Your guide to getting things done in tech

Get comfortable on stage, or learn to fake it

Last week we talked about writing and researching a talk to get you onto a tech conference stage. This episode we're joined by speaking coach and leadership consultant Andrew Lightheart to talk about his work and how to confidently get through your first talk. Andrew walks us through what makes a great talk and small hacks to make your talk pop on stage as well as looking at leadership, coaching and the pressures of writing a book.

If you wanted more of Andrew's advice his book on speaking skills Presentation Now is available on Amazon.

About the podcast

The Pursuit Podcast offers advice and new perspectives on getting things done in tech through half hour conversations with tech's great thinkers each week.

Want to learn to code? Land that great new job? Learn about how to manage your new reports? We've got you covered. This weekly podcast and carefully curated resources aims to leave you inspired and prepared to tackle that cool new thing.

Writing and researching your talk

Ever wanted to get on stage and share what you know with the world? Guest Stuart Langridge joins us to talk about writing, researching and giving your first talk. We look at the value of meetups and local community events in your speaking career, how to get up on that ...

Being a CTO, NASA, unicorns and more

Katie is the Last Nerd Standing (CTO) at a startup that focuses on language and education. She spoke with us about dropping out of college, working as a NASA contractor and becoming a CTO. Katie offers a perspective on getting into and staying in tech without a degree based on incredible ...

From door to door sales to RabbitMQ expert

Alvaro Videla works with Migros, one of Switzerland's largest supermarket chains. Originally from the countryside in Uruguay, Alvaro self taught himself development skills while selling food door to door. With the help of friends, family and his own determination he overcame a series of challenges to become a developer in ...

Thayer talks technology, recruitment and MI5's big loss

This episode we look at another profile of a technologist who got into the digital technology industry without a degree. Thayer Prime is a self-taught programmer, who now works in organisational design and digital technology recruitment with her company Team Prime. She joined us to talk about her journey into ...
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