Online Stage Presence

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

Learning outcomes

  1. Learn tips to help improve your online stage presence
  2. Identify ways to become a better speaker, and things to avoid
  3. Discover techniques for handling nerves

Comprehension questions

  • What are some ways you can practice speaking online?
  • What are some becoming a better speaker “dos”? “Don’ts”?
  • What steps can you take to help handle nerves?
  • How can we connect with our online audience?
  • Length 32 mins
  • Topic Diversity
  • Language English
  • Captions English

You must agree to our Code of Conduct in order to participate.

I lead the Diverse Speaker Training group in the 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 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.
Hari Shanker R
I am a Community Manager for WordPress, and my contributions are sponsored by Automattic. WordPress is one of my biggest passions in my life and I enjoy working on programs that support the global WordPress community. I believe that open-source tech has the potential to make the world a better place. I have had a rather diverse career with significant experience in the domains of Retail Banking, Print & Web Journalism, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Professional Blogging, and Education. Outside of work, I enjoy writing (blogging) as a hobby, and I’m a compulsive bibliophile. I’m also happily married pet-parent.