28 Nov 2018 | Self Belief and Influence

Guest Speakers Jully Kim and Rosie Hamilton

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Influence And Leadership

Jully Kim, Director of Engineering Programs, Zendesk

Jully Kim, Director of Engineering Programs, Zendesk

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If we know the components of influence, we can become better influencers

People ask themselves two questions when they first meet you, Are You Competent? and Are You Trustworthy? These are both factors that should be taken into account with becoming a better influencer.

Factors to take into consideration when appearing competent
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Personal Conviction

Your Passion or Energy

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Borrowed Experience

Using other sources for information and applying that to the situation

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Direct Experience

Applying your experience of something similar to the situations

Factors to take into consideration when appearing trustworthy
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Body Language

Keep your body language in mind; facial expression, touch, space and voice

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Integrity

Keep your commitments
 

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Personal Relationship

Make sure you are accessible 
Build up a reputation
Ask for a Favour to build a rapport

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Frequency

Quantity of interactions often outweighs the quality

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Proximity

Close proximity allows face to face communication

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Yours?

What makes you appear trustworthy?

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Gracefully Jumping Onto A Moving Train And Landing As A Software Developer

Rosie Hamilton, Software Developer ThingCo

Things are difficult before they become easy

7 things to remember when becoming a software developer

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Sometimes doors don't open - Don't be disheartened by not getting a job

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Sometimes people aren't kind - But remember to surround yourself with positive people, don't let anyone say you cant and remember to always be kind to yourself

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Sometimes a curious mind wont listen - keep on being determined and challenge yourself

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Things are difficult before they become easy - remember if you feel uncomfortable its a sign of learning

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Slow progress is still progress - Learn when and if you can, whether that be at work or as a hobby

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Time is your most valuable resource - don't waste it and do what you can when you can

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Lastly, build something you care about and finish it

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