I was recently asked what I have been doing lately around the Austin startup scene. Life has been busy for sure!
Here is a summary of the places I am mentoring and talks I’m giving. I was recently asked to submit three ideas for training people to help them prepare themselves for employment in the coming decade of AI. I have included those outlines because I plan to use some of those ideas for a book proposal to Apress.
I am Mentoring in Austin at:
Capital Factory and Techranch.com
Summary of recent invited talks
Training and Coaching Classses offered
Selling and Presenting your Ideas
Summary: Career planning – whether you are hired full time with a firm, going for an entrepreneur startup or entering the gig economy you need to practice the art of delivering your ideas. There are technology challenges and personal growth challenges addressed in this course.
Summary of presentation approaches past, present, and future
Learn the basics of selling ideas, products, and technology
Developing an Elevator Pitch and how it evolves in time
How to present your self and relate to any size audience (one and on and one on many)
Uncovering your roadblocks in being authentic in your delivery
Discovering the power of persuasion in the art of conversation
Dealing with Pressure and time constraints
Class projects with personal feedback
How to prepare for the impact of future technologies on individuals and society and business growth
Summary: This is an overview of all the key technologies for the coming decade of rapid change. The goal of this course is to provide a way for each person to understand the impact of the technologies on the entrepreneur looking for new ideas and anyone just wanting to more fully grasp the impact of these technologies on society.
Historical perspectives of the Internet and the changes coming in the next decade
Explanation of why the rate of change is so fast now and how it impacts us
Overview of technologies, challenges, and opportunities for the near future:
Blockchain – currency protocols and ledgers
Data science and BigData
Group discussions – how will rapid technology Impact you, your business and society
Group discussions – how to be employed in the come age of AI
Learn how Podcasting can Improve your Visibility and Credibility for startups
Summary: The key outcome is for each person to understand why audio and video podcasting is critical to creating and growing market visibility for a startup, gig or on-going business.
The history of podcast, current resurgence, and future relevance
The importance of acoustics, music and sound effects on quality
The technology – recording, editing, and posting
The art of the interview – with and without recording equipment (critical)
Podcasting show themes and storytelling – class examples
Thought leadership as a content strategy for entrepreneurs
How to use podcasting in social media to broaden your visibility
How to get invited on other shows to amplify your visibility
SHORTENED BIO for Tom Parish: (Long Bio http://www.tomparish.com/a
Throughout his career, Tom Parish has continually integrated his passion for technology and art of adaptability as an entrepreneur, VP of Marketing, and salesman. At Honeywell Tom encouraged adaptability in others by persuading chemical plants and refineries to change from analog control to digital process control. While at Symbolics, a cutting-edge artificial intelligence company, Tom became their number one salesman of programming and multi-tasking systems. Most recently, as VP of Marketing at conceptive.com brought Bildr no-code software development to market.
Tom’s interest in using technology to connect to target audiences via broadcast led Tom to produce some 1300 podcasts, with millions of downloads, for Motorola, BMC Software, AVICAL, TaoOfColor.com, MixingLight.com, and his own businesses. Tom was also a professional colorist, applying his artistic drive to the process of grading dozens of full-length movies, documentaries, web shorts, and advertisements for businesses globally. His mantra was and still is to encourage everyone to think and feel and grow their awareness of color from story creation through post-production and distribution. He applies the same mantra to any business: become aware, be curious, adapt, move forward.
Over the span of his careers, Tom has organically fashioned himself into a facilitator of conversations around technology applications and the problems of the times. After a robust technology career, the conversation nearest his heart is addressing how best to educate young people on the skill of adaptability in the workplace — the same skill he developed from birth which has contributed to his value as an employee and an entrepreneur.
By bearing witness to emerging technology, global economies, and their unprecedented whims, Tom seeks to give voice and visibility to this pivotal dialogue about adaptability through his work as a writer and public speaker.
Tom is a FCC licensed radio operator – KB5RF FCC License Extra Class, 2nd degree black belt in Aikido and trained facilitator in shadowwork processes. Tom received his BSEE from Texas A&M University.