Van Van Noy

240 Flips | 7 Magazines | 21 Likes | 5 Following | 495 Followers | @vannovv | Senior System Architect , Windows, Linux, VMware, Father, Husband, Toastmaster

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

Making a presentation at work can be scary. Some of us fear public speaking more than death. However, like many things in life, giving presentations …

Public Speaking

Dashboards for DevOps: Examples of What to Measure

<i></i>0<i></i>4<i></i>0<i></i>3So you’ve officially hopped on the DevOps bandwagon. You’re working alongside your dev or ops counterpart, you’re deploying more frequently, and …

DevOps

Toastmasters International on LinkedIn: “25 Ways to Nail Your…

25 Ways to Nail Your Workplace Presentation The prospect of presenting at your job might strike fear into your heart, but it's a unique opportunity…

How Great Speakers Make It Look Easy

The right preparation allows you to deliver amazing value for the audience -- which drives referrals and repeat engagements.<p>Great speakers make giving presentations look deceptively easy. You may think there's nothing to it because when delivered well, it almost looks effortless. But, the truth is, …

5 must-do security steps for Kubernetes

Kubernetes offers a wealth of security features and options, but implementing them can be complicated, and many of the default settings are not …

Kubernetes

Handheld Flashlight Techniques Are Essential Skills For Personal Defense

Handheld flashlight techniques are an essential skill for personal defense.In the age of high-quality, dependable firearm-mounted lights, the …

Self Defense

Secrets Of A Public Speaking Coach: 'Don't Waste Your Audience's Time'

'Be real and sincere and it’s very hard to go wrong.' 📚<p>When doing presentations at work, employees usually fall into two camps: those that thrive …

8 ways to bolster Kubernetes security

As an orchestration platform, Kubernetes can affect many runtime security functions, including authentication, authorization, logging, and resource …

IDG Contributor Network: 5 principles of monitoring microservices

I started programming when I was seven (on paper and without a computer, but that’s another story). One thing I learned early is that software …

Microservices

Become a Public Speaking Phenom With These 8 Simple Tips

Speaking onstage to hundreds of people can be daunting, so follow these tips to captivate an audience.<p>As a television anchor, I'm used to being in front of a camera. What I'm not used to is speaking to a room full of blinking, live human beings. It's one thing to stare into a camera lens; it's …

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade

How to get your audience more engaged by making them laugh.<p>David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was …

Container Monitoring: Prometheus and Grafana Vs. Sysdig and Sysdig Monitor

Since its debut in 2013, Docker has exploded in popularity, and the company has completely revolutionized the way we manage applications. Articles no …

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

The best CEO presenters follow one rule that made Steve Jobs a master showman.<p>Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully …

A Bad-Ass .380? Grand Power CP 380

Grand Power makes some incredible handguns. Some have referred to them as, “the best handguns you’ve never heard of”. I’ve been fortunate to get my …

Cruxord Stainless Steel Guide Rod for your Glock

As a product review writer, I find excitement in the big, fancy products just like everyone else. Equally, I find the little components that …

This $38 wireless camera lets your smartphone see where no other phone can

The Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera is easily one of the coolest smartphone accessories we’ve come across in recent history. Our readers …

The Deadly “Cs” of Concealed Carry

You may have seen the YouTube video clip I am about to describe. It involves a law enforcement officer in a classroom with an “unloaded” Glock 40. He …

Self Defense

Born on the cloud but behind the times: How Pinterest doubled down on containers and Kubernetes

AUSTIN – Pinterest was one of the first clear cloud-computing success stories: now valued at over $12 billion, the massive site launched on Amazon …

This is the best trick to remember someone’s name

Before a networking event filled with people whose names I need to remember, sometimes I will mouth out the names to myself right before I enter the …

Kubernetes Log Forwarding with Syslog

Logs help you troubleshoot issues with your clusters and apps. Sometimes, you might want to send logs somewhere for processing or long-term storage. …

Gerber One Flip Knife

Price: $37-$42 | Buy | LinkA sweet looking and comfortable to use pocket flipper knife, with grippy, textured blade scales made from anodized …

Knives

Glock E-Trainer - Dry Fire Training Tool for Your EDC Glock

<b>U.S.A.</b> –-(Ammoland.com)- I have spent a lot of money on training guns to practice dry firing. A SIRT training pistol will cost you about what an …

7 Must-Use Audience Engagement Tips From a Professional Storyteller

Terence Mickey on how to connect with your audience and why it matters.<p>Connecting with your audience is vital to your business.<p>It is the same for when you're on stage.<p>Last week I wrote about every business is show business when it comes to public speaking. This week, I asked for tips and insights …

What Kubernetes Needs to Run in Production

<i>(Editor’s Note: This chapter originally appeared in June 2017 as part of our eBook series on Kubernetes. Since then, some of the technologies have</i> …

If You're Using Images In PowerPoint Presentations, You're Doing It Wrong. Here's What to Use Instead

When a picture isn't worth a thousand words.<p>Every night before bed, I wash my face, brush my teeth, and scroll endlessly through Instagram--staring at photos of friends, family, and people I will never meet. Each picture speaks volumes--some would even say a thousand words. And while I love a good …

Introducing AKS (managed Kubernetes) and Azure Container Registry improvements

Today, we are proud to announce the preview of AKS (Azure Container Service), our new managed Kubernetes service. We have seen customers fall in love …

Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support

When it comes to container orchestration, it seems clear that Kubernetes, the open source tool developed by Google, has won the battle for operations’ hearts and minds. It therefore shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention that Docker announced native support for …

The 4 Things Every Great Speaker Must Do Before Delivering a Presentation

Warm-up like an actor, perform like an athlete, succeed like the speaker you are.<p>What do athletes, actors and speakers have in common? They need to perform--and do it well.<p>With every public speaking engagement, speakers need to "step up to the plate" and "hit their mark." Eloquent delivery and an …

Elon Musk Fails Public Speaking 101. Here's Why We Hang on Every Word (and What You Can Learn From Him)

SpaceX founder stammers his way through groundbreaking presentation in Adelaide, Australia.<p>In a 40-minute speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, Elon Musk unveiled his ambitious new plans for his rocket company SpaceX. Make that very ambitious. SpaceX plans to …

5 Reasons Public Speaking Isn't Working for You and How to Fix It

Business owners who speak well are likely to generate more revenue.<p>Every business owner leads presentations. They present their idea to investors. They present their product or service to customers. They present their company values to employees. Finally, they can, do, and should present at …