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Therman Trotman is a husband and father of 3. He’s been in the IT field for 16 years, he’s an Army veteran, a NYC native and a SharePoint developer. Therman feels that the number one key to growing your career is building relationships.

 

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Key Takeaways

  • You have to build technology / solutions with real people in mind. They won’t use it if the UX isn’t a great fit for them.
  • Good people will beat out bad technology.
  • It’s not about the tools, it’s not about apps, it’s all about the people.
  • There are 3 types of power:
    • Having the Boss title.
    • Technical Knowledge.
    • Relationships — This is the stongetst of the 3.
  • If you’re an introvert, stop caring about what people think about you, both professionally and personally.
    • Detach yourself from how others feel about you.
    • Allow others have their opinion.
    • Be yourself.
    • Keep your general convictions.
  • Look on the bright side of things. Intentionally choose the good.
  • Don’t think too much, just try it.

 

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