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28 September, 2016 / Podcast

Dom Delfino is not shy about sharing his opinions. Now the VP of Worldwide Sales and Systems Engineering for VMware, Dom joined us live at VMworld 2016 to talk about leadership. We touched on assertiveness, building trust, picking your battles, and delegation. We had a good time. Previously on the Geek…

Read All Show NotesThe Domolosophy of Leadership with Dom Delfino – Ep 121

20 September, 2016 / Podcast

In a banterful welcome back to the vBrownBag stage, we have another round of Geek Whisperers Live. VMworld 2016 brought us to past guest, Frank Denneman. His current title is Sr Staff Architect for VMware R&D. He can’t tell you what he does, but he does Geek Whisper about it.…

Read All Show NotesChoosing Titles You Want to Have w/Frank Denneman at VMworld 2016 – Episode 120

13 September, 2016 / Podcast

Engineering to Sales to Marketing. It’s a path few take and everyone questions. We bring Erin Banks (aka Banksy and banksek) onto the show to discuss her move back to EMC as a Portfolio Marketing Director of Big Data & Analytics. What brought her back to the company? And how did a job…

Read All Show NotesKeep Learning and Keeping Connections After Changing Jobs w/Erin Banks – Episode 119

26 August, 2016 / Podcast

This week Sarah Vela tells us about bringing skills to the table at work, and knowing when to make a change. Sarah’s day job is in social media at Dell, and her recent non-day gig was as a co-host of Speaking in Tech, a role which she recently relinquished. Sarah…

Read All Show NotesDo what you liked doing when you were 10 with Sarah Vela – Episode 118

11 August, 2016 / Podcast

In a throwback episode to our social media origins, your Geek Whisperers take on one of our origin stories: the prescribed tweet. Prescribed tweets are a method of sharing prewritten content that a colleague (most often marketing) requests you send (most often verbatim). Cons: Duplicate tweets on the same hashtag looks inauthentic Harms your…

Read All Show NotesPrescribed Tweets and the Chamber of Employee Engagement – Episode 117

28 July, 2016 / Podcast

In a particularly special episode, John and Amy record a surprise episode of the Geek Whisperers from my wedding reception! The guests are an amazing collection of people met through the community. In particular we cover: Task of being an online community manager  How that transitions to offline naturally Origin…

Read All Show NotesOnline and Offline Community at Matt’s Wedding – Episode 116

21 July, 2016 / Podcast

In which we ask the existential question: which would you rather have: an annual performance evaluation, a root canal, or a colonoscopy. Only The Geek Whisperers are brave enough to tackle this kind of cutting-edge question! Our guest is Srinivas Krishnamurti, and on this podcast we try to figure out why…

Read All Show NotesEvaluating the Performance Evaluation with Srinivas Krishnamurti Ep 115

1 July, 2016 / Podcast

Jill Jubinski is technical recruiting done right. We talk with Jill, Technical Community Evangelist for IBM’s Blue Box. We discuss how she talks to people as people and turns that into value for companies and recruits alike. We get into: Recruiter-ish — she lives outside of the HR org chart Reports…

Read All Show NotesRecruiting as Technical Matchmaker with Jill Jubinski Ep 114