July 4, 2016 — Have you ever wanted to run your own agency? Ever looked around your office and thought, “I could do this better than these guys!”? Ever yearned for more influence and flexibility in your day job? I’m going to tell you how my friends and I started our own WordPress development shop, carved out our niche, and built a successful 10-person firm with clients like the Pathfinder International, the Center for Food Safety, and the Endangered Species Coalition.
July 4, 2016 — We tend to forget we’re all salespeople. Yet, no matter if you sell plugins, themes, services, tickets or memberships… 99% of your potential customers aren’t looking to buy from you RIGHT NOW.
In this short talk I’ll show you what users are actually looking for and the top 3 tips you can use to boost your sales – without selling directly (hint: all successful salespeople start by solving problems).
July 4, 2016 — In his 10 minute unconference talk Wildheart co-founder, Guy explains what the curse of knowledge is and offers practical tips on how you can “break the curse.” The challenge all business owners face is to bridge the gap of knowledge between us and our customers.
July 4, 2016 — Whether it’s differences between European and American business cultures, or the age-old battle for budget allocation between marketing and IT departments, how do you optimize your interaction with clients that have different personalities and business practices than your own?
July 3, 2016 — There is a huge demand for WordPress websites, ranging in price from 500 to 1500 euros. It’s a very interesting and large share of the market to go after. So how come a lot of agencies and freelance WordPress developers leave this market untapped? Well, because it can be hard to do these small WordPress projects in a time effective way. In this 10-minute talk, Chris will give you some helpful pointers that will show you how to do these small projects profitably.
July 3, 2016 — This talk shares the impact of WordPress contributions to business, professional growth & our community. The four pointers “Five For The Future”, “Where to contribute”, “Community” and “Other contributions” give a walkthrough that may let you discover what you can enjoy sharing to WordPress & continue doing it & inspire others to share too.
June 30, 2016 — This talk will cross between technical and non-technical topics to explain why and how NewsCorp Australia successfully migrated the largest ‘news’ websites in Australia to WordPress VIP. It will showcase and prove to other companies/developers that it is possible to host sites as large as news.com.au (over 10million views per day) on WordPress.com
June 30, 2016 — Why You Want a Four Star Review Everyone gets bad reviews. It’s the nature of the beast when you put your product and code out there for everyone to use and abuse. But too many people spend their time fighting the wrong battle and striving for the wrong ratings. Don’t become the death of your own product; handle your reviews sanely and you will be the success you’ve always wanted to be. Key Takeaways: What to look for in reviews, how to take good from the worst reviews, how to handle yourself in bad reviews, understanding what is experience, making the most of reviews.
June 29, 2016 — Meet the leaders of some of the leading WordPress-centric consulting agencies worldwide, as they are interviewed by Brian Krogsgard on what it takes to cultivate a happy team, with discussion topics ranging from remote work, salary, management feedback, and personal growth.
June 24, 2016 — WordPress has an origin story, two people in different countries, looking to improve their open source blogging software, that evolved into thousands of people working on or with that software. But who we are, humans, our evolution has been driven by our ability to tell increasingly complex stories.
Storytelling is not just at the root of who we are — it is who we are.
In this talk we will remind ourselves of what a story is. Once we are clear on the difference between a story and a statement, we will explore what understanding our stories means for us, as bloggers, business people and developers working in an open source ecosystem.