Tag Archives: ‘public speaking’

WordCamp Video Highlight 2018/05/18

You have been involved in WordPress for a year or two. You enjoy WordCamps and the WordPress Community, the chats that take place in Slack, Facebook and other online groups. You work hard and become proficient in several areas of WordPress.

Finally, you decide to “give back” and submit a presentation for a WordCamp. You get a notification that your presentation has been accepted! Your first talk is just weeks away.

The big day arrives, you find yourself standing in front of a room full of people who are eager to hear what you have to say.

Panic sets in, you’re not a professional speaker! What to do? What to do?

It’s Glossophobia — a really cool and geeky name for the fear of public speaking

The videos highlighted this week give tips for overcoming those fears, preparing a presentation and beginning your journey in public speaking.

Ángel G. Zinsel: Miedo y PÁNICO a hablar en público

La comunidad WordPress es cada día más grande y está llena de oportunidades para compartir nuestro conocimiento con ella. Pero, ¿qué pasa si tengo miedo escénico?

The WordPress community is getting bigger every day and is full of opportunities to share our knowledge with it. But, what happens if I have stage fright?

Slides can be found here.

Luca Sartoni: The Art of Public Speaking

Comunicare significa letteralmente mettere in comune. È qualcosa che facciamo continuamente, spesso senza troppo pensarci, e gli esperti di comunicazione ci dicono che è impossibile non comunicare.

Communicating literally means sharing. It is something we do continuously, often without too much thinking about it, and communication experts tell us that it is impossible not to communicate.

Steve Carr: Make Winning Presentations

Your team has the skills and techniques they need to make the best decision. Fast. Smart. Efficient. Your presentation covers all of the details. You’ve made your key points clear and you’ve reiterated them at the end of your presentation. But, you still run into resistance. And often, it’s from the same people or teams. By using The Six Thinking Hats, you can ensure your presentation is seen in the best light by each of those stakeholders. The Six Thinking Hats, or modes, was developed by Dr. Edward De Bono. De Bono was a physician, psychologist, author and inventor who originated the term lateral thinking.

WordCamp Video Highlight 2018/03/02

Lax: adjective, laxer, laxest: not strict or severe; careless or negligent; a lax attitude toward discipline.

That is pretty much me the last few months. I am making a concerted effort to get myself back on track. This weekend I am heading to WordCamp Lancaster and hope to get my WordPress mojo back in order.

This week I am trying to make up for the Friday’s I have missed by featuring four videos.

Ngonidzashe Mhuruyengwe: WordPress plugins… how many is too much?

Have you ever wondered just how many WordPress plugins you should use? Or how you ought to choose one from a hundred?

Michael Veenstra: The Anatomy Of A Hacked Site

In this talk, Michael will discuss the roadmap of a typical WordPress site getting “hacked”. From start to finish, he looks at how victims can be identified, how sites are breached, how persistent backdoors are established, and how the attackers will exploit the compromised site.

Luca Sartoni: The Art of Public Speaking – Italian

Communicating literally means sharing. It is something we do continuously, often without too much thinking about it, and communication experts tell us that it is impossible not to communicate.

Arturoquiros: Promoviendo el emprendimiento y creatividad con Neurociencia – Spanish

The guidelines for innovating in environments where people just do not want to “bother” and just want to earn a salary will be explored. It teaches the importance of being different and also shows the possible scenarios when someone “dares” to innovate and focuses a lot on human growth, as a main factor of innovation and shows from an entrepreneurial perspective, how to get to innovate and the challenges that suppose have the courage to do something new or improve the existing.