The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Friday, October 12 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Teach the Geek to Speak

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Techies are more comfortable in front of a computer screen than in front of people. But not being able to communicate to decision makers can be the difference between having a job and being laid off. And nobody wants to be on the layoff list! With my talk, Teach the Geek to Speak, I will unveil my 6 step process to prepare and deliver any speech. No more starting from scratch for every speech. No more crushing nervousness before you hit the podium. By using the 6 step process, you’ll have a game plan to build up your confidence and become an effective public speaker - someone people will put down their phones to listen to.

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Neil Thompson

Founder, Teach the Geek
I'm an engineer who had to present in front of senior management every month. I was terrible at it. The other engineers who had to present were terrible at it, too. After a lot of feedback and self-reflection, I got better at public speaking. In fact, I turned what I learned into... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Intercontinental Hotel - Governors Room 3 11 E Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55101

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