Things change rapidly in the WordPress world. The content in this post is more than a year old and may no longer represent best practices.
Documents & Files
Original Presentation Slides (Google Slides)
- Want to See a More Diverse WordPress Contributor Community? So Do We.
- Diversifying WordPress
- Speaker Training (and Diversity Outreach)
- Diverse Speakers in Tech
Links Referenced in the Slides
Sallie’s Pro Tips for Speakers
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If the event has a theme, tie your talk into the theme. If they want talks aimed at beginners, don’t submit a talk aimed at experts.
This tip holds true for job applications and RFPs as well as speaker proposals. Pay attention to what they’re asking for.
Dress for the microphone.
Most large events give you a headset or lapel mic with a clip-on battery, so be sure to have a collar and a pocket or waistband. Sometimes you will have to deal with both a hand-held and a lapel mic, because one is for the video recording and one for the PA system.
Chew the microphone.
Most hand-held mics (especially the wired kind) are designed only to pick up sounds very close to them. If you hold the mic too far from your mouth, your voice won’t be amplified.