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By Phil Yanov
We build the tech community by creating meaningful connections through live, face to face networking events, purposeful emails, and this entertaining podcast.
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Ep 249 What Can You Learn From An Escape Room (with Christina Eanes)

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Ep 250 It's Time to Plan (the rest of) 2021
Now is the perfect time to make a plan. It looks like the world is changing again. New opportunities are emerging. Are you ready? Ho do you get rid of the ideas you've been carrying and make the plan that catapults you forward. You can do this. You've learned some new lessons. How do you decide what will work for you in 2021? (Answer: Listen to this.) Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj your hosts of the Tech After Five podcast: Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Tech After Five.
23:58
April 20, 2021
Ep 249 What Can You Learn From An Escape Room (with Christina Eanes)
Christina Eanes (LI) is a former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager, now author, speaker, podcast and YouTube channel host. Christina specializes in superachieving and is on a mission to help others achieve more. Christina’s newest book, Life is an Escape Room: Applying Lessons Learned from Successful Escapeletes to Achieving More in Life, demonstrates how the skills you gain playing escape rooms with intention will make you more successful in all aspects of your life. She talks to us about Emotional Intelligence and how we can use the lessons learned in Escape Rooms to solve the everyday challenges we face at home or work. It's a lesson in self awareness. Learn more about her at: ChristinaEanes.com QuitBleepingAround.com SecretToSuperProductivity.com LifeIsAnEscapeRoom.com Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj your hosts of the Tech After Five podcast: Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Tech After Five.
32:51
April 16, 2021
Ep 248 Unapologetically Ambitious (with Shellye Archambeau)
Few people have done as much in their tech career as Shellye Archambeau. Her resume includes CEO, Silicon Valley leader, Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta Inc. She is hard driving, objective driven, and has used her laser focus on getting her goals accomplished... for multiple organizations. We talk to Shellye about her career arc, her time in sales, and what she found out to be the key secrets of business. Her book, Apologetically Ambitious, is a powerful read for anyone navigating a leadership role in tech, and was chosen by Fortune magazine as the business book of the year. website: https://shellyearchambeau.com/ Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj your hosts of the Tech After Five podcast: Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Tech After Five.
28:44
April 13, 2021
Ep 247 Stoic Parenting (with Dr. Brittany Polat)
"It's never been a better time to be a Stoic" - Brittany Polat Dr. Brittany Polat, author of "Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged" joins us to talk about Stoic parenting. It turns out that ancient philosophy has some great ideas on how to bring wisdom and calm to modern parenting. It is practical advice you can use right now. Connect with Brittany Polat at https://www.apparentstoic.com/  and check out her popular Facebook group on parenting. (also check out https://www.livinginagreement.com/) Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj your hosts of the Tech After Five podcast: Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Tech After Five.
36:11
April 9, 2021
Ep 246 - How to Talk to Strangers (with Kio Stark)
My mother told me not to talk to strangers. It turns out that it's not great advice for an adult. More talking with people outside of our circles leads us to better places. Kio Stark is the author of When Strangers Meet. She challenged herself and she challenges us to expand our circles and defy that advice we got as kids. Kio Stark is the author of When Strangers Meet, the novel Follow Me Down and the independent learning handbook Don’t Go Back to School. She writes, consults, teaches, and speaks around the world about stranger interactions, independent learning, and how people relate to technology. In other lives, Kio has worked in journalism, interactive advertising, community research, and game design. She has taught about stranger interactions and intimacy and technology and how we mistake technology for people at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Practice your networking skills and expand your network with us at one of our Tech After Five events. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj your hosts of the Tech After Five podcast: Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Showrunner and Executive Producer of Tech After Five.
43:21
April 6, 2021
Ep 245 2020 WrapUp - How did we do?
This is the last of our 2020 episodes. What did we do? What did we learn? What comes next? Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
39:38
February 9, 2021
Ep 244 You're Thinking About Writing a Book (Start Now)
So... You're thinking about writing a book. Does this process seem too big to get started? Are you having trouble with a framework to capture all of your ideas? Are you afraid nobody will read it? You might be stuck on the wrong questions. In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast, Scott reveals that his thinking on writing a book has changed. Phil & Scott talk about that and explore how to get started in getting your ideas into a format others can learn from. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
29:09
January 27, 2021
Ep 243 Breakout Now!
It's time for you to Breakout! There are brand new features in Zoom, especially the new user driven Breakout Rooms. We talk about what's possible and how we are already using it at Tech After Five! This episode includes a brief recap of our virtual Gadgetfest as well! Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
28:43
December 18, 2020
Ep 242 How to Zoom Better
Zoom fatigued? Maybe it's because people aren't using the tool in a way that respects you, the audience. Why do people join a video call and then not take advantage of the video? How can you organize a meeting people will enjoy? How can you get more out of meetings by using the tool better? Can you help educate your fellow Zoomers? In this episode Phil Yanov and Carol Hamilton talk about the human side of communication. We can communicate effectively using video conference. It just takes a bit of practice. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
33:58
December 11, 2020
Ep 241 The Philosophy of Technology
Is there an overriding Philosophy for IT Professionals? Does being in tech drive us toward Determinism or even Objectivism? We need a practical philosophy. Do the Ancient Greeks or Classical Roman Stoics have an answer? In this episode, we discuss the question and we look for answers in the Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov and others. Can we save Sarah Connor? Can we save ourselves? Can we act as a beneficial lever in the use of technology to lead to better lives? Can we achieve the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number? We explore the question and point towards some answers. We've got our friend and fellow podcaster, Chris Lockhart of Consultants Saying Things to bring some additional perspective. And, we tease the idea of a new cross-over with his podcast. You'll want to hear them both. One more reason to listen to the podcast, we've got a non-metaphorical use of the word "Luddite." I've got to believe no other podcast will bring that to you any time soon. It's a fun and free-ranging podcast where we explore the underpinnings of what it means to be in tech. Come listen, play, and think with us. We'd love to have you as part of the conversation. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Check out the Consultants Saying Things podcast with Chris Lockhart. Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
44:44
December 4, 2020
Ep 240 The Power of Gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful tool for changing our attitude and life. It can make small changes quickly and when practiced regularly it can reorient us to accomplishing more and finding contentment. This isn't just a feel good move. The idea of purposefully expressing gratitude in a specific way changes us. This idea has clear connections to the ancient Greek philosophers and the many famous practitioners of Stoic philosophy. Looking for a change in yourself. See how we do it in this episode of the Tech After Five podcast. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
30:54
November 24, 2020
Ep 239 How Did Tech After Five Get Started
We flipped the tables on this episode. Scott Pfeiffer asks Phil Yanov the questions. How did Tech After Five get started? Why does it exist? How did it grow to multiple cities? How did we make it to 600 events? What's next? We've got the stories. Listen in. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
