August 16, 2017 — Are you ready to take your next step, and want to have a competitive edge? Do you want to do more work that you love, and have more success while doing it? Do you want to thrive in your current job? Learn how uncovering your personal brand can have a direct impact on getting more of what you want – it’s a combination of art and science.
In this interactive session you’ll learn:
What a personal brand is and why it’s important
Why passion is critical – and contagious
Who your “target audience” is and the value you bring to them
Identify how you “show up”and the perception you create
How to apply the science and power of connection
When you uncover your authentic personal brand, you get clearer about the vision you have for your life, how you want to live it and achieve it.
April 30, 2017 — Avadhoot loves marketing and has been an evangelist of remote work for more than 2.5 years now.
He has been fortunate to serve clients across the globe (USA, Middle East, South East Asia) from his comforting home-office and/or coffee shops in Pune, India.
In his experience, as a remote worker, he is happier and more productive. He has also noticed that his communication skills have improved and he has been able to convey more in fewer words since started to work remotely.
At WordCamp Pune, Avadhoot will discuss remote work. Mainly he’ll cover:
Reasons to choose remote work
Skills to be developed for productive remote work
Also, he looks forward to a discussion about how a business can go from 100% office to office -remote and eventually 100% remote.
This will include tools that can be used and approach to be developed for better and effective remote work.
August 9, 2016 — Diane will be doing a deep dive into what makes a powerful brand in 2016 as well as related trends in communications and design that are changing, and will change, the way people perceive and engage with online content. Expect some insights, practical tidbits and a little bit of fun!
July 18, 2016 — 2016年4月14日および16日、熊本県で震度7を観測する地震が発生しました。（平成28年（2016年）熊本地震）
July 4, 2016 — Whether you’re creating a small site for one stake holder or re-designing a large site with many players, understanding how to manage the project is the key to getting anything done. We’ll look at a couple of case studies and learn about methods and strategies that keep a project on track and get the site launched.
June 30, 2016 — Ever been baffled by an online comment? Said something online that’s blown up in your face? Communicating through text alone is a challenge, but communicating in text in real-time in a multinational context is insane. This talk will address the challenges of online communication and look at how you can communicate effectively through just the medium of text.
June 29, 2016 — Working on and with the web is engaging in that most human of endeavors: Communication. Even so, it’s easy to forget that the people we interact with and those who access and interact with our creations are just that: People. Learn how to make empathy and acceptance driving forces for your interactions and designs to build great informational experiences for everyone.
April 7, 2016 — What communication mistakes do organizations make that cause them to be zombie-like? Learn about research on identity and communication that impacts content decisions on our websites. In this session, we’ll discuss how to avoid being like “the undead” by:
identifying communication problems on the web generally and on your own website
determining your organization’s identity (it’s not the same thing as your brand)
finding consistency in written and visual content with your identity
selecting the right visuals for your website (photos, videos, graphics) and avoiding problematic ones
getting others on board with this consistency (it’s sometimes like herding cats, I know)
We will talk about real-life examples of these various issues. You’ll walk away with practical tips you can begin using immediately to improve your organization’s communication on your website and beyond.
January 7, 2016 — An American turns 50 every 7 seconds. The senior age group is now, for the first time, the largest in terms of size and percent of the population in the U.S. Those aged 50 and older represent 45% of the U.S. population. One-third of the internet users in the U.S., are adults aged 50+ representing the Web’s largest constituency.
WordPress sites must be designed with this in mind. You will learn how to meet seniors’ needs from one of their own.
December 14, 2015 — We often forget when designing and developing websites that there are actual users on the other side of the screen. Whether through ability, age or cultural differences, there are a lot of ways that we can inadvertently alienate users. We sometimes forget that we’re making websites for our clients and customers, not ourselves.
In this presentation, I’ll give a brief rundown of considerations that should be given to make your website as effective to as wide a range of users as possible. Accessibility, internationalization, UX and UI changes will be covered, as well as some tips on how to determine your goal, and make your website work toward that goal for you.