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Speaking at a WordCamp

Speaking at a WordCamp

Presentation at the WordPress London Meetup on 9th October 2014


Siobhan McKeown

October 09, 2014

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  1. Speaking at a WordCamp Siobhan McKeown @SiobhanPMcKeown

  2. // photo CC License Karin Christen

  3. What is a WordCamp?

  4. What is WordCamp London?

  5. Why Speak?

  6. Share your knowledge

  7. Show off your skills

  8. Engage with the community

  9. Meet other speakers

  10. The Application Process

  11. The Call for Papers

  12. The decision-making process

  13. Your Application

  14. Should I apply?

  15. Do Think about what makes you unique

  16. Do Tell a story

  17. Do Direct your proposal to the attendees

  18. Do Be specific

  19. Do Stick to the point

  20. Do Pose a question

  21. Do Check out WordPress.tv

  22. Do Trial your session at a meetup

  23. Do Check your spelling

  24. Don’t Pitch a product

  25. Don’t Ask to speak in exchange for sponsorship

  26. Don’t Violate the trademark

  27. Don’t Violate the GPL

  28. A Great WordCamp Presentation

  29. What’s your story?

  30. Share your knowledge

  31. Stay on time

  32. Work on your slides

  33. Practice, Practice, Practice

  34. Never spoken before?

  35. Your unique perspective

  36. Peer mentoring

  37. Resources

  38. Speaking at a WordCamp: http://plan.wordcamp.org/speaking-at-a-wordcamp/ Speaking.io: http://speaking.io The Secret Structure

    of Great Talks: http://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks How to write a compelling proposal: http://weareallaweso.me/for_speakers/how-to-write-a-compelling-proposal.html Get Speaking: http://getspeak.in
  39. An Introverts Guide to Better Presentations: https://medium.com/@mathowie/an-introverts-guide-to-better-presentations- be7e772b2cb5 How to

    tell a great story: http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/how-to-tell-a-great-story/ Confessions of a public speaker: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Confessions-Public-Speaker-Scott-Berkun/dp/ 1449301959 Presentation skills considered harmful: http://seriouspony.com/blog/2013/10/4/presentation-skills-considered-harmful Delivering Great Technology Presentations: http://chrislema.com/delivering-great-technology-presentations/
  40. siobhan@wordpress.org @SiobhanPMcKeown Get in touch!