40:55
November 20, 2020
Ep 238 Why You Should Journal
Whether you’re having your annus mirabilis or annus horribilus, you probably can get benefit from reflection. How do you do that? You write it down. There are lots of great techniques for this, and we have tried several. In this episode of the podcast we start with the benefits of journaling and then cover some of the methods that have worked best for us. There is no better way to clear your mind fo what comes next, than by having a conversation with yourself by journaling. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
32:31
November 17, 2020
Ep 237 Rules to Live By
Some of the rules we have for ourselves just don't work for us. In fact, they are keeping us from being content. They are keeping us from getting where we want to go. If that's you, you might need better rules. Where do you get them from? We start in a simple place and then encourage you to explore. Jefferson's Ten Rules to Live By: https://ta5.us/3kcRlHs Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
38:60
November 8, 2020
Ep 236 How to Plan a Party
We are about to celebrate Tech After Five #600, so we thought we'd plan a a party.  Care to help? Listen in and tell us what you think! Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
28:02
October 28, 2020
Ep 235 All Things Open 2020
We love Open Source. It’s an incredible piece of the IT industry that brings together both an incredible range of technical disciplines with a unique sense of community. As Todd Lewis points out in this interview, Open Source presents a great on-ramp for IT careers. Whether you are new, mid-career looking for a pivot, or just want to learn more about the technology and people working with Open Source software, there are opportunities to collaborate, learn, and be inspired. The bottom line of this interview? Thousands of people will come together to learn, network, and create opportunity at All Things Open 2020. I can’t think of a better learning or networking experience you can have from your own home or office. Learn more as we talk to Todd Lewis of All Things Open. Want to learn more about All Things Open? Check out the event, keynotes, speaker panel, and executive sessions. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
33:13
October 16, 2020
Ep 234 How to Build Your Network When You're an Introvert
Think of yourself as an Introvert? Wondering how someone like you can build a strong network of friends, colleagues, and associates but feel awkward or uncomfortable around others? You are not alone. As an Introvert, you have to come up with new ways to talk to others and meet new people. We've got an expert for that. Nick Shelton is the best selling author of An Introverts Guide to World Domination. His book goes way beyond ordinary professional networking and tells you how to level up your networking in all areas of your life. In this episode we ask him about how networking has changed during quarantine, what we can do now, and how can we set ourselves up for success at networking. He tells us why we should make ourselves memorable and how to get to the key person in any room. This episode is full of tips that any Introvert can apply immediately. You can build your network now. Let Nick tell you how. Our Guest, Nick Shelton is the author of An Introvert's Guide to World Domination, and can be found at ConnectedIntrovert.com. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
41:39
October 2, 2020
Ep 233 Learn to Code for Free?
Did you know that there are resources online where you can learn to write software for free? Whether its Front End Development, HTML, CSS, Javascript, React, Java, or Ruby on Rails, there are programs, now online with SCCodes.org. Whether you are a new developer or wanting to build up your skills for your next career transition, there are classes and mentors available. By the way, are you as excited about this as we are? It turns out there are opportunities to serve as a mentor as well.  Thanks to Kaity Miller, Program Director at SC Codes for being our guest on the podcast. She is an enthusiastic advocate for the program and ready to get you connected to the program either as student or mentor.  Kaity told us 8000 people are already registered for the program, and that the online programs fill to capacity very quickly, so if this is for you, jump on over to SCCodes.org and sign up. Kaity Miller: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitymiller/ SC Codes: https://www.sccodes.org/ Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
27:05
September 25, 2020
Ep 232 Eliminating Distractions & Get Focused
We want to talk about distractions. And eliminating them. And getting ourselves focused. So we did. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
38:33
September 17, 2020
Ep 231 How to Make Better Decisions Using Six Thinking Hats
Ever heard about the Six Thinking Hats? It’s a decision quality framework you can use to make better decisions. We’ve all been in situations where groups (or even just us) make poor quality decisions because we failed to take into account other options, or we didn’t check the data. There is an established tool for helping us avoid these problems. It’s been around for many years, and we’d like to be the ones to introduce it to you. Welcome to the Tech After Five conversation about Six Thinking Hats. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
41:31
September 9, 2020
Ep 230 How to Organize Your Networking
We think you can organize your networking plan. There are tools you can use to focus your efforts. One class of these tools is called "personal knowledge management."  To introduce us to the idea and a couple of tools that we'd never spent any time with, we brought in Sandra Halling of The Data Mavens.  She helps her clients come up with a plan to use the data at their fingertips to accomplish their big goals.  About Our guest: Sandra Halling,  President, The Data Mavens, https://thedatamavens.com/ The apps she tells us about: Roam Research: https://roamresearch.com/ Notion: https://www.notion.so/ Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
37:12
September 5, 2020
Why You Should Attend Next Venture Pitch 2020 (Virtual)
The Carolinas' Premier Gathering of Entrepreneurs & Venture Capitalists is September 15-17.  It's three, half day events filled with learning and an exciting first look at a number of companies looking for funding in a Shark Tank like event.  We wanted to learn more about who should be there and why, so we asked conference director Alex Estevez to tell us everything we and you need to know. Join us for this informative conversation about an exciting upcoming event. more info: https://www.nextventurepitch.com/ NEXT Venture Pitch is the best place to get your company’s lucrative ideas in front of the largest group of VCs from the state of South Carolina. It's also a place to learn from experienced entrepreneurs about getting your company ready for funding. In its 5th running year, NEXT Venture Pitch will bring out top principal VCs, angel investors, and community leaders to hear pitches from entrepreneurs and innovators just like you. Look forward to fireside chats, CEO workshops, keynote speakers, and more. About our guest:  C. Alex Estevez is the Conference chair, NEXT Venture Pitch and a Venture Partner at Accel.  Your hosts: Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
22:19
August 28, 2020
Ep 229 How to Make Zoom Fun Again
Are your Zoom meetings even harder than regular meetings used to be? Does it seem like the wrong people are in the “room” and nobody can figure out how to pay attention? In business meetings, this can be a killer. Things don’t get done. Decisions aren’t made, and it’s all because we haven’t quite yet adapted to the new technology. You can do this. We’ve brought in a leadership expert, Manfred Gollent to tell us how he counsels business leaders to get the most out of their meetings, and what special techniques you need in the world of the teleconference. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Our guest is Manfred Gollent of QLI International. Manfred Gollent, MBA, CBC is a Certified Business Coach, supporting clients to enhance their business results, expand their personal potential, reach their goals more consistently, and lead more successful lives with less stress. Working with individuals, leadership teams and groups, his focus is on business optimization, leadership development, team building, influencing and sales proficiency as well as the facilitation of business strategy development. https://www.qli-international.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/manfredgollentcbc/ Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
53:19
August 26, 2020
Ready to Promote Your Business or Receive Funding? Apply to Next Venture Pitch
Looking for funding for your business? Want to promote to investors? Next Venture Pitch is coming up on September 15th, but you can apply until Friday, Aug 21.  Listen for the details with Alex Estevez, Chair of the Next Venture Pitch. Apply at https://www.nextventurepitch.com/.
