It’s frustrating when your well-reasoned technical plan is ignored by managers or customers. You know it’s the right approach, but they seem almost determined to not understand it. In this talk we’ll discuss strategies you can apply to be a more effective communicator, and dramatically increase the odds of getting an agreement. We’ll cover ideas including leveling based on your audience, reframing your argument around business goals (not tech), and the magic of the pre-wired discussion. I’ve learned these techniques through a combination of hard lessons, and countless hours of study. They’ve served me well as I’ve moved between engineering and sales roles. I’m convinced that you can apply these non-technical strategies to be a more effective technologist!

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6:00 PM – Introductions, food, drink, and networking
6:30 PM – Presentations begin

Our Speaker

Jared Faris is the VP of Solutions at HMB (, a cloud solutions provider in Columbus, OH and Louisville, KY. His focus is on building building great leaders, who then build great teams and solve the most difficult problems for their customers. Jared helps organize Stir Trek as well as a variety of other events in and around Columbus, OH. He is an international keynoter and frequent conference speaker. In fact, if he doesn’t have some conference deadline he doesn’t know what to do with himself. You can follow him @jaredthenerd on Twitter.

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99 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215
Olive has 16 dedicated spots in the parking lot behind (south) the building that can be accessed off Mound or Noble Street. After 5pm, these are open to visitors so feel free to use them, if available. If those spots are taken, there are meters surrounding the building on 3rd Street, Main Street, and Noble Street, as well as the Columbus Commons garage directly in front of the building on Main Street.

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