For some, speaking in public is a real terror. I am also very nervous before I speak, simply because I care and I want to do well. I don't believe I've got over a fear of speaking, but I do believe that I have learned to manage it better through preparation, failing and succeeding. The purpose of this blog is to share tips and tricks for delivering webinars. As a fellow introvert, you may want to learn how to deliver webinars as a step forward into speaking. So, I hope that this helps, and I look forward to your comments.
It may come as a surprise to you that the history of statistics and data science is fraught with racism, sexism, class, race, colonialism and anti-Semitism. Even if you do not have much of a data science background, you may be aware of some of the issues. For example, Fisher's exact test is a statistical… Continue reading Intersectionality, Diversity, Inclusion and Equality – how they can work together for workplace and tech community
Since standing down as a Microsoft MVP last year, I've never been so glad to be away from it as I have been right now. I'm not going to repeat the various dogpiling here and I can see why people are so angry and hurt. Judging from my twitter DMs, people are afraid to speak… Continue reading Increasing Intersectionality at Tech community events
People do not always learn from the 'growth mindset'. It can become an excuse which prevents growth rather than promoting it so we need a discovery mindset instead.
The thing with hitting rock bottom is that it gives you a strong foundation to build on. It strips away the inessential, the distractions, and the toxic people and situations that are not helping you to be directed towards your goals. It also gives you more empathy, and it forces you to have faith in your own resourcefulness and abilities. 2020 helped us to do that, with 2020 vision. For those who survived, let's lift up others as we go along.
Leadership involves gratitude and humility, but what does this mean for results? My teams have helped me to learn to lead with gratitude and it's a lesson I will not forget.
There have been insinuations over PASS finances. To avoid accusations, I have published my PASS expenses here.
New and novice speakers - need help with your PASS Summit community event recordings? Get in touch and I can help.
Harassment does happen at events, unfortunately, both virtual and in person. How can the community do better?
Here are some automation and productivity hacks for small to medium businesses. Free and paid options!
I have been closing down my Office365 E5 plan and moved to Google GSuite for my business. I am sorry that this sounds so whingy but ugh, closing Office365, deleting the Office365 tenant and moving elsewhere has been so frustrating. Here are some thoughts so far: The Google support has been amazing. In contrast, my… Continue reading Switching from Office365 to GSuite – a personal experience
I have been named as one the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries: These are the leaders who are vividly innovating with analytics without compromising on trust and privacy. The list, compiled by HotTopics.ht and Truata, aims to discover and showcase the top 100 leaders globally who are using data to unlock value, lead innovation and… Continue reading Delighted to be named one of the Top Global 100 Data Visionaries!