assessment tool to prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM __________________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (Twitter, FB) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:08
May 12, 2021
EP. 152 - Master communication skills with engineer turned speaker and author Debra Fine
EP. 152 - Master communication skills with engineer turned speaker and author Debra Fine
Master communication skills with engineer turned speaker and author Debra Fine Once an engineer, Debra Fine now works with Fortune 500 companies, professional groups, and universities, offering public speaking tips for business events and client meetings. We chatted about her transition from engineer to speaker, the motivation for writing her books, and how she came to speak about small talk, something a lot of those in engineering, science, and tech avoid! _______________________ Download the Excuse Assessment tool - prioritize solutions based on severity of solution DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM _______________________ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
31:24
May 05, 2021
EP. 151 - Professor of the supply chain, Dr. Justin Goldston
EP. 151 - Professor of the supply chain, Dr. Justin Goldston
TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers Dr. Justin Goldston. He is a professor of supply chain management. He has organized TED conferences, spoken at them and is also author of the book, Critical Success Factors in Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation in U.S. Manufacturing. We chatted about his path to professorship, his interest in TED, and his book. TEACH THE GEEK  teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok) Got excuses? Get the Excuse Assessment tool - prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM
29:30
April 28, 2021
EP. 150 - Jeff Perry coaches engineers to success
EP. 150 - Jeff Perry coaches engineers to success
TEACH THE GEEK -  public speaking for engineers Jeff Perry is a coach for engineers and software professionals. He’s also host of the Engineering Career Coach podcast. We spoke about what brought him to coaching, the work he did before he became a coach, and what he hope people get from his podcast.  Check out the Engineering Career Coach podcast at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR_jPfME-b_URruA1w9d0cH0oqsgI9TN9 TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok) DOWNLOAD the Excuse Assessment Tool at download.teachthegeek.com Prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse
29:08
April 21, 2021
EP. 149 - Noelle Silver, a woman of AI - Public speaking for engineers
EP. 149 - Noelle Silver, a woman of AI - Public speaking for engineers
TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers Noelle Silver is the founder of Womenin.AI and AI Leadership Institute. She’s also the head of instruction, data science, analytics, and full stack web development at HackerU. How did she get into AI? Why did she found those organizations and what can people get from them? How does public speaking figure into it all? I had questions, and Noelle had answers. Learn more about Noelle at https://noellesilver.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:12
April 14, 2021
EP. 148 Piloting the speaker circuit with William "T" Thompson
EP. 148 Piloting the speaker circuit with William "T" Thompson
William “T” Thompson (no relation has lived an interesting life. He has an Air Force pilot, a civilian pilot and an attorney. He graduated with an Engineering degree from the Air Force Academy, but ended up attending law school and working as an attorney. He’s also a board member of the National Speakers Association. We spoke about why he decided to go to law school after getting an Engineering degree, his work with Delta Airlines, and the various other boards he has served on.  Learn more about T at https://www.captaintspeaks.com/ TEACH THE GEEK - PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok) DOWNLOAD THE EXCUSE ASSESSMENT TOOL Prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse download.teachthegeek.com
31:42
April 07, 2021
EP. 147 Demishia Samuels - Industrial Engineering to Income Strategist
EP. 147 Demishia Samuels - Industrial Engineering to Income Strategist
Demishia Samuels is an income strategist and business coach, as well as host of the Corporate Hustle podcast. Seems like a far way away from an Industrial engineering degree. We chatted about how she got to where she is and how public speaking figures into it all.  To learn more about Demishia, check out http://corporatehustleu.com/. TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tiktok) Download the EXCUSE ASSESSMENT tool - prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM
24:25
March 31, 2021
EP. 146 - Dr. Grace Lee, how did you go from science to speaker?
EP. 146 - Dr. Grace Lee, how did you go from science to speaker?
Dr. Grace Lee is the founder of Mastery Insights, and is also a podcaster and YouTuber. Her career path is quite interesting, as she got a PhD and did something I’m not sure most PhDs do. We chatted about whether that was the plan all along.   Learn more about Dr. Lee at https://www.masteryinsights.com/ TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok) Get the EXCUSE ASSESSMENT tool - prioritize solutions based on severity of excuses at DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM
28:54
March 24, 2021
EP. 145 - Shannon Bumgarner, advocate for women in STEM
EP. 145 - Shannon Bumgarner, advocate for women in STEM
Shannon Bumgarner is an expert in supply chain and lean manufacturing. She’s also the new host of the Empowering Women podcast and a fervent advocate for women in STEM. We chatted about what supply chain and lean manufacturing entails, how she came to be the host of the podcast, and how she works to get more women in STEM.  TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Twitter) DOWNLOAD THE EXCUSE ASSESSMENT TOOL - prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM
25:58
March 17, 2021
EP. 144 - Callie Carpenter, design engineer in the medical device industry
EP. 144 - Callie Carpenter, design engineer in the medical device industry
Callie Carpenter is a design engineer in the medical device industry. We spoke about her current position, the way in public speaking has benefited her, and any tips she can provide.  TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok) DOWNLOAD THE EXCUSE ASSESSMENT TOOL - prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse download.teachthegeek.com
27:52
March 10, 2021
EP. 143 - Jossie Haines, product engineer extraordinaire
EP. 143 - Jossie Haines, product engineer extraordinaire
Jossie Haines started out in chemistry but transitioned to product engineering in the tech industry. That’s quite the shift, so we chatted about the motivation for making that switch. We also got into her public speaking exploits and how public speaking has benefitted her.  Download the Excuse Assessment tool - prioritize solutions based on severity of excuses - DOWNLOAD.TEACHTHEGEEK.COM TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
32:41
March 03, 2021
EP. 142 - What is watershed science, Lisette Sutherland?