08:58
August 21, 2020
Ep 228 Facing Fear (an exercise in getting the big thing done.)
Have you got a big idea that's going nowhere? What are you afraid of? Something is holding you back.  Do you know what it is? We reference a Stoic exercise, Premeditatio Malorum, which means premeditation of evils. Tim Ferriss did a TED talk proposing an exercise he calls Fear Setting. We take those ideas and discuss what's going on in our heads. Why do we get stuck and how do we overcome it? We talk about Resistance and how we can make our fears specific and analyze them and overcome them. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
34:35
August 20, 2020
Ep 227 - How to Rehab Your IT Career with Kanika Tolver
Kanika Tolver, author of How to Rehab Your Career is our special guest on this extra special edition of the Tech After Five podcast. Kanika Tolver says this is a great time to "Turn your Anxiety into Accomplishments." Yep. She opens strong. If you are in IT or wanting to get into IT or pivot your career, this IS the time to do it. She is a practicing IT professional herself who also offers career tips and coaching on Linkedin and to her private clients. She opens with her own experiences of moving from the Federal government IT to commercial practice. She gives us specific, actionable advice on how to make a career change, especially in IT. In addition to our regular crew of Carol Hamilton and Scott Pfeiffer, we've got a guest questioner with Chris Lockhart, host of the Consultants Saying Things podcast. It's a special crossover with lots of great advice. Grab a pencil. You're going to learn something about making a change in your mindset, life, and career. Looking to learn more about Kanika, her book, and booking her for speaking? Check out her website at https://kanikatolver.com/. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. And you should really go looking for Chris Lockhart on the Consultants Saying Things podcast at http://www.consultantssayingthings.com/.
48:36
August 12, 2020
Ep 226 How to Be Useful
Are you trying to be useful? Do you know what that means? Is this why we are really here? This all started with a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Is that true? Does being useful make us happy? Watch and then tell us what you think. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
33:55
August 5, 2020
Ep 225 How Do Remote Apprenticeships Work?
Did you know you can update your job skills with practical knowledge even when you are working from home? Did you know that there is a path for employers to bring on employees into new roles while providing them with the skills training they need to be successful? The program at Arkansas Center for Data Sciences is bridging the gap for candidates and employers in what has to be one of the most innovative programs in the country. There is more opportunity to find the employees you need. There is more opportunity to get job training in the high tech sector in Arkansas than you probably imagined. This program surely can be a model for other states to bring motivated employees into higher paying high tech jobs. Listen as Bill Yoder and Lonnie Emard describe Fully Remote Apprenticeships facilitated by ACDS. Learn more about ACDS & Remote Apprenticeships: https://www.acds.co/ Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
40:11
July 29, 2020
Ep 224 Is the Handshake Dead?
Are we done with shaking hands? We are worried about germs like we never have been before. A handshake was supposed to mean “you can trust me.” Now it feels like our hands might be unwitting biological weapons. What’s worse, we can’t even shake hands on a Zoom call. What are we to do? Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
31:15
July 23, 2020
Ep 223 - Routines to Improve Your Focus
In this episode we talk about the routines that give us focus. We are trying to get the right things done. How do we get body, mind, and soul ready to do something big? It might be having the right morning routine might be the thing you need. But, it might not be morning. We've got space for night owls as well.  Either way, having focusing routines will help you keep your day your own. It is easy to have the world hijack your day. How do you stop it? Get focused. There are things you want to get done. Let's make you effective at getting those things done through the power of focusing routines. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
41:27
July 17, 2020
Ep 222 Are You Doing the Right Things For You
Scott and Phil talk about going back to work in the office. How do we handle that? Why are we feeling differently about that? How do do our best to assess the risks? Also, a brief conversation on the transformation of businesses from heroics to systems thinking. Bonus… We hint at the upcoming availability of a time machine for one of our events you might have missed. Then we get to a decision framework for getting the important stuff done. How do we do that? How do we avoid the loops that keep us from getting the most important things done? We’ve got some ideas on how you can nudge yourself into new behaviors and change your outcomes. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
38:24
July 12, 2020
Ep 221 How to Face Your Fears and Fear Less with Dr. Rebecca Heiss
Unpacking the paradoxes of the way humans think is Dr. Rebecca Heiss’ life work.  Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation.  She taught at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and later was recruited to be among the founding faculty members to develop a startup school to nurture entrepreneurial minds. Her work is evolutionary human biology and stress responses.  How do we sort through our fears? How do we change our responses so that we can grow? Dr. Rebecca Heiss talks to us about her work with various professional and entrepreneurial groups.  She helps us understand the Fear(less) Challenge she's conducting with people from all walks of life.  Learn more about Dr. Rebecca Heiss, the Fearless Challenge, the app she's developing as well as her upcoming book in this episode. Learn more: https://rebeccaheiss.com/ Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
43:18
July 2, 2020
Ep 220 How to Tech Like a Roman Emperor
Today, Scott Pfeiffer and Phil Yanov interview Donald Robertson, author of “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor” for the Tech After Five podcast. Let me say… we are both excited about this. Robertson’s book was one of our favorite reads of last year and Phil says he's read the book several times now. "What does that have to do with tech" you might ask.  We think that tech, and IT specifically, is one of the fastest moving parts of our society. It’s really easy for us to be put in positions where we might find ourselves acting beyond the prescriptions of our ethical frameworks.  How do we act nobly in uncertain situations? How do I execute my work and my communications with others with virtue? We think Stoicism (of the capital “S” sort) provides a useful scaffolding for decision making.  In this episode, we explore that with Donald Robertson who starts the conversation off with a powerful premise. Stoicism is a mental martial art that allows us to defend ourselves against the outrage machine of social media. Our guest: Author and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist, Donald Robertson. He may be reached at https://donaldrobertson.name/. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
55:48
June 12, 2020
Ep 219 - Start with Directionally Correct
To get started in most endeavors it’s best but not required that you be “directionally correct.”  What is not required is for you to be perfect. Start. Evaluate. Iterate.   After checking in, we talk about getting off our "buts" and getting started in our new projects. We've got some real opportunity in the moment. We talk about how to get yourself started by avoiding perfection paralysis. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
35:38
May 29, 2020
Ep 218 - How to Repack Your Skills, Behaviors, and Attitude
We've got an exercise for you. It's time to rethink what comes next for you. How do you decide what you are going to carry with you? It can happen for lots of people in lots of ways, but right now, it's happened for everyone. Something big came along and mashed the reset button. It gave us a moment to think. We can reposition. We can approach what comes next from a different angle.  Are we thinking about that? Have you decided how to repack that heavy backpack of skills, behaviors and attitudes you've been carrying around? Maybe you've stopped thinking about what doesn't work for you anymore. But, maybe, you are ready for some change. Maybe you are ready to drop the weight that is no longer meaningful to you and move quickly into the what's next. We've got some ideas on that. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
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May 26, 2020
Ep 217 - What's a Digital Dive?
