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Doug Thompson

Why do introverts make great public speakers?

Doug Thompson is a Texan who gets to travel all over the world with his job as Senior Technology Strategist with the Microsoft Education sales team. In other words, he gets to speak for work!

In this episode, Doug tells Richard why he finds it important to know your own personality in order to become truly comfortable with speaking in public. He goes into why he uses improvization in his talks, and describes his coaching methods for his sales team—which, interestingly, include having each team member tell him a story.

Doug also tells Richard about his experiences giving speeches in parts of the world where, on top of having to present a speech, he also worked with an interpreter.

Lastly, he discusses his fascinating career at Microsoft and the struggles he is now encountering while writing his first book in technical sales.

Learn more about Doug here.

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