EP. 142 - What is watershed science, Lisette Sutherland?
Lisette Sutherland is a Netherlands-based facilitator, author, podcaster, and speaker. She is an advocate for remote working, which is quite popular right now for obvious reasons. She is such a fan of remote working that she formed a company around it, Collaboration Superpowers.  We spoke about  her degree in a field I’d never heard of before, Watershed Science, her transition to self-employment, and her plans for Collaboration Superpowers. Learn more about Collaboration Superpowers at  https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/. DOWNLOAD THE EXCUSE ASSESSMENT tool - prioritize solutions based on severity of excuse. download.teachthegeek.com TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:23
February 24, 2021
EP. 141 - Kin Tue-Fee went from boats to government
EP. 141 - Kin Tue-Fee went from boats to government
Kin Tue-Fee conducts seminars on management and leadership. He’s also the author of a three books. He didn't start off there, though. He worked for years as a naval architect before moving into management and leadership for the Canadian government.  We spoke about his work as a naval architect, his interest in management and leadership, and his public speaking exploits.   TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeekcom anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok) Download the Excuse Assessment tool at download.teachthegeek.com.
31:26
February 17, 2021
EP. 140 - Gerald Moore Sr. is prepping Black boys for STEM careers
EP. 140 - Gerald Moore Sr. is prepping Black boys for STEM careers
Gerald Moore Sr. is a speaker and author of the book "Motivate Black Boys: How to Prepare for Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math." He's an advocate for Black boys and their involvement in the innovation economy. Gerald is also founder of the non-profit Mission Fulfilled 2030, which works with companies to create opportunities for those who want them and prepare them for the jobs of the future.  Find out more about Gerald's mission at https://missionfulfilled2030.org/. TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok) Also, check out my excuse assessment tool - prioritize solutions to your excuses download.teachthegeek.com
42:25
February 10, 2021
EP. 139 Pallavi Tyagi - Automotive engineer to...marketer?
EP. 139 Pallavi Tyagi - Automotive engineer to...marketer?
Pallavi Tyagi worked as an engineer in the automotive industry before transitioning to marketing. Doubling down on her new career, she’s also host of the Your Digital Marketing Journey podcast.  I’m curious to find out more about her time as an engineer, the motivation to become a marketer, and her podcast.   TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok) Also check out the Excuse Assessment tool - prioritize solutions for excuses  download.teachthegeek.com
33:41
February 03, 2021
EP. 138 Engineer your brand with Stephen Lu
EP. 138 Engineer your brand with Stephen Lu
What does an engineer know about career branding anyway? This isn't a question you'd ask Stephen Lu. He’s an engineer, a project manager, a career coach, and a public speaker. Active on LinkedIn, he posts career advice videos weekly. He’s also big on helping people build their personal brands so they can be successful in their careers. We talked about his journey in public speaking and his journey in coaching, in addition to his work as a project manager.  _________________________________ TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (Twitter, FB) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tiktok) _________________________________ Check out the Excuse Assessment tool - prioritize solutions based on level of excuse. download.teachthegeek.com
31:33
January 27, 2021
EP. 137 - Joana Melo
EP. 137 - Joana Melo
Joana Melo is a postdoctoral researcher in engineering education. She is keen on finding out how languages and cultures influence engineering students’ learning. She also helps engineering students overcome their fear of public speaking. We talked about how she got into engineering education research, and where her interest in public speaking for engineers came from. TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tiktok)
23:06
January 20, 2021
EP. 136 - Heather Eason
EP. 136 - Heather Eason
Heather Eason is a president and CEO in the power industry. A proponent of women in STEM, she is also a blogger and speaker. We spoke about how she got into power, her interest in public speaking, and her intent on helping women in STEM.   TEACH THE GEEK - public speaking for scientists and engineers teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tiktok)
30:54
January 13, 2021
EP. 135 - Podcaster and IT consultant Trina Martin
EP. 135 - Podcaster and IT consultant Trina Martin
Trina Martin is a Navy veteran and IT expert. She’s also host of the Trina Talk podcast and author of the book, “From a Mess to Amazing: 7 Steps to Create the Life You Deserve.” We talked about her time in the military, her consultant work, and her book and podcast.   TEACH THE GEEK Public speaking for scientists and engineers teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tiktok)
28:38
January 06, 2021
EP. 134 - LaShanya Aikerson
EP. 134 - LaShanya Aikerson
LaShanya Aikerson is an expert in change management and owner of her own consultancy. I’ve heard the term change management before, but I don’t think it’s a common term, so I was interested in LaShanya explaining what it means. We also talked about her transition away from engineering to consultant, quite an eventful story. TEACH THE GEEK Public speaking for scientists and engineers teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Tiktok)
34:22
December 23, 2020
EP. 133 - Digital transformation expert Fawad Khan
EP. 133 - Digital transformation expert Fawad Khan
Fawad Khan is an expert in digital transformation. He’s also an adjunct professor and author of the e-book, “Enterprise Digital Transformation: A concise guide to understanding and successfully transforming your organization.”  We chatted about his work as an adjunct, his book, and his work in digital transformation. I actually got to learn what digital transformation means!  To get in touch with Fawad, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/fawadakhan1/. TEACH THE GEEK Public speaking for engineers and scientists teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
33:08
December 16, 2020
EP. 132 - Systems engineer Barclay Brown
EP. 132 - Systems engineer Barclay Brown
