Diverse Speaker Training Workshop Part 4

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 4: Becoming a better speaker, creating great slides, handling questions and signing up

Learning outcomes

  • Learn a few tips for strengthening the delivery of your talk. 
  • Understanding techniques to improve your stage presence
  • Learn some ways to help handle nerves
  • Learn tips for handling Q&A
  • Identify the basics of making clear, presentable slides

Comprehension questions

  • What are some techniques to address nervousness while speaking?
  • What are some do’s and don’ts of becoming a better speaker?
  • What are some best practices when it comes to handling Q&A?
  • What are some common tricky question types, and how can you handle them?
  • What do you want to avoid when creating your slides? What are some hallmarks of good, clear slides?
  • Length 23 mins
  • Topic Diversity
  • Language English
  • Captions English

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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 voted runner-up for the 2020 BraveIT Award, featured as a Person of WordPress on WordPress.org in 2019, 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 Tech Lead at Kanopi Studios. WordCamp Ottawa and WordPress Ottawa meetup co-organizer. . WordCamp speaker. Karate sensei, latin ballroom dancer, and clarinetist.
Chandrika Sista
Chandrika is a WordPress developer. She works with small businesses and individuals to provide custom WordPress solutions for their businesses. She started working with WordPress in 2011. She is the lead developer for the Chamber Dashboard plugins which provide an easy way for Chambers of Commerce to build a membership site. She was the lead organizer for the Seattle WordCamp in 2017 and an active member of the Seattle WordPress Meetup. She is currently the organizer for the Cupertino WordPress Meetup. She is part of the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training project where they run workshops to help more women speak at WordCamps. She contributes to the end user WordPress documentation.
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.