Tech After Five

Tech After Five

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We build the tech community by creating meaningful connections through live, face to face networking events, purposeful emails, and this entertaining podcast.


How To Get Your Next Job in Charleston (UPDATED)
Oct 21 • 21 min
Want to know how to move your tech career forward? There are lots of people trying to help. We invited Richard Sykora from Blackbaud back to talk about the updates that have been made to one of our favorite events for Job Seekers. The event is RestartSC…
Why You Should Start At The Top And How To Get Started
Oct 17 • 17 min
Are you stuck at a gatekeeper? You might have this problem when you are in sales, consulting, or looking for a new job. The problem is most people start at the wrong place. Sure, it’s good to have connections, but you want to make sure you can use those…
Will the GizmoWatch Work for You or Your Kids?
Sep 29 • 11 min
In our last podcast on Good Digital Parenting, Kate Jay of Verizon mentioned the GizmoWatch as a great option for your child that might not be ready for a smartphone, but might be ready for some of the features you might get with a smartphone. Well, that…
How To Develop A Digital Parenting Plan That Works For You
Sep 24 • 20 min
If you’ve got kids of any age, then you’re probably wondering how to decide when they should have a smartphone and what the rules for digital devices should be. It can be overwhelming. Tablets, phones and consoles are fun. As a parent, it can be easy to…
Introducing Tech After Five in Little Rock, Arkansas
Sep 12 • 21 min
We’ve launched Tech After Five in a brand new city. You’re probably wondering how that happens and what kind of people would launch a formatted networking event especially for IT professionals. We’ve got that answer, plus an introduction to the people and…
What you need to know about your first Tech After Five
Aug 22 • 24 min
You’ve decided to come to a Tech After Five live event. Awesome! Thanks for coming. Since we’re not like other networking events, we want to give you everything you need to succeed. This podcast will let you know what to expect so you feel at home at your…
How To Find A Mentor
Jul 26 • 22 min
So, you’ve decided you need a mentor. Or perhaps you just think it would be a good idea. The truth is that having someone you can trust with questions about your professional future can be a game changer. “A lot of people have gone further than they…
Seven Tips for Building Your Personal Brand (In Person)
Jun 9 • 19 min
Do you feel like people don’t know who you are? Do you feel like even people who do know you well can’t tell their friends what you do? It may be that you haven’t established a personal brand. After all, even your friends, colleagues, and even family…
How to get your tech business promoted on TV news shows… with Tim Waller
May 29 • 21 min
Want to get your business some attention on mainstream media? Who can blame you? If you’ve got the kind of business that would benefit from exposure to tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands or more people, then television is the most well established…
How to grow your team’s tech skills without breaking the bank. (plus a special invitation.) - Joel Davis of Follett Software Solutions talks about the DIY Conf.
Apr 16 • 22 min
Few people realize that a 140 year old business has a software development lab in Greenville, SC. Although they have a couple of hundred tech people all over the world, they’ve got fifty or so in Greenville, SC. In this episode of the Tech After Five…
Building Tribe through CoWork, Conversation, and Conference. We talk to Chris Merritt.
Mar 28 • 25 min
One of my favorite CoWorking spaces to visit is Atlas Local. There is a really special sense of community in this location. It’s the people, of course. That doesn’t happen by accident. Atlas Local has both endured and grown and they continue to host a…
How to Get Your Next Tech Job in Charleston, SC
Mar 14 • 21 min
Want to know how to move your tech career forward? There are lots of people trying to help. We invite Richard Sykora from Blackbaud to talk about how he came to SC, how he finds the people he needs, and how he has become part of the RestartSC organization…
How to Connect with the CyberSecurity Community including ISSA and the BSides Greenville conference.
Feb 18 • 19 min