Barclay Brown is a systems engineer. I actually attended a meeting of the International Council on Systems Engineering in San Diego once, but am still a bit unsure as to what systems engineering is. I certainly asked Barclay that question, in addition to how he even got into systems engineering. Barclay is also a professional speaker, so I got to ask to him about public speaking, too.   To learn more about Barclay, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/barclayb/ TEACH THE GEEK Public speaking for scientists and engineers teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:13
December 09, 2020
EP. 131 - Shailvi Wakhlu, data analytics expert
EP. 131 - Shailvi Wakhlu, data analytics expert
An engineer turned data analytics expert, Shailvi Wakhlu and I talked about her transition to data analytics, the definition of data analytics (I admit I had no clue) and the preparation she puts into her talks (it's rather astounding).  To learn more about Shailvi, visit shailvi.com. She's also on Twitter at @shailviw. TEACH THE GEEK Public speaking for scientists and engineers teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @teachthegeek (IG, TikTok)
33:05
December 03, 2020
EP. 130 - Life coach Gina Covarrubias
EP. 130 - Life coach Gina Covarrubias
Gina Covarrubias is the founder of Deliberate Doing LLC, coaching unfulfilled technical professionals to figure out what they want their lives to look like. She started Deliberate Doing after years of working as an engineer in the aerospace industry. We talked about her journey to starting her own company and her choice to become a coach. To learn more about Gina, visit https://deliberatedoing.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
36:27
December 01, 2020
EP. 129 Dr. Kelly Korreck
EP. 129 Dr. Kelly Korreck
Dr. Kelly Korreck is a woman of many talents. She’s an astrophysicist, speaker, project manager, and science advisor.  Her work involves building and operating instruments to study the Sun. l took time to talk about her work, and her journey in public speaking, especially her favorite speaking topics.  To learn more about Kelly, visit http://kellykorreck.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (Twitter, FB) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
25:34
November 24, 2020
EP. 128 - Dr. Sarah Bearchell
EP. 128 - Dr. Sarah Bearchell
Dr. Sarah Bearchell is a freelance science writer and presenter. As a writer, she writes for children’s magazines. As a presenter, she speaks mostly to teachers and other science communication professionals, and also runs children’s workshops. We chatted about her motivation to get into science communication and presenting, her previous working life, and her tips for public speaking.  Learn more about Dr. Bearchell at https://www.childrens-science.co.uk/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
27:34
November 19, 2020
EP. 127 - Professionalism matters with Dana Brownlee
EP. 127 - Professionalism matters with Dana Brownlee
Dana Brownlee is the president of Professionalism Matters and the author of "The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Project Management Techniques from the Trenches." Professionalism Matters provides workshops on project management, team building, and communications. Her book is about building better relationships with senior leaders as a project manager, who typically has a lot of responsibility and little authority. We spoke about her journey to starting her own company and writing a book. Her dog made a special appearance, too.  To learn more about Dana, visit https://professionalismmatters.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegee youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
31:33
November 17, 2020
EP. 126 - Tech conference organizer Nur Lee Harel
EP. 126 - Tech conference organizer Nur Lee Harel
Nur Lee Harel is the CEO of EventHandler. She has put on dozens of large scale tech conferences. She has also spoken on how to become a tech speaker and personal branding. We spoke about how she got into her line of work, how virtual conferences have affected her business, and what tips she can share to become a more effective public speaker, specifically in tech. Learn more about Nur at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nur-lee-harel-49903918/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
33:05
November 12, 2020
EP. 125 - IT leader, author, speaker, and podcaster John Rouda
EP. 125 - IT leader, author, speaker, and podcaster John Rouda
John Rouda is an IT leader, author, professor, and speaker. He’s also the host of the A Geek Leader podcast. We spoke about his various interests, especially the podcast, and his journey with public speaking.  To learn more about John, visit http://johnrouda.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG TikTok)
23:14
November 10, 2020
EP. 124 - STEM advocate Dr. Natoshia Anderson
EP. 124 - STEM advocate Dr. Natoshia Anderson
Dr. Natoshia Anderson is a STEM educator, consultant, trainer, podcast host, and professional speaker. She founded Smart STEM, LLC, a STEM education consulting business that specializes in curriculum and program development for K-12, post-secondary, for-profit and non-profit businesses. Her podcast, Stemming in Stilettos, highlights minority women in STEM. She was even a Dean at a college at one point. We talked about her work with Smart STEM, her podcast, and difficulty of holding things while pregnant.   To learn more about Dr. Anderson, visit https://www.drtoshia.com/.  TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
36:16
November 05, 2020
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00:25
November 04, 2020
EP. 123 - Podcaster and engineer Oscar Santolalla
EP. 123 - Podcaster and engineer Oscar Santolalla
Oscar Santolalla is a podcaster, author, and engineer. On his podcast, Time to Shine, he has interviewed over 150 people on public speaking. He is the author of the book, Create and Deliver a Killer Product Demo. He also works as a sales engineer, where I’m sure public speaking comes in handy. We chatted about how he ended in Finland after growing up in Peru, his motivation for starting his podcast and writing his book, and his work as an engineer.  To learn more about Oscar, visit https://fi.linkedin.com/in/oscarsantolalla. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (Twitter, FB) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:54
November 03, 2020
EP. 122 - Coach, author, and speaker Karen Catlin
EP. 122 - Coach, author, and speaker Karen Catlin
