Why invite Jeremy to speak?
This is a given… or it should be. Yet sometimes I've seen very charismatic speakers bluff their way through a topic they knew almost nothing about. If you've ever seen the same, rest assured, I have both the degrees and years of experience you'd expect from a technical professional. However, I believe true expertise lies beyond your paper credentials.
The reason that we're called "computer geeks" is that it's not just a job or even a hobby, it's a passion; it's part of who we are. Why else would anyone spend thousands of hours of their own time sitting in front a computer writing code, playing with virtual computing, building and modifying web systems? For me computers aren't a tool, they are a way of life.
You may have noticed that computer geeks aren't always the most clear-spoken individuals and yet they're sometimes selected to represent organizations at conferences and events. Though brilliant, the information they present often goes far over the heads of those listening or their presentation so stiff and dry that it's a struggle to stay awake.
Unlike many geeks, I enjoy speaking and teaching. I've spoken at military bases, businesses, universities, and government facilities like the State Department, the FBI, and the Pentagon to crowds as small as twenty and as large as five hundred. Each time my goal is to entertain while also leaving my audience with new ideas and skills to improve their personal security and safety.
Expertise and speaking skill are both important, but I believe that it's a driving purpose that makes great speakers great. In my case, it has long been my mission to help people become better defended against technology risks. That's why my success criteria is whether the information I shared have a tangible and lasting impact on the lives of my audience. Every time I speak, it's my goal to make the world a better place.
Goodbye Identity Theft (50 minutes)
Six Ways to Destroy Yourself Online (60 minutes)
CTRL-Z – How to Reclaim Your Privacy From the Internet (50 minutes)
Passwords and Authentication Bootcamp (50 minutes)
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