Keep Investing In Your Skills and Become A Storyteller with Oscar Santolalla
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In this week’s show, Phil talks to Oscar Santolalla, the author of “Rock the Tech Stage” and “Create and Deliver a Killer Product Demo“. After a decade and a half in the technology arena, he embarked on a mission to help people in technology companies present better, inspire others, and sell more. Since 2014, he has been hosting the public speaking podcast Time to Shine, for which he has interviewed more than 150 communication professionals.
Oscar works as a sales engineer at Ubisecure. And was born and raised in Peru but now lives in Finland. He talks about why we should always seek to develop our skills and grow as professionals. He also discusses why storytelling can positively impact your career goals.
2 Top Career Tips
Worst Career Moment
During an early presentation, Oscar found himself ill-prepared, and having to present on a subject of which he had no knowledge. This taught him the value of always being prepared, and to devote time to learning how to feel more comfortable with public speaking.
Switching between roles, and trying out new areas in the sector, provided Oscar with his current role, which he views as the highlight of his career so far.
IT is being called upon, more and more, to solve meaningful problems for the world. This responsibility will grow as technological advancements continue to be made.
What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?
What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?
If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?
What career objectives are you currently focusing on?
What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?
What do you do to keep your own career energized?
What do you do in your spare time away from technology?