June 19, 2019 — Why use Multisite to create a network and real-life examples of it in use. Including examples, you may not have thought of.
May 31, 2016 — Open source outside the realm of software
I’ll talk about how the philosophies behind open source software apply to many other areas of life too, particularly sports, health, and other areas of technology, and I’ll give some examples of it in action.
Your local meet up is only a few steps away
If you’ve been in the WordPress community for a while, you’ve probably heard someone say that you should really organise your own local meetup, if there isn’t one yet. Right. That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Where to start? What do you need for a local meetup? Are people going to show up? We’ll cover the basics for getting started with your own local meetup!
Teaching WordPress to Kids: What it taught me
I run a Code Club for 10 – 11 year olds at my son’s school and as well as teaching them Scratch, HTML and other technologies, I’ve been using WordPress to teach them how to create their own websites. In this talk I’ll share my experiences and look at what it taught me about learning WordPress and how easy (or not) it is to learn site admin with WordPress.
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