We've got a brand new program coming from Tech After Five. You've said you want more content. You want to meet and talk to experts from all over. We are going to make that happen.  Want to know more? This is the episode for you. We've got someone special and unexpected in the episode! Check it out. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
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May 16, 2020
Ep 216 Why Now is The Right Time to Start Your Mastermind
This week we do a friendly checkin and discuss some feedback we've gotten on our Zoom Interview show. We then talk about the benefits of a Mastermind and why now might be exactly the right time for you to get into a Mastermind to advance your career or business. How are businesses planning for back to work? Can you pull off the Thermometer Question from our Zoom Interview episode? What can you hope to get from a Mastermind? and for Mother's Day -- What's the best advice your mother ever gave you? Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
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May 10, 2020
Ep 215 Advice From Top Executives / Zoom Alternatives We Like
We open up with a some observations about the week with us and our clients. The tech industry is chugging along. Businesses are beginning to think about what comes next and how they go back to work. But, still, we've got lots of concerns. How do we handle that? Advice from the Top Next up, we grab some of the lessons from top industry executives and see how they are responding to a workforce that's largely at home. How do you keep up innovation when people aren't together? What happens when we mix personality types on video calls? How do we keep people working with each other and aligned with the company? Is Zoom Dead? Lastly, we talk about the recent changes in video conference tools and what's coming out next. Google and Facebook are not standing still while Zoom gobbles up the market. What comes next? Why should we care? Is it too early to get married to a platform? Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
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May 4, 2020
Ep 214 Should We Be Building
We came across the blog post "It's Time To Build" by Marc Andreessen.  He points out that we weren't prepared for a massive shock to our infrastructure.  Why? We haven't been building resilience into our infrastructure. We are operating at max capacity almost all of the time. There is no buffer. Is now the time to build that buffer?  We talk about that. Also, we talk about the test we might apply to figure out when is the right time for business to go back to work. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
50:45
May 1, 2020
Ep 213 How to Nail Your Zoom Interview
The world keep moving and that means there are a lot of people we know who now are interviewing for their job and being hired with all of their contact via video conference. Since we frequently hear from people about getting the first step accomplished, they get the interview, but don’t make it beyond that, we thought we’d offer some help. We brought in Carol Hamilton, an interview coach to talk about how we can be better at our interviews. We cover lots of video interview specific advice in this episode, but being great at a regular interview is useful, too. Here are some of the things we talk about in this session. 1. Do your research. 2. Know the whole company. 3. Think one step ahead. 4. Practice your answers 5. simplify 6. Know your strengths. 7. Know your limitations. 8. Beware of the “I’s” 9. Focus on the future Super Bonus: We end this episode with the best last interview question ever.  Too many times we leave an interview and don’t know how we did/. If you learn how to ask this question and respond, you’ll never again leave an interview in the fog of war. You’ll know if you’re on the right path or not, guaranteed. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://ta5.us/Ta5-On-YouTube Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
46:02
April 23, 2020
Ep 212 Two Word Checkin - What is Essential?
Tell us how you're doing in two words. We find out why it's important to check in on our friends and colleagues. Then, we talk about what we are learning and what is working for us in the middle of the response to the pandemic. What is Essential in your life? Has the coronavirus epidemic caused you to redetermine what's essential for you? We reference some of our learnings from Greg McKeown's book book Essentialism. Scott reminds us of our battery exercise. What can we automate, delegate, or eliminate from our daily routines? Let’s figure that out together. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
50:46
April 23, 2020
Ep 211 - CARES Act Funds & Your Business with the SBDC (Earl Gregorich)
Small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses is a program with money to help during the disruption. How does the program work? How do we apply? What do we need to be careful about? We have questions, so we went to an expert for answers.  In this helpful episode of the podcast we talk to Earl Gregorich, Upstate Area Manager of the South Carolina SBDC (Small Business Development Center) to get our answers about the PPP (Payroll Protection Act) and EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance) programs as well as others you may not be aware of. Resources mentioned in the episode: South Carolina SBDC - https://www.scsbdc.com/ America’s SBDC - https://americassbdc.org/ SBA Coronavirus response resources - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options Our Guest: Earl Gregorich - Area Manager and Business Consultant at Greenville Area Small Business Development Center https://www.linkedin.com/in/earlgregorich/ Your hosts: Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
39:25
April 15, 2020
Ep 210 Checking In. 3 Good Questions. 5 Good Techniques for Calming Your Mind.
This week we got an email with three good questions in it. We decided to answer them and ask them of you as well. We share our answers and see how you are doing.   Check-in Questions: 1. Are you and your family safe and healthy? 2. What is one thing you’ve learned this week? 3. What is one thing you are doing differently as a result of your altered work schedule or working environment? See the email here. Five strategies for calming a worried mind: 1. Be the Observer 2. Cognitive Distancing 3. Take Action 4. Delay Worrying 5. Hic et Nunc Then we ask you for a one week challenge… Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
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April 10, 2020
Ep 209 Is Zoom Safe?
We're answering your questions.  In just a few weeks, Zoom has seen its user numbers expand rapidly as hospitals, schools and even governments use their online video conferencing service. Some schools have rolled it out to their entire student populations. As this software has approached near ubiquity, quite a number of security concerns have surfaced. Our group tries to make sense of these reports and incidents while offering some ideas about how to configure their software to minimize interruptions.  We talk about Zoom, being safe online, it's alternatives, and the good we've done this week. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
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April 3, 2020
Ep 208 Are You Lonely? The fix is not what you think.
If you're feeling lonely, well... you aren't the only one. It turns out a lot of people were feeling lonely even they could be side by side with their coworkers.  How we find meaning matters and the ways many of us approach it don't actually work. Getting past social media and developing meaningful connections takes some effort in the right places. We talk about that in this episode. Listen with us and give us some feedback on what's working for you! NB: By the way, we did something incredible today and you'll be the first to know about it when you listen to this podcast.  More news in the coming days, but be sure to check out this episode to see what we're up to next! Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
16:48
April 1, 2020
Ep 207 How Are We All Holding Up Under Quarantine?
