June 8, 2015 — How not to give appalling user support
The talk touchs on the benefits and challenges of a great user support and training. I’ll share the most common problems I encountered whilst dealing with support. It will also look at how I give the best support I can and the tools that enable me to do so.
WordPress for Good
This lightning talk presents the history and motives for the project, showcase a few “good” WordPress sites and inspire others to use WordPress for their positive projects and submit them to the showcase.
Forging a Career with WordPress: the Possibilities
In this interactive talk I’ll inspire you to think again about the career options open to you with WordPress, and bust some myths about the kind of person you need to be or the kind of background you need to have if you want to make a living from WordPress.
Smart tips and tricks for managing freelancers
“Freelancer is the ‘new employment’. Most organisations use freelancers for some tasks but some even build an entire business model on using freelancers.
In this talk Annabel explores the status of freelancers, how labels can be deceiving and suggests ways to approach hiring freelancers that will protect your business from harm.
5 ways to get better customers and sack the low value ones
This talk is about how even small ‘1 person working out of their bedrooms’ businesses can:
no more negotiating on price, stop feeling like a bedroom business and look like a professional service, stop low value customers even getting through to you, how to feel more competitive towards other businesses, the responses you need to give to difficult customers
May 11, 2015 — How do you start with WordPress? We go from concept to live site. We do a secure install, talk about posts and pages, and widgets and themes. If you have any questions about starting in WordPress this session is for you.
April 18, 2015 — Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, this session is designed to help you begin your manuscript and complete it! It will walk writers through the first year of writing including: the dreaded procrastination, never having time, fleshing out ideas, writing the first words, writers block, and more!
March 22, 2015 — A new way of selling books and stories online. Use an ecommerce plugin to set up an author’s own online bookstore, incuding a member site for current works in progress. Why not tap into your fans’ dedication to your work in progress by publishing it before it’s done? Set up online sales of completed works as a regular online store, but treat your work in progress as a member site to generate revenue as you write. Establish a dialogue with your readers as your work progresses to generate new ideas and even change the course of your story. Let your biggest fans help you write your book. This talk will show you an example of how this can be done.
November 14, 2014 — Lightning Talks: Inspiring Stories
Over the years of working closely with people often associated with WP — from budding bloggers, talented designers and developers, I’ve realized that being able to release your work to the world is loaded with fear and anxiety and perfectionism and want to share my story to inspire others to click Publish and ship their work — whatever that may be. I share the stories of success (and failure) that living this philosophy has produced in my life.
October 28, 2014 — Cory Miller is a former newspaper journalist turned full-time entrepreneur. In 2008, he started iThemes, which builds web design software and offers cutting-edge web design training for thousands of customers around the globe.
Named the 7th fastest growing company in Oklahoma City in 2011 by the Metro 50, iThemes employs over 20 people around the globe with headquarters in Edmond, Oklahoma.
June 2, 2014 — En esta presentación hacemos un breve recorrido por funciones de WordPress que la gente desconoce.
In this presentation we make a small tour to the unknow functions that are already in WordPress.
January 26, 2014 — WordPress’ position in the newsroom has never been stronger, and there’s never been a better time to be a WordPress developer working with news media. This presentation share strategies for conquering some of the toughest challenges facing The Post and other big news sites on WordPress.
January 22, 2014 — The transition to being an online first business is still evading many publishers and making it a challenge to turn traffic into money. So how does a previously print centric publishing industry switch their skills and knowledge towards the digital economy? What are the opportunities that await, and how can WordPress be a part of that?
November 19, 2013 — Learn how community newspapers in California have replaced their proprietary publishing systems with WordPress. This presentation looks at themes and plugins developed by these newspapers, illustrating many outside the box uses of WordPress.