Author: John Mark Troyer

3 January, 2017 / Podcast

How does a geek move into the business, and how many steps does it take to get there? This week we talk with Ed Saipetch, Office of the CTO for IBM’s Bluemix private cloud. Co-host of the Speaking in Tech podcast What does Ed do? Office of the CTO’s role in…

8 December, 2016 / Podcast

Too much social media kills the golden goose? That’s our topic this week as we discuss a recent article in the New York Times. Our intrepid Geek Whisperers discussed this article from Cal Newport, Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend On It. A couple of points that we make: Yes,…

2 November, 2016 / Podcast

How do you start a podcast? We get asked about that a lot. This week our guest is Cecelia Taylor, social media manager for 8×8, who asked us just that. We start with follow-up from Episode 117 — talking about Prescribed Tweets. “Brands cannot scale,” says Cecelia. She thinks even marketers…

13 October, 2016 / Podcast

What is the value of a technical certification? How do you make the time to get one? We talk with Gregg Robertson, who recently earned the prestigious VCDX certification. This podcast was recorded live at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. VCDX stands for VMware Certified Design Expert, and is VMware’s highest-level certification. There…

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…

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…

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…

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…