Public speaking is a skill that many engineers never actively develop. It's not emphasized in engineering school, and in many cases isn't viewed as that important anyway.
Neil Thompson had exactly that worldview. When he entered the working world, however, all of a sudden he was thrust into a position where regular presentations to company executives were required, meaning he had to improve his public speaking skills fast.
Inspired by that experience, Neil launched Teach The Geek dot com, a business dedicated to helping engineers develop their public speaking skills.
Today, Neil shares his advice for engineers everywhere on why public speaking is so important for engineers and how to improve as a public speaker.