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Techies in the Workplace: 10 Non-Tech Skills IT Pros Need

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IT skills are among the most essential in today’s business world. But they may not be enough. Just because you’re great at IT doesn’t mean you’ll forever be considered a valuable business asset. You must be able to showcase a few additional, valuable skills. Fortunately, many pros are able to balance their vast knowledge of tech while honing other skills ... Read More »

SXSW V2V: How Neurobiology and Yoda Can Make You a Better Speaker

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“On October 20, 2000, they pulled the plug,” explained motivational speaker John Bates. “We had lost $80 million and when you do that, they come in, usually with security guards, lock you out and you have nothing. I was so embarrassed, so crushed, I thought I was going to die,” he explained. But, Bates survived the bursting of the internet bubble and today, as founder/CEO of ExecutiveSpeakingSuccess.com, he teaches executives all over the world how to pitch to obtain funding and achieve other objectives. And, he's good with a light saber. Read More »