The work of developers doesn’t stop when code is committed. You need to help others understand the value of what you do—and why. This course examines the barriers between technological concepts and nontechnical audiences and proposes ways to overcome them. It identifies four major kinds: barriers of experience, motivation, perspective, and style. Instructor and communicator Tom Geller explains how to recognize these barriers and adapt your message to meet your audiences in the middle. He also examines specific opportunities to put your new skills into practice: with clients, vendors, team members, partners, conference audiences, and members of the public. The skills you learn in this course can benefit your career and your daily life. Discover how to overcome differences, strengthen your relationships, and promote your work by communicating in a way that everyone can understand.
- Tom Geller Communicator and trainer
Tom Geller has worked in communications for over 20 years, focusing mainly on business and technology.
Tom’s roles have included time as a writer, editor, journalist, videographer, presenter, educator, web designer, layout artist, and public relations executive. Since 2006, he’s freelanced for publications and private clients including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Apple, Nature.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle. A frequent traveler, he moved from his native US to the Netherlands in 2016. Connect with him at http://tomgeller.com.