Speaker Workshop for Indian Women in the WordPress Community (Sept 24-25)

Speaker Workshop for Indian Women in the WordPress Community (Sept 24-25)

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Women in India: Join us for two 2.5 hour Zoom calls to own your expertise and generate WordPress-related topic to give a talk on.

About this event

This is a workshop for women in India (other countries are welcome to join us, too) who are thinking about speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp.

When we say women, we include anyone who identifies as a woman some or all of the time.

Does the thought of speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp intrigue you? The focus of this hands-on, online workshop will be to generate WordPress-related topics to give a talk on, boost your speaking confidence, and allow you to practice speaking in a safe space. At the end of the workshop you will have a few ideas for talks, an outline on one topic, a title, a pitch/proposal for applying to events, and a chance to practice speaking.

***You do NOT have to have any experience in public speaking. This workshop is for all levels of experience.

This workshop is for you if:

  • You identify as a woman some or all of the time
  • You have thought about speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp but haven’t been able to think of a topic
  • You think you don't know anything worth speaking about
  • You would like to feel more confident about being on stage

This one workshop will be two 2.5 hour sessions, Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1: Saturday, September 24, 2022 (9am-11:30am IST):

  • Why speak at WordPress Meetup or WordCamps?
  • Dispelling some myths about speakers/speaking
  • Coming up with topics and choosing one
  • Writing a meetup description or conference pitch
  • Practice speaking in front of a group

Part 2: Sunday, September 25, 2022 (9am-11:30am IST):

(Prerequisite: Part 1 on September 24, 2022)

  • Coming up with a great title
  • Writing the outline
  • Becoming a better speaker tips
  • Practice giving a short talk

This will be held on Zoom. Everyone will have the chance to participate if they wish in the large group and in small breakout groups of 4-5 each.

Please try to arrive 5 minutes early so that we can start on time.

Accessibility:

  • Live transcript will be available to turn on or off.
  • Please let us know if you have any other accessibility needs.

“I felt like you were reading my mind on some of these points about what holds us back from speaking. And the brainstorm prompts are all really, really good. I walked away with a ton of ideas and newfound confidence. I’m excited to talk now. This workshop works!” – Erika Lewis, Developer

“This workshop was worth my time. I could actually feel myself shift into a ‘speaker mindset!’” – Time, Software Developer

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