Become An Effective Storyteller and Focus On Your “Why” with Slater Victoroff

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Slater Victoroff

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Slater Victoroff, who has been building AI, machine learning and deep learning solutions for the enterprise for the better part of the past decade having worked with everyone from the federal government to two-person startups to the Fortune 100. He has also educated hundreds of business users in the successful implementation of deep learning through a simple framework that helps executives rapidly accelerate the adoption of the technology in their businesses. Slater talks about the importance of effective communication, and how your skills as a storyteller can inspire and motivate others. He also discusses the importance of reflecting upon the “why” that drives us onwards.


Slater Victoroff

Resources – Click on the link to check out Slater’s company website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Regardless of the field that you are in, so much of your ability to drive change will depend on the way you communicate and are able to create narratives that will inspire and lead others to go the distance.
2) Don’t forget the “why” and focus on the foundational reasons behind what it is that you’re doing.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Slater was a CEO, and while he did not underperform in the role, he found that his skill-set was not what the company deserved. Sometimes we need to recognize when we are not the right person for the job.

Career Highlight

Slater marks out the “feeling of togetherness” he experienced when bringing together a team, and the sense of high spirits and camaraderie that he helped to construct along with the team.

The Future

The idea of building shared spaces where non-technical subject matter experts can contribute to the technical solutions being developed – a broad church of skill-sets and backgrounds that combine to enrich the IT sector.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

When Slater realized that empires can be built through technological means.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Slater has always found that the best way to advance his career is to not follow too much advice.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

That control makes you successful.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Slater would still tread the path he’s walked, as he believes his company has always been his calling.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Growing Indico and helping their customers to be able to tell their own stories.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Acting and performance have helped Slater to deliver presentations more effectively.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Talking to interesting people, and continuously improving his outlook, is the best way to keep the creative juices flowing.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Martial arts, vegan baking, and reading science fiction.

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