Karen Catlin is a former VP in tech, leadership coach, speaker, author, and advocate for inclusion in the workplace. She also mentors students on their career goals. We talked about her interests in women entering and staying in tech, her public speaking book “Present! a techie’s guide to public speaking”, and her favorite speaking topics.  Learn more about Karen at https://karencatlin.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Twitter)
33:01
October 29, 2020
EP. 121 - Adeola Gbinkaro
EP. 121 - Adeola Gbinkaro
I read about my guest, Adeola Gbakinro, since she was a speaker at the recent WonderWomenTech conference. She studied Biomedical Science. She’s a digital freelancer and web developer. She also founded Uplift the Next Generation, an organization whose goal is to help young people gain access to career opportunities. We spoke about the origins of her organization, her favorite speaking topics, and her career plans.  To learn more about Adeola, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/adeolag TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (Twitter, FB) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
21:55
October 27, 2020
EP. 120 - Of Course Global's Rinat Sherzer
EP. 120 - Of Course Global's Rinat Sherzer
I read about my guest, Rinat Sherzer, in an article listing the top 40 women keynote speakers of 2020. I watched her TEDx talk, too. In addition to being a speaker, she is a social entrepreneur, adjunct professor, engineer, and ethical design strategist. We chatted about her company, Of Course Global, what ethical design is, and if it was absolutely necessary to wear a red dress during her TEDx talk about menstruation cycles.   To find out more about Rinat, visit linkedin.com/in/rinatsherzer. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
22:11
October 22, 2020
EP. 119 - Trainer and coach Jennifer Braganza
EP. 119 - Trainer and coach Jennifer Braganza
My guest today is Jennifer Braganza. Process improvement. Product design. Project management. Jennifer has done it all. I was really interested to learn more about her speaking exploits, though, as she has taught in universities and does training and coaching outside of that.  To learn more about Jennifer, find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenibrag. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:29
October 20, 2020
EP. 118 - Diversily's Marissa Ellis
EP. 118 - Diversily's Marissa Ellis
My guest today is Marissa Ellis. She is founder of Diversily, a consultancy that offers courses and workshops on diversity, inclusion, and incorporating both into leadership. We talked about the origins of Diversily, her previous life in tech, and the benefits that public speaking have given her.   Learn more about Diversily at https://diversily.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
28:57
October 15, 2020
EP. 117 - Facebook's Caitlin Kalinowski
EP. 117 - Facebook's Caitlin Kalinowski
My guest today is Caitlin Kalinowski. She is the Director of Hardware for Facebook’s AR/VR division. She is also a guest lecturer at Stanford University. Being in such a technical role, I was interested to find out how public speaking has benefitted her career. Plus, I was also keen on finding out what she likes to talk about, any tips she has for becoming more effective at public speaking, and how she deals with nerves.  Learn more about Caitlin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ckalinowski/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.co anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, Twitter)
32:12
October 13, 2020
EP. 116 - Singer turned speaker Shola Kaye
EP. 116 - Singer turned speaker Shola Kaye
My guest today is Shola Kaye. She was an IT consultant. She was a singer. She’s now a speaker, author, and coach – working primarily in the STEM industries. We spoke about her former lives in IT and as a singer,  the services her company provides, and her go-to public speaking topics. Find out more about Shola at sholakaye.com. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
27:34
October 08, 2020
EP. 115 - Tech Savvy Women's JJ Digeronimo
EP. 115 - Tech Savvy Women's JJ Digeronimo
My guest today is JJ DiGeronimo. She is a bunch of things. Speaker, author, advisor - all under the umbrella of her company, Tech Savvy Women. We spoke about her former life working in tech, her company, and her public speaking exploits. Learn more about JJ at https://techsavvywomen.net/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_  (IG, TikTok)
28:55
October 06, 2020
EP. 114 - TurningScience's David Giltner
EP. 114 - TurningScience's David Giltner
My guest today is David Giltner. Engineering, marketing, sales: he has done quite a bit in industry. His current venture is TurningScience, helping scientists and engineers build careers in industry. We spoke about TurningScience, his transition to self-employment, and public speaking, of course.  Learn more about David at https://turningscience.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
32:55
October 01, 2020
EP. 113 - Aviation consultant Jill Meyers
EP. 113 - Aviation consultant Jill Meyers
My guest today is Jill Meyers. Jill started out in the Air Force, moved into private industry while staying in aviation, and eventually started her own consultancy. We talked about her journey to self- employment, her public speaking exploits, and future plans.  Learn more about Jill at https://www.meyersaero.biz/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
40:48
September 29, 2020
EP. 112 - Erin Gallimore
EP. 112 - Erin Gallimore
My guest today, Erin Gallimore, was a middle school science teacher. She then went back to school to earn a MS in Civil Engineering. She was then an engineering manager. She’s now a coach, trainer, and speaker. We spoke about the teacher to engineer transition and the way she pivoted her business due to the pandemic.  Find out more about Erin at https://eringallimore.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek (IG, TikTok)
36:32
September 24, 2020
EP. 111 - D&I champion Dr. Andrea Bowens-Jones
EP. 111 - D&I champion Dr. Andrea Bowens-Jones
My guest today is Andrea Bowens-Jones. She is a consultant, coach, trainer, and speaker. She’s also a champion for diversity and inclusion.  We chatted about her thoughts on D&I, her life as a manager, and public speaking, of course. Learn more about Dr. Bowens-Jones at https://www.idgvision.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
29:01
September 22, 2020
EP. 110 - Science communicator Celia Du
EP. 110 - Science communicator Celia Du
My guest today is Celia Du. She is serious about science communication. So much so that she got a Master’s degree in it. We talked about her path to science communication, the challenges, and her future plans. Find out more about Celia on LinkedIn, Twitter (@celia_du_), and Instagram (@celia.du) TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG, TikTok)
