Reports: Diverse Speaker Workshops September 2020 & Train the Trainers July-September 2020

The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) normally trains WordPress meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers how to hold their own Diverse Speaker workshop in order to increase how many speaker applications they get from people from marginalized and underrepresented groups.

During the pandemic, the team is delivering the workshop to the global WordPress community online ourselves. We are also starting to slowly reintroduce the original trainings for organizers as people’s bandwidth is slowly increasing.

Each month, we are reporting at the tag #DiverseSpeakerWorkshopsReports how these workshops and trainings are going.

September 2020

Workshop series

In September, we ran our first “Intermediate” speaker three-part workshops series for individuals.

Number who attended: 17
From number of cities: 17
From number of countries: 4 (Nigeria, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States)

Number who attended all 3 workshops: 4
Number who attended 2 workshops: 6

Increase in public speaking confidence after taking the workshops: 15%

Training event organizers

Normally, our team holds frequent trainings teaching WP meetups, WordCamps, and now other WP online event organizers how to run the Diverse Speaker workshops. (“Hold Your Own Diverse Speaker Workshop” or “Train the Trainers”).

Since the pandemic, we have held them three times:

July – by special request, a training for WordPress women in Latin America

Number who attended: 27
From number of cities: 10
From number of countries: 9 (Buenos Aires, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, United States)

July – Global (AMER/EMEA friendly time)

Number who attended: 6
From number of cities: 5
From number of countries: 3 (Serbia, Bulgaria, United States)

October – Global (APAC/EMEA friendly time)

Number who attended: 7
From number of cities: 6
From number of countries: 2 (Japan, Indonesia)

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!

October 2020 discussions & training

Love this? Come attend a workshop series!

October 6, 7, and 8 we are holding discussion groups on three of our videos posted in Learn WordPress.

On October 24, we are having a Train the Trainers for meetup organizers in AMER/EMEA.

Please watch this space for the November intermediate series, which will include a workshop on a story-writing structure for tech talks.

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Diverse Speaker Workshops Report – August 2020

The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) normally trains WordPress meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers how to hold their own Diverse Speaker workshop in order to increase how many speaker applications they get from people from marginalized and underrepresented groups.

During the pandemic, the team is delivering the workshop to the global WordPress community online ourselves.

Each month, we are reporting at the tag #DiverseSpeakerWorkshopsReports how these workshops are going.

August 2020

August’s events consisted of a three-part workshop, one hour each day, three days in a row, and two open practise sessions.

Number who attended: 6
From number of cities: 6
From number of countries: 3 (Canada, United Kingdom, United States)

Number who attended all 3 workshops: 5
Number who attended 2 workshops: 1
Number who attended the open practise sessions: 0

Increase in public speaking confidence after taking the workshops: 38%

Testimonials

“Before taking the workshops, I didn’t have the confidence for public speaking. Thanks to these sessions, I can relax, gather my thoughts, and proceed with my presentation. I would recommend this workshop to people of color in the WordPress ecosystem. You belong here; its a no-judgment zone where you can find your authentic voice.”
– TC, Learner Advocate, @codebrother1

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!

September and October 2020 workshops

Love this? Come attend a workshop series!

In September, we are featuring intermediate public speaking topics and a training for meetup organizers in APAC/EMEA.

In October, we are running the regular series for people who are thinking about getting started speaking at WordPress events and a training for meetup organizers in AMER/EMEA.

https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/09/01/call-for-participants-diverse-speaker-workshops-september-2020/

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Diverse Speaker Workshops Report – July 2020

The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) normally trains WordPress meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers how to hold their own Diverse Speaker workshop in order to increase how many speaker applications they get from people from marginalized and underrepresented groups.

During the pandemic, the team is delivering the workshop to the global WordPress community online ourselves.

Each month, we are reporting at the tag #DiverseSpeakerWorkshopsReports how these workshops are going.

July 2020

July’s events consisted of a three-part workshop, one hour each day, three days in a row.

