Women in India and other nearby countries: Join us for two 2.5-hour hands-on, interactive Zoom calls to own your expertise, generate WordPress-related topics, and start building a talk!
Saturday, September 24, 2022 9am-11:30am IST (Part 1)
Sunday, September 25, 2022 9am-11:30am IST (Part 2)
About this event
GreenGeeks is helping the Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) organize and host a workshop: Speaker Workshop for India Women in the WordPress Community.
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 of 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.
Who Should Attend?
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 workshop will be two 2.5-hour sessions; Part 1 and Part 2.
We will cover:
Part 1: Saturday, September 24, 2022 (9am-11:30am IST):
- Why speak at WordPress Meetup or WordCamps?
- Dispel some myths about speakers/speaking
- Come up with topics and choose one
- Write a meetup description or WordCamp proposal
- Practice speaking in front of a group
Part 2: Sunday, September 25, 2022 (9am-11:30am IST):
(Prerequisite: Part 1 on September 24, 2022)
- Come up with a great title
- Write the outline
- Tips on becoming a better speaker
- Practice giving a short talk
- A live transcript will be available to turn on or off.
- Please let us know if you have any other accessibility needs.
Why We Are Doing This
GreenGeeks values diversity, particularly empowering women around the world. We see a world where there is a mix of different organizers and leaders, including a mix of genders.
Public speaking is one of the direct paths that open up great opportunities for people. This is why we are co-organizing this event with #WPDiversity, and working closely with Jill Binder, the lead of the Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity), to host this workshop.
This workshop follows the workshop that we hosted and helped to organize last year (2021) where we brought in Jill Binder to teach WordPress Event Organizers how to hold a speaker workshop for women.
This year, we want to work directly with the women we are supporting with this project. That is why we are holding the women voices workshop itself, rather than a “train the trainers” version of the workshop.
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
Please help us share this event with women in India and nearby countries, and if this workshop is for you, please get your ticket on the Eventbrite now!