The Joy of Speaking

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I have been speaking at conferences and events for several years now.  But this past week (Aug 4-6, 2015) was an awesome experience.

I was honored to be invited to speak at two conferences during the same week.  At both of the conferences, I shared my topic “Visual Testing: It’s Not What You Look At, It’s What You See”.  In this topic, we reviewed how that our eyes sometimes see something that our brains do not notice.  Many times these things are right in front of your face, yet you don’t see it.  We talked about how the brain works, and how that testers can improve their skills by noticing their “Inattentional Blindness”.

06 - CAST01I started my week in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the CAST 2015 conference.  After speaking there on Wednesday, August 5, I then jumped on a plane and headed to Washington, DC, where I would then speak at the Agile 2015 conference on Thursday, August 6.

If you’re interested in what I was speaking, you can view the slides on slideshare at the following link:

My Visual Testing Slides – at Slideshare

I hope you get a chance to look at pictures that I took from the conference.  They can be found at my Facebook page below:

My Facebook Page – Conference Pictures

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Today, I felt it was time to separate my personal Facebook page from my future writing, speaking, and other adventures of life.

If you are a follower of me here on my blog, and you have Facebook, i invite you to check out my new Facebook page!

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Don’t Miss these STP Testing Interviews!

STP has two interviews coming this week…..check them out.

 STP Radio Live:  What the 80’s Taught Me About Testing

With: Mike Lyles – Sr QA Manager, Lowe’s Companies, Inc

Get an inside scoop from International Keynote speaker Mike Lyles as he discusses his upcoming keynote presentation: “What the 80’s Taught Me About Testing

Mike is an STP Advisory member, performance tester, and passionate about organizational leadership. Rich Hand will ask him difficult questions like: “Who was you favorite 80’s band?” and other relevant testing questions. It should be fun!

LISTEN LIVE: Tuesday, March 11th – 5pm Eastern

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STP Radio Live:  Interview with Perf Testing Pro Mark Tomlinson!

With: Mark Tomlinson, Independent Performance Engineer, West Evergreen Consulting, LLC

Join STP Conference advisory member, performance tester, speaker, and testing pro as he answers probing and critical questions like: ” what is your favorite brand of scotch?” and other such interesting questions. Rich Hand, host of the upcoming STPCon in New Orleans will interview Perf Bytes host Mark Tomlinson and ask host type questions. It should be fun!

LISTEN LIVE: Monday, March 10th – 3pm Eastern

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The Mike Lyles 2013 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Happy New Year 2014 to my followers!!  What an Amazing Year 2013 was for me…. My ultimate goal in life has been to touch as many lives as possible with my writing, speaking, and work.  In July 2012,  I started a blog, that by the end of 2012 had nearly 2000 hits.  But I wanted more.  I end 2013 right on the edge of 10,000 hits.  I can’t wait for that moment to come, but it’s only the beginning for me.  Whether folks come here to read my leadership and management articles, they come to learn more about software testing, or they come for something else; my simple goal is to always have something interesting for everyone to crave when they come to this site!

Whether you come to www.MikeWLyles.com or you come to www.ManIKnowEverything.com (M.I.K.E.), I hope to see you more this year than ever!  Let’s share an awesome year in 2014!

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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