If you want your online meeting to succeed you are going to have to commit to taking the following steps on an ongoing basis; Start on time.Come Prepared.Know is expected of you.Understand what the goal of the meeting is for.Validate your connectivity. And this is only if you are an attendee on the call – the list for a presenter is all this and more. Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up…

In a heated meeting, where everyone has an opinion and reason for being there, we all have something to say. However, this is no excuse for speaking over one another and interrupting people. In a meeting room, you can see the passion coming from people as they speak and as you make eye contact with your interrupted colleague to let them rant on so that we can get back to the topic at hand you…

It would happen in more meetings than I would care to admit. But as you’re presenting, no matter the size of the group, there would be a side conversation that would start between two people at the back. It wouldn’t be malicious in intent, but the purpose was for them to discuss the topic at hand quietly and realize that they were both lost or that they both had the same question. There is strength…

Projects help learn new skills and get things done. People don’t learn to build houses by writing books about them and doing it all in their head without ever picking up a hammer. And it’s not entirely practical to go pick a plot of land and start building a house. Find a project that can lend itself to helping you learn a new skill. Want to learn AWS? Focus on a component of AWS, some…

This is a long game, not a short one. Figure out where you want to be (long) and what steps you are going to need to take there (short). Don’t worry about the long goal until you’ve finished the short steps but if you’re doing the short steps, the long goal will solve itself. Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and…