Talking Smart ...

I realized in a meeting today that I am not the best person in the world at expressing myself. I can be good at times, especially in a one on one situation, but in a group situation, I am not good at expressing my thoughts. This is mostly when it comes to non-technical people when talking tech, but I see this in general as well. I think I do not come off as smart as I really am because I lack some wordsmithing skills.

I think I am getting better at writing my thoughts down, due largely do this blog here, but I still think I am not good at talking to people. I need to work on this. I think I need to work on talking to people in general. I tend to talk hardcore tech to people and that's about all I am good at. Or else telling stories. I am not good at getting my point across in other situations.

I think part of the problem is that I focus too much on the technical and logical side of things and don't work as well on the "marketing" side of things. I need to learn to sell ice cubes to eskimos as it were. Not necessarily being slimy and lying, but more in that I need to learn to speak on a non-technical level to non-technical people. I even need to work on this when talking to technical people. Basically, just being able to have every day conversations in an intelligent manner is something I need to work on.

Well, enough rambling....


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