Human Factors in Engineering

T10 How to Effectively Communicate Technical Ideas to Non-Technical Audiences


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory

Amber Vanderburg


Pathwayz Group

Think of the times when you have to collaborate with business units, cross-departmental teams, and other functions. Too often complex ideas and jargon can impact cross-departmental communication and collaboration effectiveness and efficiency. In this session, I will share practical tools you can implement to explain, communicate, and include non-technical team members in a technical conversation. You will learn how to quickly and effectively communicate complex ideas through stories, data, and experiences for a more productive conversation

You will learn:

  • Tools to communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences
  • How to quickly assess the baseline understanding of your audience
  • How to quickly check for understanding in your messaging