Part III: Can You Present?

I’ve waited until now to post the final part of this series for a couple of reasons, but mainly I didn’t want to get to the conclusion too fast. There is something to be said for remaining in the ‘swirl’ of things for a period of time. The chaos, the uneasiness, and the general feeling…

Part II: Can You Present?

Some people are so uncomfortable with public speaking, just the thought of having to face an audience starts the body to perspire, the throat to dry, and vision begin to narrow.  As The CTE, I am extremely comfortable in these environments, but it was not always the case.  Those who know me would never believe…

Part I: Can You Present?

As The CTE, I’m asked this question often, “can you present?” Why, yes I can.  I can present tomorrow, next week, next month, even later on today if my calendar is free. It is what I do, I present, I deliver, I execute.  Yes, if you are asked to present, you should be able to…

Word of the year: why we need to choose wisely

WORD! It is Friday and here is my non-technical blog that I promised. I read this article last night in the airport, “Stop using these 16 terms to describe yourself” – it was interesting and while yes it has outlined some over used words it really wouldn’t detract me from someone who is looking for…

Thinking BIG, going BIG and using Rag week for inspiration

Web definitions Rag Week: a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities. wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn First off, read this -> Seven pieces of advice for an epic Rag week. Second, know that this Friday blog has nothing to do with technology – well sort of.  Rather, this has…

When one door closes, open all the windows

It is not hard these days to find someone close to you who has lost their job, been reorganized into a different job or who is feeling the pressure whether this quarter will be the quarter they lose their job.  Unfortunately it is a sign of the times and while it is never fun hearing…