30:01
September 17, 2020
EP. 109 - Priyanka Komala of the CurryUp Startup podcast
EP. 109 - Priyanka Komala of the CurryUp Startup podcast
My guest today is Priyanka Komala. She has a number of degrees and a number of interests, too. The main one I was curious to learn about was her podcast, the Curryup Startup podcast, in which she spotlights the careers of Asian leaders.  Learn more about Priyanka at https://www.priyankakomala.com TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
25:11
September 15, 2020
EP. 108 - Science communicator Dr. Krishana Sankar
EP. 108 - Science communicator Dr. Krishana Sankar
My guest today is Dr. Krishana Sankar. Earning a PhD in Physiology, she is now a science communicator. We spoke about about how she came to science communication, her plans on developing her career, and her interest in public speaking, of course. Connect with Dr. Sankar on Twitter @krishanasankar TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twiter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
32:05
September 10, 2020
EP. 107 - Laurie Wallmark
EP. 107 - Laurie Wallmark
My guest today is Laurie Wallmark. She was a computer science professor and software engineer. The next logical step? Children’s book author, of course. We talked about about what led her from computers to children’s books. You don’t hear that every day! Learn more about Laurie at https://www.lauriewallmark.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
29:39
September 08, 2020
EP. 106 - Paolo Gaudiano
EP. 106 - Paolo Gaudiano
My guest today is Paolo Gaudiano. He is all things Diversity and Inclusion. He has a startup, Aleria, a non-profit, Aleria Research Corporation, and the Quantitative Studies of Diversity and Inclusion initiative. We talked about all three endeavors, and of course how public speaking figures into them.  Check out Aleria at aleria.tech TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
27:37
September 03, 2020
EP. 105 - Tiffany Dawson
EP. 105 - Tiffany Dawson
My guest today is Tiffany Dawson, a career coach for women in STEM. After working in the construction industry, she changed careers and is now devoted to helping women build the careers they want. She’s also the host of the How to be a STEMinist podcast.  We talked about her transition from engineering to career coach, her podcast, and the definition of STEMinist.  Learn more about Tiffany at tiffanydawson.co. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
38:05
September 01, 2020
EP. 104 - Ade McCormack
EP. 104 - Ade McCormack
My guest today is Ade McCormack. He has lived a few lives already. Starting out as a software engineer, he moved into coaching, writing books and articles for publications, as well as being a professional speaker. I was interested to learn about his career path, his current work, and the way in which public speaking integrates into it all. Learn more about Ade at https://www.ademccormack.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
26:32
August 27, 2020
EP. 103 - Heather Wilde
EP. 103 - Heather Wilde
My guest today is Heather Wilde, who is a CTO and coach for technology leaders. She has worked in many industries, including travel, healthcare, and hospitality.  Heather is also an author, having written for Forbes and Inc. I was interested to learn more about her work, her speaking, and the work she does in promoting STEM education in schools.  Heather is @heathriel on all social media platforms.  TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB,, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
34:35
August 25, 2020
EP. 102 - Shinjini Das
EP. 102 - Shinjini Das
My guest today is Shinjini Das. She is the CEO and founder of The Das Media Group, encouraging her supporters, called go getters, to pursue their goals. Since graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering, she has taken a pretty interesting path. I was curious to find out more about her career choices, the motivation to start her media company, and her interest in public speaking. Find out more about Shinjini at @speakershinjini on all social media platforms.  TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
30:52
August 20, 2020
EP. 101 - Chris DeWitt
EP. 101 - Chris DeWitt
My guest today is Chris DeWitt. He worked in Engineering for several years before transitioning into business development. His business, One2One Leaders, offers training and mentoring to engineers. We spoke about his transition to business development, the motivation for starting One2One Leaders, and his public speaking exploits.  Check out One2One Leaders at https://one2oneleaders.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
32:53
August 18, 2020
EP. 100 - Jasmine Sadler
EP. 100 - Jasmine Sadler
My guest today is Jasmine Sadler. After earning a degree in Aerospace Engineering and her MBA, she now heads the STEAM Collaborative, an initiative whose goal is to increase equity in education. I was interested to learn about her transition the STEAM Collaborative full time, the ways in which the STEAM Collaborative executes its mission and the ways in which public speaking fits into everything. Check out the STEAM Collaborative at steamcollab.com. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthgeek_ (IG)
33:27
August 13, 2020
EP. 99 - Liz Parry
EP. 99 - Liz Parry
My guest today is Elizabeth Parry, a STEAM education advocate. She has authored several papers on the matter and even earned the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics mentoring in 2015. We talked about her transition from engineer to engineering educator, her involvement with various committees on engineering education, and public speaking, of course.   TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
36:03
August 11, 2020
EP. 98 - Malika Grayson
EP. 98 - Malika Grayson
My guest today is systems engineer Malika Grayson. She’s a speaker, soon to be author, and blogger. We chatted about her job (I had no idea what systems engineering meant), her book, and speaking endeavors (her mom was instrumental in helping her get comfortable with public speaking).  Learn more about Malika at https://www.malikagrayson.com/. TEACH THE GEEK: teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
28:12
August 06, 2020
EP. 97 - April Edwards
EP. 97 - April Edwards
My guest today is software engineer April Edwards. I learned about April from listening to another podcast, Lisa on the Edge. Her story sounded so interesting, I wanted to speak with her myself, especially about how she ended up in the UK. We also talked about Ironman for some reason...  TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
