Session: Stop Beating around the Bush: Overcoming Communication Barriers and Building Confidence
Do you feel your communication skills are holding back your career? It’s easy to feel like you’re being too nice to get your point across. Maybe you’ve been told that you are too direct, or possibly that you waffle too much. If you have ever found yourself in a similar situation, join us for this workshop where we’ll discuss how to identify these situations and overcome them with confidence. We’ll detail how communication plays a key role when you work with your team, your managers, and your senior leadership team. Learn to use tried and tested models for approaching different scenarios such as interviews, giving feedback, and getting to the root of any communication issue.
- Tips on communicating clearly and succinctly
- How to target communication for a technical and non-technical audience
- Understand why other people communicate in the way they do, and how to achieve a better outcome from your interactions
Kika is someone who is passionate about testing and approaches testing with a holistic view. She is currently the Head of Quality Assurance at Deko. She has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry, working as a tester, developer, and a trainer.
Kika believes in the power of people and collaborating to build a safe environment where the teams can thrive and work on creating great software. She enjoys teaching and getting involved in community activities like speaking at conferences, delivering workshops. She is also one of the tutors at the Coders Guild and a core member of Synapse QA. Also, a keen advocate of Women in Tech initiatives and a global ambassador. In her spare time, loves spending time with her family and writing short stories.
Denise has worked in technology as a software engineer for around 18 years prior to moving into the management of software engineering teams.
Denise is passionate about sharing the tips she has learnt from making mistakes along the way as well as the advice garnered from role models and self-improvement books.
In her spare time, Denise enjoys trail running, singing in a choir and studying for an MSc in Artificial Intelligence.