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“why are you even here?”

August 27th, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

I went to part of the Toastmasters conference last week. At one of the sessions, I was on my tablet and the lady next to me said “why are you even here if you aren’t going to pay attention”. I was doing a mix of: Tweeting (and cross posting in the Toastmasters event app stream) […]

why do i speak as a programmer

July 16th, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

I was at Toastmasters officer training and someone in my group asked if being a DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) has helped professionally. The trainer for our group doesn’t work in a field where she speaks so not really. I mentioned that it has helped me. I joined Toastmasters to get better at presenting technical content in […]

technical speaking – getting better over time

April 17th, 2016 by Jeanne Boyarsky

I recently needed to find a video of myself speaking. This caused me to notice that I’ve gotten much better (and more comfortable) speaking since 2007. 2007 – Google Test Automation Conference In 2007, I attended the Google Test Automation Conference. They had 5 minute lightning talks and I signed up. This mean that I “wrote” […]