Last week we asked how you were doing and you told us. Our Friday roundup team covers what we've learned in the past week from our friends and clients. We talk about what we've learned as we navigate the world of video conferencing from home. We talk about what's on your mind as you navigate this new space as well. We're all adapting the best we can and learning from each other. Join us as we talk it out. You can also watch us: https://youtu.be/OoGraOYAnNE Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
47:21
March 27, 2020
Ep 206 - Staying Positive. Setting a Goal. A Challenge. (Roundup)
It’s been a week. We thought we’d get the gang together to talk about it and how we are coping with the changes in schedule. We’ve also got a challenge for you. Let’s keep the arrow of intention aimed at something bigger than ourselves. What’s a goal you can set for yourself for the next 30 days. It starts now. Share that with us. Are you on the mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
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March 20, 2020
Ep 205 - How to Work from Home Successfully
The world has changed. It's probably changed for you. For many people, working from home is a new experience. How do you make that work? Even if you've been working remotely for awhile, you may be facing new conditions. You may have people or pets wandering in and out of your workspace when that's not happened before. How do you make working away from others work for you? We've got some help for you, today. We've got Carol Hamilton, a global communications expert to share with us some of her thoughts as she has worked with people and teams from around the world. How do you get your head right? How do you get your space right? How do you stay focused? How do you come to agreement with those around you on how you will create boundaries and work and life? We've got some answers in this episode of the Tech After Five podcast.  Follow these steps: Get Buy In From Your Household Setting Your Environment for Success Managing the potential for interruptions Creating the Opportunity for Quality Contact with Colleagues Keeping Yourself working with loops that preserve the self Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.
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March 17, 2020
Ta5 Ep 204 - Learn How to Scale Your Tech Business at Next Venture Pitch 2020
In this episode we are talking about the upcoming Next Venture Pitch event on April 7, 2020 in Greenville, SC. Now in its fifth year, the event draws top principal VCs, angel investors, and community leaders to hear pitches from entrepreneurs and innovators. The focus this year is presenting CEOs who have scaled their businesses as they offer a path forward in fireside chats, CEO workshops, keynote speakers, and more. The event regularly sells out, and we think that after you listen to this episode you will want tickets of your own. Our Guest for this episode is C. Alex Estevez C. Alex Estevez is a Venture Partner with Accel Partners, a global leader in venture capital with past investments in top companies such as Atlassian, Dropbox, Facebook, Jet.com, Lynda.com, Qualtrics, Slack, Squarespace and Spotify. As Venture Partner, Mr. Estevez helps existing portfolio companies based outside of Silicon Valley with their growth opportunities and scale challenges. Mr. Estevez is also a personal investor in leading U.S. software companies based outside of Silicon Valley, including BetterCloud, FullStory, Pindrop and UIPath. He is a former CFO of Atlassian, former CFO at BigFix, and former CFO & President of Datastream. Links we talk about in the episode: Next Venture Pitch - April 7 2020 in Greenville, SC Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.
27:49
March 3, 2020
Ta5 Ep 203 How to Use LinkedIn Like a Boss
There are some great tech executives who are "tonning it" on LinkedIn. They are making meaningful connections by first creating an entry point with social media and building up an audience that they can help. People willingly follow them and connect with them and that gives them more opportunities to create business relationships where problems are solved and money changes hands. This isn't a myth. It is happening. Now, what I want to know, is how can I use LinkedIn like the best of the best.  We've got just the guy for that. Named one of the top sales voices on LinkedIn in 2019, Richard Bliss helps busy executives bring social media into their life in a way that it adds opportunities instead of sucking away time. We interview him and come away with a three step plan for creating an audience and then working with that audience to accomplish our business goals. This is social media that works. If you're ready to perform like the people at the top, then listen up and take some notes. In this episode you'll learn: Overcoming the three myths of social media How to avoid anger / fear / rejection cycle that leads to avoiding the benefits of LinkedIn connections The magic first week of new connections The magic hour for a new post How to avoid having LinkedIn throttle the visibility of your posts The three phases of LinkedIn Mastery Links we talk about in the episode: Connect with Richard Bliss on LinkedIn Top Voices: Sales 2019 LinkedIn program Previous Episode: Five LinkedIn Mistakes To Avoid Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.
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February 25, 2020
Ta5 Ep 202 How to Create an Advisory Board For Yourself
In this episode: Many businesses have an advisory board. Many small businesses should have one but don’t. In this episode we expand the idea of an advisory board to include setting up one for yourself. You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Let’s figure out how you can go about setting up an advisory board for yourself. You'll be surprised at what you can learn by crystallizing your own thinking and asking good questions. You'll benefit from the accountability. You'll learn by hearing great ideas from serious people. Questions we cover in this episode: How many people should be on your board? What kinds of people / types do you want on your board (and who do you definitely not want on the board.) Identify the questions you’ve got for your board How often should you meet? What should the format of your meeting be? How many questions should you be considering for meeting? How should you compensate your advisory board members? What do member terms look like? How can you manage that effectively? Why do you want limited terms? What other things do you need to do to make your advisory board work for you? Links: Ten Steps to An Advisor Board by Scott Pfeiffer How to Get a Mentor Podcast. Your hosts: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.
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February 18, 2020
Ep 201 - How to be Influential in Your Communications
In this episode: So many times our important ideas are lost because we don’t know how to wield influence in our communications. Whether we are talking to a client, teammate or boss, it’s easy to lose power in our communications. Great ideas can be lost. Does influence matter? In this free ranging conversation with Carol Hamilton, we talk about the use of influence in conversation whether its one on one or one to many. We talk about why we think influence matters, how it’s lost and what are some of the tools we can use to help get our points across. Carol Hamilton is one of my favorite people on the planet and she gets to help people across the globe improve the delivery of their message. If you’re looking for someone to nurture your ideas into a stronger voice, then a conversation with her is definitely a best next step. Join Phil Yanov and Scott Pfeiffer as they tease out some great advice from Carol on communicating your ideas effectively. Some of the ideas in this podcast: Do the pre-work. Start with clarity Meet the audience at their need. Homework counts. Be prepared to think on the fly. (We tell you how to practice this.) Controlling your breath (and thus the pace) of your delivery. Preparing yourself for the stress of a critical delivery. Being good in the moment. How to talk to someone to and not at them. Keeping attention. Talking to engage. How to answer on the fly questions. (During or later?) Treating questions like gifts rather than interruptions and why this works Maximizing engagement How to avoid going to battle in conversation Watching body language Be the leader of the room, not just the topic Assuming the mantle of leadership during the conversation Speaking adult to adult, avoiding the pitfalls of power Be heard. The power of voice control. Pace your delivery. How to avoid bullying your audience. How to slow another speaker down with a gesture Avoiding filler words If you'd like to spend some quality time thinking about how you can be more influential in your communications, join us for the Tech After Five podcast.  Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Your hosts: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.
48:30
February 11, 2020
Ep 200 - How to Give a Great LinkedIn Endorsement (or Five Star Google Review.)
