Speaking Tech"ese", in three simple steps


A frequent question I receive, that may help the technical and non-technical communicators in this very technical world we live in: 


What advice would you give to someone who isn't completely confident in their abilities? I've been doing this for a long time, but my confidence doesn't match my resume. When asked certain technical questions I'm worried I might stumble or hesitate since I usually depend on year's worth of notes to work through problems, not just my memory.  What advice do you have? 

My response: 


For me, and everyone has a different approach, is broken into (3) steps: 


#1BE CONFIDENT AND SHIFT WHEN NEEDED: Be confident in all that you have already accomplished and when you get in a tight spot, move the conversation back to an area of strength for you. The amazing thing about technology is that much of it ties together.