Call for Participants: Diverse Speaker Workshop Online April 14-16

During this time of online events, the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) would like to facilitate more diverse voices sharing knowledge and stories in the virtual space. We are going to hold a 3-part workshop, one hour each day, to help people with:

  • Dispelling some myths about speakers/speaking (Overcoming the thought, “But I’m not an expert in anything”)
  • Coming up with topics and choosing one (Answering the question, “I wouldn’t know what to talk about!”)
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  • Online stage presence (new!)

These will all be held at 6-7pm UTC / 2-3pm ET:

  • Tuesday, April 14: Who am I to be speaking? & Finding a topic that people would love to hear (No prerequisite)
  • Wednesday, April 15: Creating a great pitch (Prerequisite: Please come with an idea for a talk. If you don’t have one, then please make sure you attend Tuesday!)
  • Thursday, April 16: Online stage presence (No prerequisite)

You are encouraged to attend all sessions, but you are also welcome to attend only the sessions you wish.

Please note! This training is intended to train speakers who are members of a marginalized or underrepresented group in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, etc.

If this is you, please sign up in the Registration form!

Everyone, please help us spread the word.

Register for the workshop session(s) now

P.S. Others who like to attend these sessions because you want to learn how to be good allies, please note that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion material is not covered in these workshops. If there is enough interest, we could hold a different workshop for you in the future.

Also, we have two documents for you: Building A Diverse Speaker Roster and Inclusive and Welcoming Events.