30:19
August 04, 2020
EP. 96 - Feedback...again
EP. 96 - Feedback...again
Last week, I talked about feedback. This week, I talk about feedback and eye contact.  TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegee_ (IG)
06:07
July 30, 2020
EP. 95 - Public speaking tips at conferences
EP. 95 - Public speaking tips at conferences
You're at a conference, listening to a talk. The presenter...absolutely sucks. He's reading the slides. His voice is monotone. He's not looking at the audience. You're doing all you can to keep from falling asleep. Here are some tips to not be that guy! TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
07:10
July 28, 2020
EP. 94 - Melissa Cristina Marquez
EP. 94 - Melissa Cristina Marquez
Today, my guest is Melissa Cristina Marquez. She is a lot of things: marine biologist, speaker, and writer.  While she got her undergraduate degree in Florida, she currently calls Australia home. We spoke about her journey to Oz, her beginnings in marine biology, and her favorite speaking topics.  Learn more about Melissa at https://www.melissacristinamarquez.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
21:18
July 21, 2020
EP. 93 - Get feedback to get better
EP. 93 - Get feedback to get better
I offer some thoughts on the importance of receiving feedback from others to improve in public speaking.  TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
06:02
July 16, 2020
EP. 92 - Justin Key
EP. 92 - Justin Key
Justin Key, my guest today, has an interesting story. He got his degree in Math, and is now an actor.  He’s also author of the book, “Mind Control: Change The Way You Think So You Can Live A LIMITLESS Life” and the audiobook "Mama knows best." We spoke about his journey from Math to acting, his books, and his work as a speaker. Learn more about Justin at https://www.justindkey.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
31:20
July 14, 2020
EP. 91 - Aisha Lawrey
EP. 91 - Aisha Lawrey
My guest today, Aisha Lawrey, is an advocate for Engineering, having worked as a Director of Engineering education and currently working as a Director for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. We spoke about her current role, another initiative she is involved in (STEM IF/WHEN Ambassador), and her favorite public speaking topics.  Connect with Aisha at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aishalawrey/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
34:41
July 09, 2020
EP. 90 - Elizabeth Payne
EP. 90 - Elizabeth Payne
Today’s guest, Elizabeth Payne, trained in Chemical Engineering, but she’s also an empowerment coach. I learned about what she does as an empowerment coach, and also how she went from engineer to coach.  Find out more about Elizabeth at https://elizabethpayne.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
30:10
July 07, 2020
EP. 89 - Mike Roberts of San Diego Code School
EP. 89 - Mike Roberts of San Diego Code School
My guest today, Mike Roberts, started the San Diego Code School to offer an affordable means for people to learn coding. It now serves to place people in apprenticeships at companies. I was curious to find out how it all works.  Learn more about the code school at sdcs.io TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek (IG)
31:23
July 02, 2020
EP. 88 - Scott Hanselman
EP. 88 - Scott Hanselman
My guest today, Scott Hanselman, works for Microsoft with its web platform team. He’s also a teacher and speaker and host of podcasts and a YouTube channel.  I spoke about how she got into software engineering, his favorite speaking topics, and his podcasts and YouTube channel. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
35:53
June 30, 2020
EP. 87 - Tyrone Jacobs, Jr.
EP. 87 - Tyrone Jacobs, Jr.
Today’s guest, Tyrone Jacobs, Jr., is an electrical engineer and speaker. He is also heavily involved in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); he recently became the Region VI Professionals chair. I’m interested to hear more about his journey in engineering thus far, his involvement in NSBE, and public speaking, of course.    Check Tyrone out on Instagram (@mrpositivevibes) and Twitter (@jststaypositive). TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
20:53
June 25, 2020
EP. 86 - Assata Worrell
EP. 86 - Assata Worrell
My guest today, Assata Caldwell Worrell, has a job unlike anyone I’ve had on the channel. She is a medical and scientific illustrator, the found of Legacy BioStudios. Instead of verbal communication, she’s about visual communication.  I’m very interested to find out how she got into medical illustration, and the benefits of putting more effort into images on slides. Learn more about Assata at https://legacybiostudios.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
28:21
June 23, 2020
EP. 85 - Mathew Picardal
EP. 85 - Mathew Picardal
My guest today, Mathew Picardal, is a Civil Engineer who hosts his own YouTube channel, Structural Engineering Life. The goal of the channel is to help engineers with technical, business and soft skills. He also co-hosts the Structural Engineering Channel podcast. We spoke with him about his interest in Civil Engineering, the motivation for his YouTube channel, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited him.  Check out Mat's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXgu5Q3I520Q0NO4dJhvAng His LinkedIn is https://www.linkedin.com/in/matpicardal/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
30:22
June 18, 2020
EP. 84 - Sandy Williams
EP. 84 - Sandy Williams
My guest today, Sandy Williams, is the President and Founder of Access Biomedical Solutions. With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Sandy helps companies with strategy, funding sources, marketing, and product management.  We chatted about her work as a consultant, the lessons she learned in her career, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited her.  Learn more about Sandy at http://www.accessbiomedsolutions.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
33:49
June 16, 2020
EP. 83 - Speaking millennial...
EP. 83 - Speaking millennial...
The Financial Times had an interesting article on speaking millennial. I almost didn't finish it... Link to the article: https://www.ft.com/content/04ddf0f8-4230-11e8-93cf-67ac3a6482fd?fbclid=IwAR209vESY0tiugMlgWJqTfC_ZmbJfhUMTTlXtAnmHlR_ZbwleK7k02htnSM TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
06:59
June 11, 2020
EP. 82 - Add some routine to your life!
EP. 82 - Add some routine to your life!
