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REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE I I-CONNECT007 45 gram, of which we're a proud sponsor. Thank you for being here to do this interview. McGalliard: Of course. Matties: You started with a morning welcome and panel session led by Dr. John Mitchell, president and CEO of IPC. Then, you've done some soldering and took a tour of the show floor. What's your takeaway from all of this today? McGalliard: My takeaway is it's all about oppor- tunities. I see what they do here, and it gives me a perspective into the industry itself and what I can do. I was also able to interface with people from Nordson or ITW, get a taste of what they do, and see if there's anything that I can do as far as job opportunities or scholar- ships if they apply. Matties: You've been through leadership train- ing, and you're obviously thoughtful in your answers. What advice would you give other young people? McGalliard: Definitely practice. Whenever you have any type of presentation that you want to give, just practice in front of a mirror and be confident in yourself. I talk to myself all the time, which I know people might think I'm crazy, but it also helps me to get a feel for what I'm supposed to say even in a spontaneous sit- uation. I can go into a place and comfortably give an interview or give a presentation. And also, the way that you carry yourself is very important—the way that you dress and talk. The way that you come across to other people can really help you in your life when it comes to a certain profession or position. Matties: You mentioned to me earlier that you had considered wearing a tie today. What hap- pened? McGalliard: I was going to wear a tie today, but as I walked downstairs for my mom to drive me to school so the bus could pick me up, she said, "You're going to be soldering. You prob- ably shouldn't wear a tie." I said, "It's also a networking event," and she said, "Go put on a

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