Welcome To The Voxgig Podcast

We talk to people in the developer community about developer relations, public speaking and community events.

Fireside with
Voxgig

Since 2018, Richard has been chatting to an international and diverse mix of speakers events organisers and software development advocates, mining for nuggets of wisdom.

Below you’ll find our current featured podcast. You can also scroll through our extensive archive. Each new podcast will be paired with a reinforcing podcast from the archive. You can find these suggestions in our accompanying newsletter.

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Jock Busuttil
Episode
63
Jock Busuttil
Jock Busuttil is a product manager who believes that if there was more common sense in the world, there would be no need for product managers! This blend of honesty and humour was a feature of his Fireside Chat with Richard.
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Courtney Stanley
Episode
62
Courtney Stanley
Courtney Stanley has a background as an event planner and she specializes in the technology and marketing behind successful events. She’s now also known as a keynote speaker and MC. In her Fireside Chat with Richard, she talks about taking a strategic approach to speaking and event management and about the future shape of digital events.
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Dan Ram
Episode
61
Dan Ram
Dan Ram has worn so many hats in his career that he could stock a department store, but he’s best known as a professional speaker and MC. He shows wannabe speakers how to dominate the world of the screen, and his specialty as an MC – secret handshakes with speakers. He believes any speaker can create great content that has a real impact, as long as you work at it.
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Jay Allen
Episode
60
Jay Allen
Jay Allen, who has a military background and also ran a health and safety business, became a professional public speaker overnight when he was asked to step into the breach at a charity event. In a Fireside Chat that crackled with dynamism and energy, he talks about how great speaking is about more than the words you say and why a good speech is like a business plan.
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Rachael Robertson
Episode
59
Rachael Robertson
In a Fireside Chat that packed a punch, Rachael Robertson shares her experience of leading a team of ‘crazy people’ in the Antarctic, where she learned that being respected is more important than being liked for leaders – respect trumps harmony. She also speaks about how the COVID situation inspired her to launch a new product, speaking to audiences from the comfort of her own professional home studio.
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Stephan Murtagh
Episode
58
Stephan Murtagh
Stephan Murtagh is best known as the Exhibition Guy, the guy who shows exhibitors how to make trade exhibitions work for them. In a full-throttle Fireside Chat with Richard, he tells Richard that audiences are more interested in relevant content than in famous speakers. He also stressed the importance of following your leads – if you do, you’ll be in the top 20% of successful exhibitors.
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Paul Savage
Episode
57
Paul Savage
Paul is Chief Operating Officer of Conjura, an innovative start-up that helps other companies harness the power of their data. He’s also a veteran of the speaking circuit and credits elocution lessons for his success as a speaker.
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David Gonzalez
Episode
56
David Gonzalez
David Gonzalez is a dynamo, a DevOps engineer, lecturer and public speaker who’s not afraid to take risks during his talks. His attitude is, if it hurts, do it more, and he encourages wannabe speakers to just go and do it – and if it hurts, do it more.
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Derbhile Graham
Episode
55
Derbhile Graham
On this week’s Fireside Chat, Richard chats to Derbhile Graham, author, public speaker and content creator for Voxgig. She’s also a celebrant and has the joy of officiating ceremonies for every stage of life. Derbhile shared her experiences as a member of the public speaking organisation Toastmasters and highly recommends it as a stepping stone for wannabe speakers.
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Jono Bacon
Episode
54
Jono Bacon
Jono Bacon is a heavy metal guitarist who once played in the place where Iron Maiden played their first gig. He’s also a public speaker, a consultant and the author of books about building communities. His mission is to help companies create successful communities.
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Melanie Parish
Episode
53
Melanie Parish
Melanie Parish is a Canadian coach, a public speaker and the author of The Experimental Leader. In her Fireside Chat with Richard, they had a highly stimulating discussion about how to be an innovative leader during a crisis, which she sees as the Olympics for leaders. She encourages leaders to break down the barriers to innovation in their companies, so they’ll thrive in the long term.
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Freddy Freundlich
Episode
52
Freddy Freundlich
Freddy Freundlich is a colourful character. He trained as a nurse and was ordained as a rabbi, but he is first and foremost a salesman. He’s the author of two books, Born on the Right Side of the Tracks and The One-Call Close. And he’s a straight talker, as you’ll hear for yourself when you listen to his Fireside Chat with Richard.
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Danielle Krage
Episode
51
Danielle Krage
Danielle Krage is the power behind The Remote Speaker Coach, a company which nurtures new speaking talent. Her warmth and empathy shone through in her Fireside Chat with Richard, as she encouraged wannabe speakers to take the fear out of public speaking by breaking down their talks into bitesize parts.
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Bonnie Williams
Episode
50
Bonnie Williams
For this podcast, we’re delighted to welcome back actor and performance coach Bonnie Williams. This time, she’s talking about how to make killer pitches to investors. In a highly insightful Fireside chat, she reveals that great pitching is not like Dragon’s Den. It’s all about pitching to the right people.
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Roger Edwards
Episode
49
Roger Edwards
Roger Edwards is a high-impact public speaker on all things marketing. He’s also a blogger, a vlogger, a podcaster and a fitness instructor. He’s a man who’s full of energy, and he knows how to fill his audiences with energy too.
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