Women from India and other neighboring countries: Join us in two 2.5-hour hands-on, interactive Zoom calls to build your expertise, generate WordPress-related topics, and start building your talk.
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9:30am-12:00pm, IST (Part 1)
Sunday, September 24, 2023, 9:30am-12:00pm, IST (Part 2)
About this event
What do I need to speak at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp?
Here’s what you need:
- talk topic
- well crafted title
- great lecture description
It is also very useful when:
- feel like you’re on stage
- Overcome tension and show your presence on stage
Some of us struggle with this more than others. For Indian women, these can be especially difficult.
GreenGeeks is helping the WordPress community team Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) organize and host the workshop “Speaker Workshop for Indian Women in the WordPress Community”.
This is a workshop for women from India (other countries are welcome) who are looking to speak at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp.
When we say “women” we include anyone who sometimes or always identifies as a woman.
Intrigued by the idea of speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp? The focus of this hands-on online workshop is to create a WordPress-related topic to speak on.
This includes writing well-crafted titles, building speaking confidence, and overcoming nervousness. Not to mention being on stage and practicing speaking in a safe space.
At the end of the workshop, you will have an idea for your talk, an outline of one topic, a title, a proposal/suggestion to apply for the event, giving you the confidence to go on stage.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to practice speaking.
No public speaking experience required. This workshop is for all levels of experience.
who should attend?
This workshop is ideal for those who:
- You sometimes or always identify as a woman
- Thinking about speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp but can’t think of a topic
- you think you know nothing worth talking about
- I want to go on stage with more confidence
This workshop will consist of two 2.5 hour sessions. Part 1 and Part 2.
Part 1: Saturday, September 23, 2023 (9:30am-12:00pm IST):
- Why do you speak at WordPress Meetups and WordCamps?
- Clearing up misconceptions about speakers and speaking styles
- Think of a topic and choose one
- Write a meetup description or WordCamp proposal
- practice speaking in front of a group
Part 2: Sunday, September 24, 2023 (9:30am-12:00pm IST):
(Prerequisite: Part 1 on September 23, 2023)
- come up with a great title
- write a summary
- Tips for becoming a better speaker
- practice telling short stories
- The workshop will be held in English.
- You can turn live transcript on or off.
- Let us know if you have other accessibility needs.
why do this?
GreenGeeks values diversity, especially the empowerment of women around the world. We see a world of mixed organizers and leaders, including gender.
Public speaking is one of the direct paths to great opportunities for people. This is why we co-organize this event with #WPDiversity and work closely with them. Jill Binderthe lead of Diversity Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity)and funded Jill’s work to hold this workshop.
This workshop follows two previous workshops in India that we hosted and helped to organize. Indian Female Speaker Workshop at WordPress Community 2022 and Empowering Female Speakers at India 2021 WordPress Event.
This is the second year in a row that we are holding this particular style of workshop, working directly with women in India who are looking to become speakers.
“This is a great opportunity to learn. Even if you’re confident in public speaking, this workshop will help you understand how to narrow down your topic, how to pitch, and what to keep in mind when speaking in public. Thanks to the organizers for helping make this happen and to Jill for running it and getting everyone involved.“ – Akshaya Rane, Software Developer, Thane, India
“The feedback process was great. There was a nice balance of constructive criticism and praise, which helped build confidence. but this is difficult to do alone without feedback.” – Karishma Sundaram, Content Strategist
Please help us share this event with women in India and neighboring countries. If this workshop interests you, Get your tickets on Eventbrite now!