CyberSecurity is a hot topic. It makes the news in all the wrong ways as bad guys keep hacking private data. Many times breaches occur because there simply aren’t enough professionals in the field. This episode is a conversation with cybersecurity expert…
How to Use the Tech After Five List to Improve Your Professional Networking (New for 2019)
Feb 11 • 18 min
Want to improve your networking? Go to better events. We wish we were kidding about that, but it’s true that most networking events are so poorly designed that they yield no results at all. We do things differently at Tech After Five. For years we have…
How to Use Social Media to Enhance Your Live Networking
Oct 17, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode of the Tech After Five Podcast, Phil Yanov & Scott Pfeiffer talk to Ashley Coleman about her techniques and successes in creating viral LinkedIn posts to support her face to face networking efforts. Want huge effects? Us, too. It turns out…
Startup Story: Harold Hughes & Bandwagon Attack Ticket Fraud
Sep 21, 2018 • 39 min
Phil Yanov and Scott Pfeiffer talk to Harold Hughes about his Startup Bandwagon. Bandwagon brings blockchain to bear on tickets for sporting events. Their system allows teams to know who is in the seats, creating a better experience and offering a path to…
Mac or PC? How Do You Decide Now?
Aug 14, 2018 • 10 min
Three times over the past few weeks I’ve had someone ask me about buying a new computer. They were all in a place where they were starting over and they could decide whether they should go with Apple or Windows. In this shorter, bonus edition of the Tech…
Use LinkedIn Nearby to Power Up Your Professional Networking
Aug 8, 2018 • 9 min
In this Networking Power Tools edition of the Tech After Five podcast Phil Yanov & Scott Pfeiffer talk about how you can use the Find Nearby feature in the LinkedIn app to enhance your professional networking efforts. Properly used, you can expand your…
How Do We Get More Women In IT?
Aug 6, 2018 • 27 min
How do we get more Women in IT? We know there is a gender gap. We also know that teams with diversity perform better. What can we do to create a more favorable on-ramp for Women in IT? In this episode of the Tech After Five podcast we talk to Pamela Wood…
The Power of Personal Experiments. How to Level Yourself Up.
Aug 1, 2018 • 14 min
Feel stuck in a rut? Feel like your skills are falling behind? Wondering if you could even begin to learn something new? Maybe you want to wean yourself off of a habit. Well, we’ve got a Mastermind Technique for you. We run experiments. Short. Pointed.…
How to Raise A Million Dollars
Jul 24, 2018 • 44 min
Need to raise money for your venture? You are not alone. An important part of any startup’s life is interacting with investors. How do you find the people who are interested in putting money in your business? There’s a path for that. We talk to serial…
Lessons of a Serial Entrepreneur - Braddock Cunningham
Jul 23, 2018 • 51 min
Building a business you can one day sell is no accident. Too many entrepreneurs fail to realize the value of their businesses by failing to plan for their eventual exit. In this interview with serial entrepreneur Braddock Cunningham we talk about his…
How to Prepare for A Networking Event (like ours.)
Jul 22, 2018 • 17 min
Worried that networking might be a waste of your time? We offer some quick, actionable advice on how to get the most out of networking at Tech After Five’s face to face networking events. By the way, this advice will probably work for other events as…
Five LinkedIn Mistakes You Need to Avoid
Jul 19, 2018 • 18 min
If you are going to up your professional networking game, you’ll need to make sure your LinkedIn profile is not the thing that keeps you from connecting. We’ve seen some horror stories and there are some errors so egregious that we just delete the…
How to Get a Job in a Week — Using Social Media + Face to Face Connecting
Jul 19, 2018 • 41 min
Looking for your next job? Think you might be looking for your next job? We’ve got specific, actionable advice on what you need to be doing in order to land your next gig. If you are looking for work, but don’t have a plan, chances are your job search is…
Send us your questions
Jul 19, 2018 • 1 min
We are launching the tech after five podcast on anchor FM. We are very excited about that because it will let you put your questions to us. We are about Community. We are about you. We want you to be part of the show. Send us your questions, this episode…