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Monday, June 22 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
How to talk to humans: a different approach to soft skills

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Developers are trained to communicate to things with a goal in mind. When you're talking to a computer, you type in your code and it responds by giving you back what you want. Simple and straight forward. When talking to people? Not always the case. Why? Because talking to people requires a special set of skills - namely, empathy and a little bit of storytelling. In an industry filled with brilliant minds, great ideas and mass disruption, so few of the best and brightest know how to tell their compelling story. This talk teaches you how.

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Mark Coleman

Founder, Implicit Explicit
Mark tweets at @mrmrcoleman

Speakers
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Sharon Steed

Speech IRL, Director of Business Development and Marketing
Sharon is the director of business development and marketing for speech IRL, a speech therapy practice delivering communication therapy and training. She is a life-long stutterer that speaks about fear and vulnerability at the intersection of marketing, communication, business and tech. She has spoken to universities about stuttering, at Ignite Chicago about patience, Madison+ Ruby about branding and to a host of other audiences. | | Sharon... Read More →


Monday June 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Nob Hill 1 - 4

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