‘skill’ Videos

  • Rachel Cherry: In praise of the side project: How to learn new skills, make money, and have a little fun

    WordCamp Portland 2017Speaker: Rachel Cherry

    January 14, 2020 — Many great projects, products, and companies have grown out of side projects or hobbies. Apple, Twitter, and even Gmail exist because someone dedicated their spare time to testing the waters. Most of your favorite WordPress themes, plugins, and websites were probably brought to life during someone’s day off.

    But not all side projects need to be huge, life-altering excursions. Whether it’s building a WordPress plugin, learning a new software package, or building an entire website, they can be whatever you need them to be; from developing a new skill to bringing in extra income to simply having a little fun. Side projects can also be a great way to learn what you’re made of, try new avenues, and build relationships with other web professionals.

    Join Rachel to discuss the pros (and cons) of side projects, learn about a few projects that turned into so much more, and hopefully leave with a few ideas of your own.

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  • Mack Chan: How to Use WordPress for Affiliate Marketing?

    WordCamp Hong Kong 2019Speaker: Mack Chan

    October 22, 2019 — Mack will share some “affiliate marketing” skills and know-how for beginners.

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  • Thierry Pigot: Faut-il être Technico pour être un bon Commercial ?

    WordCamp Paris 2019Speaker: Thierry Pigot

    September 19, 2019 — Par définition, un technico-commercial doit à la fois trouver de nouveaux clients, tout en possédant les connaissances et compétences techniques lui permettant de proposer les solutions les plus adaptées à ses clients.

    Pour faire suite à ma conférence de 2014 sur le « Coût d’un site WordPress », je vous propose de voir comment bien vendre un site WordPress et maximiser ses chances de convertir un prospect en client 😉

  • Elisa Heikura: The next most important skill to learn

    WordCamp Nordic 2019Speaker: Elisa Heikura

    June 10, 2019 — So you’re a splendid developer or designer, you bring your A game to work every day. You sleep like a log and jog like a fox and you’re practically unstoppable. Until feedback from your boss, colleague, or a customer comes into your inbox and all of a sudden, you’re this fiery ball of anger, resentment, and curse words. What just happened? How can you learn to receive feedback like a Buddhist unicorn, and how can you even benefit from it?

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  • Sakar Upadhyaya Khatiwada: Soft skill toppings for spicing up your WordPress professionalism

    WordCamp Kathmandu 2018Speaker: Sakar Upadhyaya Khatiwada

    May 5, 2018 — Sakar is a Web Developer at Proshore Nepal who loves coding and networking. He started using WordPress before 5 years and has been in love with it since then.
    His includes some soft skills that you will be requiring to add up to your hard skills for being more professional in your WordPress career.

  • Katie Elenberger: Pursuing Your Creative Passion – Turn Your Side Hustle Into A Full-time Gig

    WordCamp Brighton 2017Speaker: Katie Elenberger

    February 7, 2018 — Explore actionable items to kick start your WordPress side hustle, allowing you to pursue creative passion projects, expand your skill set, build your freelance or live out entrepreneurial dreams. This talk covers a thorough list of dos and don’ts, resources, project management tips and how to successfully build and maintain strong client relationships so you’ll be ready for your next step. Peppered with personal, relatable stories of how Katie lived and breathed the process from going in-house, freelance as a side gig to full time and now running a successful boutique agency.

  • B.J. Keeton: How to Leverage Your Soft Skills into Hard Opportunities

    WordCamp Birmingham 2017Speaker: B.J. Keeton

    January 16, 2018 — I went from being an English teacher, to a freelance web developer, to an event coordinator, to a full-time blogger/livestreamer–by leveraging the skills I learned through my decade of being a hobbyist with WordPress (and from being a teacher). My talk will be about showing people how they can do the same and what kinds of skills they have that they may not think are skills, and things they can work on to focus in on those soft skills that they can’t take a Udemy or Lynda course for.

  • Tricia Akins: Getting More Done in Less Time: Creating Focus in a Distracted World

    WordCamp Denver 2017Speaker: Tricia Akins

    November 15, 2017 — We work and live in an immediate gratification, instant communication, driven to distraction era. A lot people struggle with “time management.” No matter what we’re working on, however, our most valuable resource isn’t our time; it’s our focus.

    Distractions take away from focus and they come in many forms: mental, physical, environmental. These distractions are often misidentified as “urgent”, but they are really just “low value” tasks we’re choosing to handle now.

    During this talk I will discuss the three type of detractors to focus and way to build a rock solid routine to get more done in less time.