We're back! Welcome to Season Two of the Tech After Five Podcast! We've been hard at work pulling together episodes on how to be a better communicator, how to sell your tech, and we've got some amazing people for you to meet in our upcoming episodes.  With season two, we begin by committing to a predicable, persistent presence. Every Tuesday we will be launching a brand new episode. (Can we call it Tech Tuesday?) We've got a lot of episodes ready for you and quite a number of people we haven't yet talked to, but are in our production queue. We promise that we're going to deliver a lot of great conversations that will help you advance your tech career, build your business and stay afloat in the gig economy. If IT is your life, we are here to help you stay connected to the people you need. If you're not already subscribed, hit up our main podcast page and pick the podplayer of your choice. We're on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and many more. -- https://anchor.fm/techafterfive In this episode: We've got a tight episode on how to respond when a friend, coworker, or random person asks you for a LinkedIn endorsement or five star google review.  Even when you know them well, this can be a hard thing to get right. (But there are tricks -- and we share them.) Also, it can be harder when you want to help, but you don't know them well. What do you do then? Lastly, what do you do when someone asks, but you just can't bring yourself to make the endorsement? We've got some advice for that sticky situation, too.  Your hosts: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.
11:56
February 4, 2020
How To Get Your Next Job in Charleston (UPDATED)
Want to know how to move your tech career forward? There are lots of people trying to help.  We invited Richard Sykora from Blackbaud back to talk about the updates that have been made to one of our favorite events for Job Seekers.  The event is RestartSC and it's happening again on November 2, 2019. Hopefully you are hearing this episode in advance of the event and you'll be able to attend or pass it along to a friend. Even if you are listening after the event, Richard talks about ongoing community groups you can become part of.  In our conversation, Richard talks about what a day at the RestartSC event looks like, what you will experience, and just exactly what skills will be honed regardless of where you are in your job search. Check out RestartSC at their website. The next event is November 2, 2019. Your hosts: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.
21:54
October 22, 2019
Why You Should Start At The Top And How To Get Started
Are you stuck at a gatekeeper? You might have this problem when you are in sales, consulting, or looking for a new job.  The problem is most people start at the wrong place. Sure, it's good to have connections, but you want to make sure you can use those connections to start at the top of an organization. In this episode, Phil Yanov & Scott Pfeiffer talk about some real world examples of what goes wrong in people's heads when they are searching for their next job. The problems, and how to overcome them are exactly the same whether you are looking for your next position or customer. You have to get yourself right. Then you aim high. Learn why your fears are getting in your way and how to create a plan that will overcome them in this episode of the Tech After Five podcast. Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
17:25
October 17, 2019
Will the GizmoWatch Work for You or Your Kids?
In our last podcast on Good Digital Parenting, Kate Jay of Verizon mentioned the GizmoWatch as a great option for your child that might not be ready for a smartphone, but might be ready for some of the features you might get with a smartphone. Well, that got me curious. Does the GizmoWatch really work? I got one to test and invited my special test subject into the studio to get some reaction. Let's talk about the GizmoWatch. Your host for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
11:28
September 29, 2019
How To Develop A Digital Parenting Plan That Works For You
If you’ve got kids of any age, then you’re probably wondering how to decide when they should have a smartphone and what the rules for digital devices should be. It can be overwhelming. Tablets, phones and consoles are fun. As a parent, it can be easy to throw your hands up in the air in frustration. But. There is a way to solve this problem and it’s not one size fits all. You can have the right conversations. You can create your own guidelines as a family. The problem is solvable and we’ve got the help you need. In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast, we bring in the Founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, Stephen Balkam along with Kate Jay of Verizon to help us formulate a plan to provide good digital parenting. Resources mentioned in the show: Family Online Safety Institute - The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. Good Digital Parenting Videos - a series of guideline videos for families to watch together as they explore creating appropriate rules for their own family. Good Digital Parenting Workshop Materials - Download the materials you need to present the Good Digital Parenting workshop to parents groups, teachers, etc. Guests for this episode: Stephen Balkam, Founder & CEO, Family Online Safety Institute, FOSI.org Kate Jay, South Area Public Relations at Verizon. Your host for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
20:24
September 25, 2019
Introducing Tech After Five in Little Rock, Arkansas
We've launched Tech After Five in a brand new city.  You're probably wondering how that happens and what kind of people would launch a formatted networking event especially for IT professionals. We've got that answer, plus an introduction to the people and mission of the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences.  Like us, they are committed to bringing IT professionals together so that they build community.  A blue ribbon commission report to the Governor of Arkansas brought about their beginning. Now they are on a mission. Learn more about them and the launch of Tech After Five in Little Rock, Arkansas in this episode of our podcast! Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
21:14
September 13, 2019
What you need to know about your first Tech After Five
You’ve decided to come to a Tech After Five live event. Awesome! Thanks for coming. Since we’re not like other networking events, we want to give you everything you need to succeed. This podcast will let you know what to expect so you feel at home at your very first Tech After Five. We’re going to answer these questions: How should you prepare? How can you get the most out of Tech After Five? What should you wear? What should you bring? What if you don’t have business cards? Should you arrive early? What advantages are there if you can arrive a little early? How do you find the people that will be good for you? Who should you talk to? How do you start a conversation? What do the color coded badges mean? What is the schedule for the event? Why should you definitely plan to talk to the sponsors? How long should you plan to stay? How can you extend your networking time? What does your follow up look like? Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
24:03
August 22, 2019
How To Find A Mentor
So, you've decided you need a mentor. Or perhaps you just think it would be a good idea. The truth is that having someone you can trust with questions about your professional future can be a game changer.  “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could” – Zig Ziglar  Having the right mentor can propel you forward in your career. Problems that are new to you have been handily anticipated and solved by someone else. It's a good idea to have someone to advise you as you enter tricky areas of your life, business or career. But, how to get started?  In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast we give you a handy five step plan for successfully finding a mentor. Start with these ideas and begin your search. Interview your prospective mentors and start asking your questions. Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.  --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
22:44
July 26, 2019
Seven Tips for Building Your Personal Brand (In Person)
