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Evangelizing Yourself: You Can’t Change the World if No One Knows Your Name

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We devote our careers to advocating for our users, but who is advocating for us?

No one is going to carry you through your career. If you want to make a major impact in this field, you are going to have to work at getting recognized. And moreover, your name has to be synonymous with quality.

In this session I will help timid and unassertive practitioners come out of their shells and become leaders in the user experience community. The advice I have to impart is based on my own experience taking control of my career and developing an authentic and positive reputation. I will talk about the value of starting a personal blog, actively using Twitter and LinkedIn to build and maintain a network, staying up-to-date with trends and standards, how to get the most out of conferences, and ultimately how to gain confidence in your skills and successes.

Presentation by Whitney Hess
9:00am to 10:00am on Friday, June 24, 2011