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Engineer and author Neil Thompson delves into the topic of public speaking for STEM professionals. Whether you're a novice or a proficient public speaker, there's something for everyone!

Teach the Geek Podcast Neil Thompson

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Engineer and author Neil Thompson delves into the topic of public speaking for STEM professionals. Whether you're a novice or a proficient public speaker, there's something for everyone!

    EP. 119 - Trainer and coach Jennifer Braganza

    EP. 119 - Trainer and coach Jennifer Braganza

    My guest today is Jennifer Braganza. Process improvement. Product design. Project management. Jennifer has done it all. I was really interested to learn more about her speaking exploits, though, as she has taught in universities and does training and coaching outside of that. 

    To learn more about Jennifer, find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenibrag.



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    EP. 118 - Diversily's Marissa Ellis

    EP. 118 - Diversily's Marissa Ellis

    My guest today is Marissa Ellis. She is founder of Diversily, a consultancy that offers courses and workshops on diversity, inclusion, and incorporating both into leadership. We talked about the origins of Diversily, her previous life in tech, and the benefits that public speaking have given her.  

    Learn more about Diversily at https://diversily.com/.



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    EP. 117 - Facebook's Caitlin Kalinowski

    EP. 117 - Facebook's Caitlin Kalinowski

    My guest today is Caitlin Kalinowski. She is the Director of Hardware for Facebook’s AR/VR division. She is also a guest lecturer at Stanford University. Being in such a technical role, I was interested to find out how public speaking has benefitted her career. Plus, I was also keen on finding out what she likes to talk about, any tips she has for becoming more effective at public speaking, and how she deals with nerves. 

    Learn more about Caitlin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ckalinowski/.



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    EP. 116 - Singer turned speaker Shola Kaye

    EP. 116 - Singer turned speaker Shola Kaye

    My guest today is Shola Kaye. She was an IT consultant. She was a singer. She’s now a speaker, author, and coach – working primarily in the STEM industries. We spoke about her former lives in IT and as a singer,  the services her company provides, and her go-to public speaking topics.

    Find out more about Shola at sholakaye.com.



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    EP. 115 - Tech Savvy Women's JJ Digeronimo

    EP. 115 - Tech Savvy Women's JJ Digeronimo

    My guest today is JJ DiGeronimo. She is a bunch of things. Speaker, author, advisor - all under the umbrella of her company, Tech Savvy Women. We spoke about her former life working in tech, her company, and her public speaking exploits.

    Learn more about JJ at https://techsavvywomen.net/.



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    EP. 114 - TurningScience's David Giltner

    EP. 114 - TurningScience's David Giltner

    My guest today is David Giltner. Engineering, marketing, sales: he has done quite a bit in industry. His current venture is TurningScience, helping scientists and engineers build careers in industry. We spoke about TurningScience, his transition to self-employment, and public speaking, of course. 

    Learn more about David at https://turningscience.com/.



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