Every day I ready more and more articles explaining why public speaking is important.

Let me share with you my story:

I am practicing Public Speaking for over 6 years.

I had delivered over 50 speeches and competed in many competitions and being a presenter in events.

Experience in Public Speaking 4 years and over 50 speeches delivered

In my free time I like to volunteer and deliver trainings on Public Speaking, Project Management and Leadership skills.

I had done many mistakes on my way to learn Public Speaking and I know how hard it is to prepare for an event and a speech.

My main motivation to pursuit this path was that I just hated long boring meetings with no sense and I didn’t want to repeat the same mistake.

Recently I was in a meeting where a high-ranking officer from a company spoke. It was so ill-organized that people almost fell asleep. The presenter was rambling on and on and instead of focusing on bringing a value; he was waiting for his time-slot to end.

I saw a guy next to me squeezing a plastic soft drink bottle in to a tinier version.

It surprised me that such events still happens especially when there are tons of materials about public speaking.

In the follow up posts I would like to share some tips about public speaking, which should help others to not make the same mistakes and create more productive meetings.

If you have any stories about a long and boring meetings, you had recently taken part of, please share in the comment section below.

Aleks Vladimriov is a Senior Software Developer, recognized Project Manager and Soft-skilled trainer and a coach.

Aleks Vladimirov

Solution Engineering Manager at Thales | Senior IT Professional | Startup Mentor and Product Manager

Aleks is experienced Product Manager with an engineer background and over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He works with different governments and is responsible for negotiation features and requirements, understanding the customers’ needs and supporting the senior management with regular reports and analysis. He held various positions starting as a software developer, moving to a team leader and software architect.

He strives in waterfall and agile environment alike. He is certified Scrum Master and Prince2 Practitioner and he knows how to design business processes and help teams optimize their work.
During his tenure, he had to wear many hats, prioritizing business requirements, delegating work and mentoring team members, creating mockups with Balsamiq, providing MS Project plan to the senior management.

He had worked in many international teams, located in the same city or distributed in different countries and continents. He had been a team leader of cross functional international team of 8 people.

In his current position, he is very much client focused. He has excellent presentation skills.
He delivers training sessions on presentation skills and leadership and he had helped hundred of people to improve their presentation skills.

He is also interested in creating more positive changes in the workplace by using entrepreneurship skills.
He had won startup competition where his team had validated and develop a business idea from scratch.

In his free time, he writes in his blog about effective product development.

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