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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 24. Speaking, presenting, and training: Speak geek

One of the most effective ways to connect with people and market yourself is through speaking or giving some kind of training. This medium might not scale as well as other mediums, but getting up in front of an audience and talking directly to them is one of the most impactful things you can do.

I know, for me at least, there’s nothing more invigorating than stepping onto a stage and giving a speech or a presentation. There’s something powerful about being able to connect directly with an audience and adapt based on a feedback loop that you can’t get with other mediums.

Even if you aren’t going to get up on a stage and speak at a conference, giving a presentation at work can be very ...

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