Robin Glauser

My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

6 tips on how to combat your nervousness when public speaking

1. Understand that it’s completely normal you’re nervous. There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. the liars. – Mark Twain The reason why you get excited and nervous when speaking is because you care about what you are going to say. You are anxious about making a fool out of yourself. This feeling … Read More

Creating a Toastmaster Timer with Arduino Part 1: Schematics

Sometime ago I was asked to be a time judge at a local toastmaster contest and measure the time for the speeches. This gave me a great idea for a project with my Arduino which I got laying around. I could create a timer which automatically raises the flags with a servo to indicate the time left for the speaker. I started … Read More

You don’t need to know everything.

I know one thing: that I know nothing – Plato This quote from the greek philosopher Plato has stuck with me through my four years of apprenticeship as a IT specialist. In todays information age, it’s not possible to be all knowing. It’s much more important to know that you can’t know everything. My main task in my first year … Read More