Number who attended: 20
From number of cities: 18
From number of countries: 12 (Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Serbia, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States)

Number who attended all 3 sessions: 3
Number who attended 2 sessions: 6

Increase in public speaking confidence after taking a workshop: 10%

Testimonials

“Before I took this workshop, I was unable to determine the best topic for my talk. Thanks to this session, I am able to tailor my talk to a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. audience. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is for/looking to achieve a successful talk at WordCamp.”
– Waddell “Dell” Fields, Web Developer, Author, Speaker, Trainer and Personal Coach

“LOVED the #WPDiversity Workshop! It really inspired me to bring this type of content to the WordPress Mexico community and bring more diverse groups into speaking at our Meetups and WordCamps. ¡Muchas gracias!”
– Maryl Gonzalez – Co-Founder / Lead UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it./UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. Designer | Scrum/Agile PM – The App Chefs

August workshops and beyond

Love this? Come attend a workshop series!

Next one is August 18-20, with practise sessions on August 25 & 27: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/07/24/call-for-participants-diverse-speaker-workshops-july-august/

In September and November, we are going to be featuring intermediate public speaking topics for people of marginalized and underrepresented groups. October will be our usual beginner topics. Keep an eye out for these announcements at https://make.wordpress.org/community/tag/wpdiversityworkshops/.

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Diverse Speaker Workshops Report – June 2020

The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) normally trains WordPress meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers how to hold their own Diverse Speaker workshop in order to increase how many speaker applications they get from people from marginalized and underrepresented groups.

During the pandemic, the team is delivering the workshop to the global WordPress community online ourselves.

Each month, we are reporting at the tag #DiverseSpeakerWorkshopsReports how these workshops are going.

June’s events consisted of a three-part workshop, one hour each day, three days in a row, followed by two Zoom group coaching sessions the following week.

Number who attended: 6
From number of cities: 5
From number of countries: 4 (Canada, India, UK, US)

Number who attended all 3 sessions: 1
Number who attended 2 sessions: 2

Increase in public speaking confidence after taking a workshop: 20%

July workshops & group coaching

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Diverse Speaker Workshops Reports – April & May 2020

The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) normally trains WordPress meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers how to hold their own Diverse Speaker workshop in order to increase how many speaker applications they get from people from marginalized and underrepresented groups.

During the pandemic, the team is delivering the workshop to the global WordPress community online ourselves.

Each month, we will report at the tag #DiverseSpeakerWorkshopsReports how these workshops are going. Here is a report on the first two sets of workshops.

These consisted of a three-part workshop, one hour each day, three days in a row, followed by two Zoom group coaching sessions in another week.

April 2020

Number who attended: 26
From number of cities: 21
From number of countries: 6 (Bulgaria, Costa Rica, India, Italy, Nigeria, USA)

Number who attended all 3 sessions: 5
Number who attended 2 sessions: 8

Increase in public speaking confidence after taking a workshop: 34%

Testimonials

”I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is looking for how to materialize their ideas and become a great WordPress speaker!”
—Ericka Barboza, Computer Engineer, San Jose, Costa Rica

”Before I took this workshop I was uncertain about the things I needed for presenting; such as choosing a topic, technical requirements for presenting via video and writing a proposal to speak. Thanks to this session, I am feel better about presenting online. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is looking to achieve confidence about presenting online.”
—Barbara Bastian, Newbie to WordPress, Monroe, Georgia

”Thanks to this session, I can motivate myself to do an online conference, I feel safer to have a guide to follow to carry out this type of conference. Thank you!”
—Ericka Barboza, Computer Engineer, San Jose, Costa Rica

”Before I took this workshop, I was concerned about my ability to speak calmly and confidently in public. Thanks to this session, I have added new methods of slowing my speech, making eye contact, and calming my nerves. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is looking to achieve greater public speaking outcomes.”
—Alisha Brown, Small Business Owner, Atlanta, GA

May 2020

Number who attended: 11
From number of cities: 11
From number of countries: 3 (Canada, Ukraine, USA)

Number who attended all 3 sessions: 6
Number who attended 2 sessions: 3

Increase in public speaking confidence after taking a workshop: 21%

Testimonials

“Before I took this workshop, I was unable to generate many talk ideas. Thanks to this session, I am able to see more ways to present my own experiences as solutions to the difficulties that other people may be encountering. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is looking to achieve a better-creativity state of mind for thinking up topics in a short time.”
—Sabrina Zeidan, WordPress lover, Kyiv, Ukraine

June workshops & group coaching

If you identify as someone from a marginalized or represented group, please sign up for our next set of workshops and group coachings June 9-11, June 16, and June 18 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wordpress-diverse-speaker-workshops-and-coaching-in-may-june-tickets-105466180184

July workshops & group coaching

The dates for July will be announced soon. When they are, you will be able to use the same eventbrite link to sign up.

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