Want to improve your public speaking? Consider adding some routine! TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com anchor.fm/teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
05:05
June 09, 2020
EP. 81 - Speak on what you know
EP. 81 - Speak on what you know
People often get stressed out about public speaking. But when you know your subject well, it becomes less stressful. Today's video talks about that.  Link to article: https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Barack-Obama-is-speaking-at-a-tech-conference-12928567.php TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
06:30
June 04, 2020
EP. 80 - Terry Suffredini
EP. 80 - Terry Suffredini
My guest today, Terry Suffredini, is the Engineer’s Coach. She helps engineers figure out what they want their careers to be, then helps them develop a plan to make it happen. We spoke about her motivation to become a coach, the lessons she learned in her career, and the ways in which public speaking has benefited her.  Check out Terry's website at https://theengineerscoach.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
33:33
June 02, 2020
EP. 79 - Boost your confidence when public speaking
EP. 79 - Boost your confidence when public speaking
Want to increase your confidence when public speaking? I reviewed this article by Chris Dunn in Entrepreneur magazine that explains how to do just that.  Link to article: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/281874 TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
04:46
May 28, 2020
EP. 78 - 3 Public Speaking Tips You've Probably Never Thought About
EP. 78 - 3 Public Speaking Tips You've Probably Never Thought About
Inc. Magazine and Rhett Power have some invaluable things to say about public speaking. Check out the article at https://www.inc.com/rhett-power/3-public-speaking-tips-youve-probably-never-thought-about.html. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
05:03
May 26, 2020
EP. 77 - A word on being petrified when public speaking
EP. 77 - A word on being petrified when public speaking
I reviewed an article I read entitled, "If You’re Petrified of Giving a Presentation, Read This." Some pretty good nuggets. Link to the article: https://fortune.com/2016/06/03/public-speaking-presentation-tips TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
05:52
May 21, 2020
EP. 76 - Louvere Walker-Hannon
EP. 76 - Louvere Walker-Hannon
While I personally don’t have the patience for programming, Louvere Walker-Hannon does, as she is a senior applications engineer at Mathworks, the maker of MATLAB. She does speaking, too, and has presented at several conferences. We spoke about her job at Mathworks, her interest in public speaking, any tips she can provide to get better at public speaking. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
25:32
May 19, 2020
EP. 75 - Mel Butcher
EP. 75 - Mel Butcher
Mel Butcher has an interesting story. She got a degree in French Language and Literature, then went back to school to study Civil Engineering. In addition to being an engineer, she’s also a podcaster. On the Empowering Women podcast, Mel interviews women from various industries to learn their stories and secrets to success. She also puts out videos on LinkedIn, offering advice to young engineers. We chatted about her interest in Engineering, her podcast, and her motivation to start making videos on LinkedIn.  To learn more about Mel, visit meltheengineer.com TEACH THE GEEK: teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
32:10
May 12, 2020
EP. 74 - Shoots Veis
EP. 74 - Shoots Veis
Shoots Veis is an engineer and a public speaking advocate. In fact, he wrote a whole book about public speaking, called Public Speaking for Engineers. We spoke about his journey in public speaking as an engineer, and the motivation for writing his book.  Learn more about the book at http://www.shootsveis.com/book.html TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
29:45
May 07, 2020
EP. 73 - Jenny Sivie
EP. 73 - Jenny Sivie
Apart from her job at Johnson Controls, Jenny Sivie is a speaker, teaching kids the importance of STEM.  We spoke about her own journey in STEM, the message she wants to leave kids with, and why she speaks to kids in the first place. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
29:53
May 05, 2020
EP. 72 - Jennifer Swanson
EP. 72 - Jennifer Swanson
Jennifer Swanson is a speaker and author of over 40 children’s books with STEM themes. She also founded KidLiteracy, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to improving children's literacy, and created STEM Tuesday, a weekly blog for middle school and YA STEM books. She also started STEAMTeam2020, a marketing group of 40+ children's authors that focuses on bringing attention to newly released STEM/STEAM books this year. We spoke about all her initiatives and how public speaking figures into them all.  Check out Jennifer at https://jenniferswansonbooks.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
29:11
April 30, 2020
EP. 71 - Olli Wueseke
EP. 71 - Olli Wueseke
Olli Wueseke is a Director of R&D for a biotech company and a fervent supporter of science communication. Holding a PhD in Molecular Biology, we chatted about the importance of public speaking for scientists, his current work, and his communication style to his team.     TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
30:25
April 28, 2020
EP. 70 - Lauren Hasson of DevelopHer
EP. 70 - Lauren Hasson of DevelopHer
Lauren Hasson is a software engineer who is devoted to helping female engineers get the most out of their careers. Her company, DevelopHer, is proof of that. She also offers a course called NegotiatHer that helps female engineers know their value and get it. We chatted about her work and the motivation for starting DevelopHer and NegotiatHer, especially in these times when so many are losing their jobs.   Check out DevelopHer at https://developher.com/. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
34:12
April 23, 2020
EP. 69 - An SBA employee breaks down programs available during the COVID-19 pandemic
EP. 69 - An SBA employee breaks down programs available during the COVID-19 pandemic
To put it plainly, COVID-19 is screwing over many people. Companies are going under. People are losing their jobs. We’re all stuck inside. We’re wearing masks everywhere we go. It all can seem so defeating. The government is working to provide Americans with resources so we can weather the storm. I spoke with Jamye Pritchett Solorzano of the SBA about programs and resource partners available to small businesses, independent contractors, and the self employed to get through these tough times. PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN (EIDL): https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance SBA EXPRESS BRIDGE LOANS: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sba-express-bridge-loans SBA DEBT RELIEF: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sba-debt-relief PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS (San Diego centered, but I'm sure they can direct you to your local org): San Diego SCORE Chapter 0140  (858) 283-1100 score0140@scorevolunteer.org http://www.sandiego.score.org   San Diego and Imperial Women's Business Center (WBC)  (619) 216-6719 kibarra@swccd.edu www.sandiegowbc.org SOCAL VBOC - Veterans Business Outreach Center (760) 795-8739 SoCalVboc@miracosta.edu http://www.socalvboc.org/  South San Diego SBDC (Net.) (619) 482-6388 (SSD) (619) 482-6391  (Net.) dfitzgerald@swccd.edu (SSD) sdsbdc@swccd.edu  (Net.) https://www.sdivsbdc.org/ (SSD)  www.sandiegosbdc.org
