Diverse Speaker Training Workshop Part 2

This workshop is for people from marginalized or underrepresented groups who are thinking about speaking at WordPress events. You do not need to have any experience in public speaking, and this workshop is for all levels of experience.

Part 2: Writing your Pitch

Learning outcomes

  • Identify what makes for a great title
  • Learn what makes for a successful pitch
  • Write the first draft of your pitch
  • Learn what makes for a great bio
  • Write the first draft of your bio

Comprehension questions

  • What are some important points to consider when writing your talk pitch?
  • What are the hallmarks of a great title?
  • What should your bio include?

  • Length43 mins
  • TopicDiversity
  • LanguageEnglish

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I lead the Diverse Speaker Training group in the WordPress.org Community Team. We have a workshop that encourages more diverse folks to apply to speak at WordPress events.

I helped organize the first BuddyCamp and for three years co-organized WordCamp Vancouver. I was named one of the top 100 Influencers of WordPress in 2014 by Torque Magazine and one of the top 10 Women of WordPress by CloudWays.

Aurooba Ahmed

Interests: content-first web development, PHP, JS, React, HTML, CSS

I care about friendly useable websites built with clean and elegant code. Always doing my best to keep learning and building my best.

Angela Jin

An inveterate volunteer, Angela has a longstanding passion for building strong, inclusive communities. She joined Automattic in 2018 as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project, and adores working with WordPress communities around the world. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Angela is currently trying out Madrid, Spain, where she delights in learning Spanish, exploring by eating, and reading a good book.

Miriam Goldman

WordPress Engineer at Kanopi Studios. WordCamp Ottawa and WordPress Ottawa meetup co-organizer. Train the Trainers lead for Diverse Speaker Training group. WordCamp speaker. Karate sensei, latin ballroom dancer, and clarinetist.

Chandrika Guntur

WordPress theme development, Plugin development

Bhargav Mehta

Humming to the melodies of A. R. Rahman is my full-time job. Expanding the horizons of knowledge by reading is what people always find me doing. E-commerce raises my dopamine levels and hence I work on E-comm projects. Currently working as Assistant Project Manager at Commerce Pundit.