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We build the tech community by creating meaningful connections through live, face to face networking events, purposeful emails, and this entertaining podcast.
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In our last podcast on Good Digital Parenting, Kate Jay of Verizon mentioned the GizmoWatch as a great option for your child that might not be ready for a smartphone, but might be ready for some of the features you might get with a smartphone. Well, that got me curious. Does the GizmoWatch really work?I got one to test and invited my special test subject into the studio to get some reaction.Let's talk about the GizmoWatch.Your host for this episode:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com)---Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
If you’ve got kids of any age, then you’re probably wondering how to decide when they should have a smartphone and what the rules for digital devices should be. It can be overwhelming. Tablets, phones and consoles are fun. As a parent, it can be easy to throw your hands up in the air in frustration. But. There is a way to solve this problem and it’s not one size fits all. You can have the right conversations. You can create your own guidelines as a family. The problem is solvable and we’ve got the help you need.In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast, we bring in the Founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, Stephen Balkam along with Kate Jay of Verizon to help us formulate a plan to provide good digital parenting.Resources mentioned in the show:Family Online Safety Institute - The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.Good Digital Parenting Videos - a series of guideline videos for families to watch together as they explore creating appropriate rules for their own family.Good Digital Parenting Workshop Materials - Download the materials you need to present the Good Digital Parenting workshop to parents groups, teachers, etc.Guests for this episode:Stephen Balkam, Founder & CEO, Family Online Safety Institute, FOSI.orgKate Jay, South Area Public Relations at Verizon.Your host for this episode:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com)---Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
We've launched Tech After Five in a brand new city.  You're probably wondering how that happens and what kind of people would launch a formatted networking event especially for IT professionals. We've got that answer, plus an introduction to the people and mission of the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences.  Like us, they are committed to bringing IT professionals together so that they build community. A blue ribbon commission report to the Governor of Arkansas brought about their beginning. Now they are on a mission. Learn more about them and the launch of Tech After Five in Little Rock, Arkansas in this episode of our podcast!Your hosts for this episode:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com)Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.---Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
You’ve decided to come to a Tech After Five live event. Awesome! Thanks for coming. Since we’re not like other networking events, we want to give you everything you need to succeed. This podcast will let you know what to expect so you feel at home at your very first Tech After Five.We’re going to answer these questions:How should you prepare?How can you get the most out of Tech After Five?What should you wear?What should you bring?What if you don’t have business cards?Should you arrive early?What advantages are there if you can arrive a little early?How do you find the people that will be good for you?Who should you talk to?How do you start a conversation?What do the color coded badges mean?What is the schedule for the event?Why should you definitely plan to talk to the sponsors?How long should you plan to stay?How can you extend your networking time?What does your follow up look like?Your hosts for this episode:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com)Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.---Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
How To Find A Mentor