Do you feel like people don't know who you are? Do you feel like even people who do know you well can't tell their friends what you do?  It may be that you haven't established a personal brand.  After all, even your friends, colleagues, and even family can’t help you attract the customers, investors, or talent you need if they can’t even describe what you do. And strangers can’t help you or do business with you if your message is a muddled mess.  But in our noisy, social media filled world, how can you be heard by the people who need you? The good news is, there is an audience that is completely ready to get you. There are people out there who need you ... even desperately. They just need to know how you can help them.  In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast, Phil Yanov and Scott Pfeiffer riff about an article on personal branding. It's easy to get this wrong. It's also easy to start getting it right by following just a few of the ideas enclosed. The most important thing? Get started now.  Let us talk to you about how. If you’ve not started building a personal brand, we give you some actionable advice on how to get started. If you’ve already begun, then maybe these tips will help you accelerate your efforts. Whether you are stopped, stuck or started on your personal branding journey, we’ve got some help that will move you forward. Listen up. And then do something with it. We’d love to hear your story. Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.  --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
19:05
June 9, 2019
How to get your tech business promoted on TV news shows... with Tim Waller
Want to get your business some attention on mainstream media? Who can blame you? If you've got the kind of business that would benefit from exposure to tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands or more people, then television is the most well established platform for that.  Not every business is the kind that needs that kind of exposure, but many are. Maybe yours is. Personally, I've used my background as a tech expert to provide support for many TV news stories over the years.  Many of them have been with Emmy award winning former TV news journalist, Tim Waller. The last 25 years of Tim's career have been spent in TV journalism. This year he decided it was time for him to do something new and he made the jump to helping people understand the business he has been part of for so long. Tim Waller has a passion for helping people and a lifetime of experience in TV news. Since we meet people and businesses at Tech After Five with great ideas that could benefit from more people knowing about them, we decided to grab Tim and ask him a few questions about how we can go about pitching our organizations to TV news. He starts off by telling us some of the things we definitely should NOT do: Don't pitch a story that the reporter can’t cover  Don't bury the important idea in a pile of obfuscatory text  Don’t be annoying  We then go on to talk about some things you definitely should do: Make your story newsworthy (There are tricks to that.) - Make it now. - Make it big - Localize a national story - Make it targeted  Give access to real people -Be prepared for that interview  Bring your news to the front! - Sell it! - Have fun! - Be interesting! - Be dynamic!  Tim offers lots of great tips and the episode is well worth a listen if you'd like to promote your organization using TV news shows. BONUS: We are going to do a follow up episode where Tim answers YOUR QUESTIONS about publicity! You can post your questions on Twitter @TechAfterFive, email them to us at podcast@ta5.com or leave them on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TechAfterFive. We will collect those questions and then produce a new episode with answers! Our guest: Tim Waller is an Emmy award-winning reporter-turned-PR guru who will tell great stories about you! Earned media coverage is his specialty. Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.  --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
21:42
May 29, 2019
How to grow your team's tech skills without breaking the bank. (plus a special invitation.) - Joel Davis of Follett Software Solutions talks about the DIY Conf.
Few people realize that a 140 year old business has a software development lab in Greenville, SC. Although they have a couple of hundred tech people all over the world, they’ve got fifty or so in Greenville, SC. In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast, we talk to Joel Davis of Follett School Solutions about how it came to be that there has been a group of Follett developers in Greenville for over 14 years. He also shares with us the beginnings of the DIY Conference, a conference organized by Follett employees to help them build skills and then pass them along to their far flung peers. Joel tells us how one of those presentations changed company culture. The internal success of the conference has led them to expand it, in part, to invite outsiders to join them as they talk about software development in their company. So, listen to the podcast, and be sure to sign up for the DIY Conference on May 1. The public session is from 1pm to 5pm with a break and then with additional evening sessions. It’s free and open to software development professionals that would like to meet some peers and learn about the day to day operations of real live developers. Our Guest: Joel Davis of Follett Software Solutions. Also an organizer of their DIY Conference. Your hosts: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. (NB: Scott is missing from this episode, but he’ll be back next week!) Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
22:52
April 16, 2019
Building Tribe through CoWork, Conversation, and Conference. We talk to Chris Merritt.
One of my favorite CoWorking spaces to visit is Atlas Local. There is a really special sense of community in this location. It's the people, of course. That doesn't happen by accident. Atlas Local has both endured and grown and they continue to host a space that is beautiful, inspirational, and supportive. One of the features of this space are regular Zero Day meetings. You might think we're talking about cyber security gotchas, but you'd be exactly wrong. The founders of Atlas Local stole the concept of Zero Days from their hiking friends. Listen as Chris Merritt explains the philosophy of their coworking space and how that has led them to host yet another Greenville Grok conference. They want to Make Great Internet and want to find other people who share that goal and join in a conversation with them. Check out Chris, Atlas Local and the upcoming Greenville Grok conference! Our Guest: Chris Merritt is a Project Manager at Faculty, Managing Partner at Atlas Local and one of the organizers of Greenville Grok. Your hosts: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
25:58
March 28, 2019
How to Get Your Next Tech Job in Charleston, SC
Want to know how to move your tech career forward? There are lots of people trying to help.  We invite Richard Sykora from Blackbaud to talk about how he came to SC, how he finds the people he needs, and how he has become part of the RestartSC organization that helps all types of job seekers prepare themselves for the next step in their career.  This information is valuable whether you are looking for your first job or are mid-career.  RestartSC is a volunteer group of professionals of all ages from various industries and backgrounds. Their team consists of human resources experts, retired executives, and business professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds. All ReStart activities are free to participants. This includes their upcoming conference on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (By the way, they have group meetings year round, so even if you miss the conference, you'll get value out of their organization and listening to this podcast.) . Check out RestartSC at their website.  Your hosts: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
21:59
March 15, 2019
How to Connect with the CyberSecurity Community including ISSA and the BSides Greenville conference.
CyberSecurity is a hot topic. It makes the news in all the wrong ways as bad guys keep hacking private data. Many times breaches occur because there simply aren't enough professionals in the field. This episode is a conversation with cybersecurity expert and local community organizer, Michael Holcomb. Michael brings cybersecurity professionals and novices together regularly at ISSA meetings. He is also responsible for bringing together the second BSides Greenville event. Coming up in March, BSides Greenville is a full day of learning and meeting others in the field, lunch included, for $20. It's going to be a great use of your time, and is, of course, a steal at that price. Whether you go or not, this is a great way to learn how you can get connected to other people in information security. Listen to Phil Yanov's conversation with Michael Holcomb. Links you'll need: Upstate SC ISSA Chapter: http://upstatesc.issa.org/ BSides Greenville: https://bsidesgreenville.org/ NB: At the time of publication, they HAVE activated the waitlist for the BSidesGreenville event. (It's sold out!) I'd recommend getting on the waitlist just in case they are able to make more space.
