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How can IT professionals master communication and collaboration - Angus McIlwraith (Author) - Presenting E137
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How can IT professionals master communication and collaboration - Angus McIlwraith (Author) - Presenting E137

Discussion about Mastering Communication and Collaboration for IT professionals with Angus McIlwraith
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Angus McIlwraith

In this episode, I speak to Angus McIlwraith as we explore the essential communication and collaboration skills for IT professionals. Angus emphasises 'persistent skills' over technical expertise, effective communication strategies like storytelling and active listening, and tips on improving presentations and teamwork. We also talk about Angus’s recent book titled Mastering Communication and Collaboration: A comprehensive guide to teamwork and leadership for IT Professionals.

Mastering Communication and Collaboration: A comprehensive guide to teamwork and leadership for IT professionals

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[00:00:00] The Unspoken Skills of Tech Professionals

[00:00:39] Introducing Angus McIlwraith: A Master of Communication

[00:01:41] The Importance of Communication in Tech

[00:04:50] Why Communication Often Fails: A Deep Dive

[00:10:38] Research Insights: Emotional Intelligence and Beyond

[00:13:26] Practical Tips for Enhancing Communication and Collaboration

[00:18:58] The Power of Visuals in Communication

[00:23:43] The Art of Effective Communication

[00:27:37] Leveraging Humour in Presentations

[00:28:47] The Importance of Reading the Room

[00:30:05] Learning from Mistakes and Adapting

[00:30:40] Key Takeaways from the Book

[00:34:17] Abolishing Workplace Machismo

[00:35:44] Exploring Risk Perception and Resources

[00:39:11] Closing Thoughts

Angus McIlwraith

Angus McIlwraith has almost over 30 years of experience in information risk & security. His experience includes C-level information security management, security training and education, web and digital media creation, risk management and journalism. He is a published author and has been a regular contributor to professional publications relating to security.

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