How To Find A Mentor

2019-07-2600:22:44

So, you've decided you need a mentor. Or perhaps you just think it would be a good idea. The truth is that having someone you can trust with questions about your professional future can be a game changer. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could” – Zig Ziglar Having the right mentor can propel you forward in your career. Problems that are new to you have been handily anticipated and solved by someone else. It's a good idea to have someone to advise you as you enter tricky areas of your life, business or career.But, how to get started?  In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast we give you a handy five step plan for successfully finding a mentor.Start with these ideas and begin your search. Interview your prospective mentors and start asking your questions.Your hosts for this episode:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com)Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. ---Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
Do you feel like people don't know who you are? Do you feel like even people who do know you well can't tell their friends what you do? It may be that you haven't established a personal brand. After all, even your friends, colleagues, and even family can’t help you attract the customers, investors, or talent you need if they can’t even describe what you do. And strangers can’t help you or do business with you if your message is a muddled mess. But in our noisy, social media filled world, how can you be heard by the people who need you?The good news is, there is an audience that is completely ready to get you. There are people out there who need you ... even desperately. They just need to know how you can help them. In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast, Phil Yanov and Scott Pfeiffer riff about an article on personal branding. It's easy to get this wrong. It's also easy to start getting it right by following just a few of the ideas enclosed.The most important thing? Get started now.  Let us talk to you about how.If you’ve not started building a personal brand, we give you some actionable advice on how to get started. If you’ve already begun, then maybe these tips will help you accelerate your efforts. Whether you are stopped, stuck or started on your personal branding journey, we’ve got some help that will move you forward. Listen up. And then do something with it. We’d love to hear your story.Your hosts for this episode:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com)Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. ---Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
Want to get your business some attention on mainstream media? Who can blame you? If you've got the kind of business that would benefit from exposure to tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands or more people, then television is the most well established platform for that. Not every business is the kind that needs that kind of exposure, but many are. Maybe yours is.Personally, I've used my background as a tech expert to provide support for many TV news stories over the years.  Many of them have been with Emmy award winning former TV news journalist, Tim Waller. The last 25 years of Tim's career have been spent in TV journalism. This year he decided it was time for him to do something new and he made the jump to helping people understand the business he has been part of for so long.Tim Waller has a passion for helping people and a lifetime of experience in TV news. Since we meet people and businesses at Tech After Five with great ideas that could benefit from more people knowing about them, we decided to grab Tim and ask him a few questions about how we can go about pitching our organizations to TV news.He starts off by telling us some of the things we definitely should NOT do:Don't pitch a story that the reporter can’t cover Don't bury the important idea in a pile of obfuscatory text Don’t be annoying We then go on to talk about some things you definitely should do:Make your story newsworthy (There are tricks to that.) - Make it now. - Make it big - Localize a national story - Make it targeted Give access to real people -Be prepared for that interview Bring your news to the front! - Sell it! - Have fun! - Be interesting! - Be dynamic! Tim offers lots of great tips and the episode is well worth a listen if you'd like to promote your organization using TV news shows.BONUS:We are going to do a follow up episode where Tim answers YOUR QUESTIONS about publicity! You can post your questions on Twitter @TechAfterFive, email them to us at podcast@ta5.com or leave them on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TechAfterFive. We will collect those questions and then produce a new episode with answers!Our guest:Tim Waller is an Emmy award-winning reporter-turned-PR guru who will tell great stories about you! Earned media coverage is his specialty.Your hosts for this episode:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. (TechAfterFive.com)Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. ---Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
Few people realize that a 140 year old business has a software development lab in Greenville, SC. Although they have a couple of hundred tech people all over the world, they’ve got fifty or so in Greenville, SC. In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast, we talk to Joel Davis of Follett School Solutions about how it came to be that there has been a group of Follett developers in Greenville for over 14 years.He also shares with us the beginnings of the DIY Conference, a conference organized by Follett employees to help them build skills and then pass them along to their far flung peers. Joel tells us how one of those presentations changed company culture. The internal success of the conference has led them to expand it, in part, to invite outsiders to join them as they talk about software development in their company.So, listen to the podcast, and be sure to sign up for the DIY Conference on May 1. The public session is from 1pm to 5pm with a break and then with additional evening sessions. It’s free and open to software development professionals that would like to meet some peers and learn about the day to day operations of real live developers.Our Guest:Joel Davis of Follett Software Solutions. Also an organizer of their DIY Conference.Your hosts:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. (NB: Scott is missing from this episode, but he’ll be back next week!)Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
One of my favorite CoWorking spaces to visit is Atlas Local. There is a really special sense of community in this location. It's the people, of course. That doesn't happen by accident. Atlas Local has both endured and grown and they continue to host a space that is beautiful, inspirational, and supportive. One of the features of this space are regular Zero Day meetings. You might think we're talking about cyber security gotchas, but you'd be exactly wrong. The founders of Atlas Local stole the concept of Zero Days from their hiking friends. Listen as Chris Merritt explains the philosophy of their coworking space and how that has led them to host yet another Greenville Grok conference. They want to Make Great Internet and want to find other people who share that goal and join in a conversation with them.Check out Chris, Atlas Local and the upcoming Greenville Grok conference!Our Guest:Chris Merritt is a Project Manager at Faculty, Managing Partner at Atlas Local and one of the organizers of Greenville Grok.Your hosts:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
Want to know how to move your tech career forward? There are lots of people trying to help.  We invite Richard Sykora from Blackbaud to talk about how he came to SC, how he finds the people he needs, and how he has become part of the RestartSC organization that helps all types of job seekers prepare themselves for the next step in their career.  This information is valuable whether you are looking for your first job or are mid-career.  RestartSC is a volunteer group of professionals of all ages from various industries and backgrounds. Their team consists of human resources experts, retired executives, and business professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds. All ReStart activities are free to participants. This includes their upcoming conference on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (By the way, they have group meetings year round, so even if you miss the conference, you'll get value out of their organization and listening to this podcast.) . Check out RestartSC at their website. Your hosts:Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five.Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business.Tech After Five offers live, face to face networking events for I. T. professionals. Whether you are looking for tech talent or you are talent looking for the next step in your career, we offer a path towards connection. Sign up for event announcements, networking classes and tips an our website https://techafterfive.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. @TechAfterFive.
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