logo image

TD Magazine Article

Member Benefit

Public Speaking Struggles for Technical Professionals

Knowing what may hinder workers in technical roles will help TD to develop solutions to overcome the challenges.


Mon Jun 03 2024

Public Speaking Struggles for Technical Professionals

I didn't know what the matrix effect was until I had a chance meeting with my supervisor years ago. At the time, I worked as a product development engineer in the medical devices industry. As part of my job, I often performed molecular testing on bone samples, looking for a minimum protein concentration in the samples. One day, after running samples, I was shocked to see that I got no results—zeros across the board. My supervisor happened to be walking by when the results appeared on my computer screen. He was shocked too. When he asked why there would be all zeros when that had never happened before, I hesitated to speak.

You've Reached ATD Member-only Content

Become an ATD member to continue

Already a member?Sign In



June 2024 - TD Magazine

View Articles

Copyright © 2024 ATD

ASTD changed its name to ATD to meet the growing needs of a dynamic, global profession.

Terms of UsePrivacy NoticeCookie Policy