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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.

Teach the Geek Podcast - public speaking for technical professionals Neil Thompson

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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.

    EP. 308: Douglas Squirrel is the Tech Team Guru

    EP. 308: Douglas Squirrel is the Tech Team Guru

    Douglas Squirrel is the Tech Team Guru

    In this episode, we sit down with Douglas Squirrel, an advisor, author, speaker, coach, and consultant who helps technical teams become more profitable. What does that mean, and how did he get into this line of work? How important is public speaking in his career? Let's find out!

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    • 28 min
    EP. 307 - Between Buildings and Books: Sandy Poirier Smith's Unexpected Path

    EP. 307 - Between Buildings and Books: Sandy Poirier Smith's Unexpected Path

    Between Buildings and Books: Sandy Poirier Smith's Unexpected Path

    In this episode, Neil Thompson sits down with Sandy Poirier Smith, the CEO of Smith Publicity, a company dedicated to helping authors with book marketing and promotion. Despite her background in architecture, Sandy found herself in the world of book promotion. Join us as we explore her unique journey, the benefits of public speaking in her career, and much more.

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    EP. 306: Dr. Ashley Sloat: Public Speaking in the Patent World

    EP. 306: Dr. Ashley Sloat: Public Speaking in the Patent World

    Dr. Ashley Sloat: Public Speaking in the Patent World

    Dr. Ashley Sloat is a patent agent and president of Aurora Consulting LLC, helping companies build robust and valuable patent portfolios. How did a PhD in Biomedical Sciences get into the patent world? What’s a patent agent anyway? How does public speaking figure into all of it? Let’s find out!

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    EP. 305 - Mona Ockenden: Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Deodorant

    EP. 305 - Mona Ockenden: Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Deodorant

    Mona Ockenden: Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Deodorant

    Check out this engaging interview with Mona Ockenden, CEO of Mona Moon Naturals, as she shares her journey from civil engineering to entrepreneurship in the natural products industry.

    To learn more about Mona, visit her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mona-samaan-ockenden-bbb757.

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    EP. 304 - Stephanie Nowak: Life, Leadership, and Vegan Cookies

    EP. 304 - Stephanie Nowak: Life, Leadership, and Vegan Cookies

    Stephanie Nowak: Life, Leadership, and Vegan Cookies

    👋 Welcome to another episode on Teach the Geek! Today, we're excited to introduce you to Stephanie Nowak, a multi-talented individual with a unique journey that spans from Electrical Engineering to mental fitness coaching, life coaching, and even owning a vegan cookie business! 🍪🧠

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    For more insights and to get in touch with Stephanie, visit her website ➡️ [Engineered to Become](http://engineeredtobecome.com)

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    EP. 303 - Balancing Act: Juggling Speaking Gigs and a Job with Michael J. Pope Jr.

    EP. 303 - Balancing Act: Juggling Speaking Gigs and a Job with Michael J. Pope Jr.

    Balancing Act: Juggling Speaking Gigs and a Job with Michael J. Pope Jr.

    Michael J. Pope Jr. is the owner of Michael Pope Training. I’ve had conversations with speakers before, but I’d like to ask more questions about becoming a speaker. Questions like: How do you get speaking engagements? How do you figure out pricing? What do you need to have in place to be a speaker? So many questions, so let’s get some answers.

     

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Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

RonH4447 ,

A Must For Introverted Technical Professionals

Great podcast and a great cadre of guests sharing their stories. If you’re a technical professional, information learned from Neil and his guests will help you break out of your comfort zone. Keep finding interesting guests and sharing their stories, Neil.

Warren Media ,

Nothing Like It!

Neil provides a wonderful snapshot of “geeks” who have made positive impact on society.

Wellness Engineer ,

Great host with awesome guests!

Neil is such a great host and his podcast Teach the Geek really provides tons of valuable stories and lessons for those interested in growing soft skills in the STEM profession and beyond. I enjoyed being a guest and also listening to his episodes with other amazing people who I’ve ended up connecting with and creating new relationships. Thank you Neil for your wonderful initiative and work. All the best!

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