48:54
April 20, 2020
EP. 68 - Aditya Guthey
EP. 68 - Aditya Guthey
My guest today, Aditya Guthey, was a software engineer for several years before becoming a coach to engineers and podcaster. We spoke about his life in software engineering, his transition to coach for engineers, and his podcast, Signs Of High Paid, High Performing, Happy Engineers. Check out his podcast at https://anchor.fm/aditya-guthey. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
24:59
April 16, 2020
EP. 67 - Barbara Khozam
EP. 67 - Barbara Khozam
Barbara Khozam, starting out her career as a chemist, now works as a professional speaker who speaks primarily on customer service. We chatted about her transition from chemistry, the service she provides to companies, and her best tips on public speaking.  Get in touch with Barbara at https://barbarakhozam.com/ TEACH THE GEEK  teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
27:56
April 14, 2020
EP. 66 - Nitasha Syed
EP. 66 - Nitasha Syed
My guest today, Nitasha Syed, studied computer science and is now works as a product manager. I was interested to find out how she came to computer science, her road to becoming a product manager, and how public speaking figures into it all. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
30:32
April 09, 2020
EP. 65 - Adam Malofsky
EP. 65 - Adam Malofsky
Adam Malofsky is a speaker and the Managing Director of Elemence LLC, which consults with a variety of industries.  We spoke about his job as a Managing Director, his previous stops and how they prepared him for his current gig, and public speaking, of course. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
34:10
April 07, 2020
EP. 64 - How to market and sell during these crazy times with sales consultant Meri Birhane
EP. 64 - How to market and sell during these crazy times with sales consultant Meri Birhane
Because people are losing their jobs left and right, society doesn’t have the spending power it once had. But businesses want to keep making money so they can stay open and retain their employees. How do you go about marketing and selling during this time? I chatted with sales consultant Meri Birhane on ways companies can still sell without alienating their potential customers.  Connect with Meri at https://www.mericonsultingservices.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
38:03
April 02, 2020
EP. 63 - Kim Stuck
EP. 63 - Kim Stuck
Kim Stuck is the Founder and CEO of Allay Cannabis Consulting, a consultancy that helps cannabis sellers with cannabis compliance. I was very interested to find out how she went from working for the Man as a health inspector to working against the Man as an ally for cannabis sellers.  Learn more about Kim at https://allayconsulting.com/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
32:58
March 31, 2020
EP. 62 - Job search strategies with recruiter Ronald Childs
EP. 62 - Job search strategies with recruiter Ronald Childs
The Coronavirus pandemic is putting a lot of people out of work. What now? Ronald Childs and I talked about applying for jobs, resumes, interviewing, and salary negotiation. Watch as we go through what you should be doing to get through these troubling times. To get in touch with Ronald, connect with him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronald-childs/ TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
41:42
March 30, 2020
EP. 61 - Landi James
EP. 61 - Landi James
Landi James is a software engineer who is community minded. In addition to her work at FDA, she founded the DNAwesome STEM club to promote STEM primarily to minority students. We chatted about her interest in computers, her job at the FDA, and her motivation for starting the DNAwesome STEM Club. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
38:03
March 26, 2020
EP. 60 - Tamara Baynham
EP. 60 - Tamara Baynham
My guest today, Dr. Tamara Baynham, is an engineer who, after working in clinical research for many years, started her own consultancy.  We talked about her reasons for pursuing a doctorate, her interest in clinical research, and her motivation for starting with consultancy. TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB, Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
26:46
March 24, 2020
EP. 59 - Adi Mopidevi
EP. 59 - Adi Mopidevi
I heard my guest, Adi Mopidevi, speak at an event, and really liked his slides, so much so that I wanted to have him on the channel. Adi has a background in computer science, he started as a developer and is now a CTO. We chatted about the evolution of his career, his thoughts on public speaking, and his slides, of course.   TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB and Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
24:03
March 17, 2020
EP. 58 - Raven Baxter
EP. 58 - Raven Baxter
Raven Baxter has an interesting story. Even though she now is a college science teacher, molecular scientist, and doctoral researcher, she once was a college dropout, not sure what to do next. To say that she figured it out would be an understatement. She’s also a public speaker, eager to spread the message of inclusivity in STEM. We spoke about her research, the merger of hip hop and science, and public speaking, of course.  Reach Raven at scimaven.com TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB) @teachthegeek (Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
29:56
March 12, 2020
EP. 57 - Robert Kennedy III
EP. 57 - Robert Kennedy III
Robert Kennedy III, a Biology major, worked as a science teacher for several years. He even did instructional design for a time. He now is a professional speaker and coach, focusing mainly on presentation skills. He also hosts the RK3 show. We chatted about his time as a teacher, his transition from instructional design to coaching and speaking, and his future plans.  TEACH THE GEEK  teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB) @teachthegeek (Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
29:18
March 10, 2020
EP. 56 - Bob Brumm
EP. 56 - Bob Brumm
Bob Brumm is the Encouragement Engineer. Whether he is addressing salespeople or college students, his goal is to turn negative beliefs into something positive. He has a degree in accounting, but works as a systems programmer. We spoke about how we went from accounting to programming, where the motivation for becoming the Encouragement Engineer came from, and how public speaking has impacted his career and business.  TEACH THE GEEK teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (Twitter) @teachthegeek (FB) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
27:22
March 05, 2020
EP. 55 - Stacey DelVecchio
EP. 55 - Stacey DelVecchio
Stacey DelVecchio, a chemical engineer by training, worked for years in additive manufacturing, a fancy name for 3D printing. She is also a past president of the Society of Women Engineers. We chatted about what additive manufacturing entails, what she did during her tenure as SWE president she was most proud of, and how public speaking figured into it all. TEACH THE GEEK  teachthegeek.com youtube.teachthegeek.com @teachthegeek (FB) @teachthegeek (Twitter) @_teachthegeek_ (IG)
28:37
March 03, 2020
EP. 54 - Warwick Merry