19:13
February 19, 2019
How to Use the Tech After Five List to Improve Your Professional Networking (New for 2019)
Want to improve your networking? Go to better events. We wish we were kidding about that, but it's true that most networking events are so poorly designed that they yield no results at all. We do things differently at Tech After Five. For years we have given you a list of people who have registered for the event. Well, we're working on a new format and this episode talks about how to plan and execute your attendance at Tech After Five by using the list.  Using our simple three step plan will help you get more out of any networking event.  1) Narrow Your Focus You can use the list to identify the contacts most likely to be meaningful for you as you build your network. Likely as not, there are more than you can actually talk to, so identify 5 or so that you would like to connect with. 2) Do Your Homework You might be great at "Cold Reads" but probably not. Why not be prepared before you get in the room. Research your Focus list on websites like LinkedIn before the event. You are more likely to be able to recognize them in the room and a quick review of their background might help you understand the ways in which you might be related or relatable. 3) Execute with Intention All of this is for nothing if you don't show up ready to be a connector. Be useful. Be helpful. Ask great questions. Follow up like nobody else. Most people are pretty bad at networking. It's going to be easy for you to distinguish yourself. But you've got to network like you mean it. This is a bonus episode of the Tech After Five podcast. All of our events can be found at the Tech After Five website. https://techafterfive.com Sign up for our regular emails about professional networking, career building and tech entrepreneurship on the website. For more information about podcast hosts Phil Yanov and Scott Pfeiffer, be sure to look them up on LinkedIn.  Phil Yanov: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philyanov/ Scott Pfeiffer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottpfeiffer/
18:04
February 12, 2019
How to Use Social Media to Enhance Your Live Networking
In this episode of the Tech After Five Podcast, Phil Yanov & Scott Pfeiffer talk to Ashley Coleman about her techniques and successes in creating viral LinkedIn posts to support her face to face networking efforts. Want huge effects? Us, too. It turns out that there are just a few rules to follow to ensure steady and sometimes awesome success. The Tech After Five podcast is powered by the live, face to face, Tech After Five networking events designed to bring IT Professionals together in a circle of support that builds both the local and larger community. Sign up for the live events at https://ta5.com. You can follow Phil at @PhilYanov on Twitter. Scott is at @FScottP. Of course, follow @TechAfterFive to see what we are up to as well. Our guest, Ashley Coleman is on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleycoleman93/.
22:52
October 17, 2018
Startup Story: Harold Hughes & Bandwagon Attack Ticket Fraud
Phil Yanov and Scott Pfeiffer talk to Harold Hughes about his Startup Bandwagon. Bandwagon brings blockchain to bear on tickets for sporting events. Their system allows teams to know who is in the seats, creating a better experience and offering a path to reduce ticket fraud for sporting and musical events. Harold talks about his jump from a corporate gig into the world of startups and fundraising. They have just begun a crowdfunding equity campaign and talk about the challenges of getting that started. We talk about pivots and how does the startup know when is the right time. He talks about getting his first investors via social media. And we ask him how he has been so successful in getting the publicity his startup needed to build community support. Learn more about Bandwagon on Twitter @OneBandWagonFan. Find us at @TechAfterFive. Phil Yanov is at @PhilYanov, and Scott Pfeiffer tweets @FScottp. Sign up for our events at https://TechAfterFive.com
39:56
September 21, 2018
Mac or PC? How Do You Decide Now?
Three times over the past few weeks I've had someone ask me about buying a new computer. They were all in a place where they were starting over and they could decide whether they should go with Apple or Windows. In this shorter, bonus edition of the Tech After Five Podcast, Phil Yanov and Scott Pfeiffer discuss how to make your life easier by making the right choices for your technology stack.
10:57
August 14, 2018
Use LinkedIn Nearby to Power Up Your Professional Networking
In this Networking Power Tools edition of the Tech After Five podcast Phil Yanov & Scott Pfeiffer talk about how you can use the Find Nearby feature in the LinkedIn app to enhance your professional networking efforts. Properly used, you can expand your network with credible touch points, enhance your reputation, and deliver remarkable follow up. This is powerful networking advice that both the entrepreneur and job seeker can use to their advantage. Your hosts for this episode: Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.  --- Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
09:46
August 8, 2018
How Do We Get More Women In IT?
How do we get more Women in IT? We know there is a gender gap. We also know that teams with diversity perform better. What can we do to create a more favorable on-ramp for Women in IT? In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast we talk to Pamela Wood Browne about Women Who Code, SC Codes, and Code for Greenville! Let's get connected!
27:50
August 6, 2018
The Power of Personal Experiments. How to Level Yourself Up.
Feel stuck in a rut? Feel like your skills are falling behind? Wondering if you could even begin to learn something new? Maybe you want to wean yourself off of a habit. Well, we've got a Mastermind Technique for you. We run experiments. Short. Pointed. Actionable. Learn why and how to set yourself up to learn something new. Hosted by @PhilYanov & @FScottP Join us at a live event: https://ta5.us/ta5-upcoming Sample Experiments: https://ta5.us/30dayexperiments
14:38
August 1, 2018
How to Raise A Million Dollars
Need to raise money for your venture? You are not alone. An important part of any startup's life is interacting with investors. How do you find the people who are interested in putting money in your business? There's a path for that. We talk to serial entrepreneur and SC Public Radio commentator John @SwampFox Warner about his adventures in raising money. He talks about building personal networks, expanding them, being persistent and what the proper care and feeding of your investors looks like after they invest. Join Phil Yanov (@PhilYanov) and Scott Pfeiffer (@FScottP) as they host the Tech After Five Podcast.
44:04
July 24, 2018
Lessons of a Serial Entrepreneur - Braddock Cunningham
Building a business you can one day sell is no accident. Too many entrepreneurs fail to realize the value of their businesses by failing to plan for their eventual exit. In this interview with serial entrepreneur Braddock Cunningham we talk about his journey as he discovered how to build a tech business and get his chips off the table and into his pocket. (more info at ta5.com)
51:42
July 23, 2018
How to Prepare for A Networking Event (like ours.)
Worried that networking might be a waste of your time? We offer some quick, actionable advice on how to get the most out of networking at Tech After Five's face to face networking events. By the way, this advice will probably work for other events as well. Do just a couple of these things and you'll change the results you get when you're making professional connections. Check out our live events at https://ta5.com.
17:06
July 22, 2018
Five LinkedIn Mistakes You Need to Avoid
If you are going to up your professional networking game, you'll need to make sure your LinkedIn profile is not the thing that keeps you from connecting. We've seen some horror stories and there are some errors so egregious that we just delete the connection requests. We don't want you, our Tech After Five attendee and listener to be making these mistakes. So we share them, along with some advice on how to get your profile ready to share. By the way, looking for some samples? Feel free to connect with Phil Yanov (www.linkedin.com/in/philyanov/) or Scott Pfieffer (www.linkedin.com/in/scottpfeiffer/) on LinkedIn.
18:41
July 19, 2018
How to Get a Job in a Week -- Using Social Media + Face to Face Connecting
Looking for your next job? Think you might be looking for your next job? We've got specific, actionable advice on what you need to be doing in order to land your next gig. If you are looking for work, but don't have a plan, chances are your job search is going to last MUCH LONGER than it needs too. Cut your job search in half, then in half again. Want more? Be sure to join us at Tech After Five! Our live events are listed at https://ta5.com.
41:33
July 19, 2018
Send us your questions
We are launching the tech after five podcast on anchor FM. We are very excited about that because it will let you put your questions to us. We are about Community. We are about you. We want you to be part of the show. Send us your questions, this episode will tell you how. More at https://ta5.com
01:54
July 19, 2018