This past Thursday Bourn Creative founding partner, Jennifer Bourn, joined Jason Tucker and Bridget Willard for WP Blab, a WordPress-focused, conversational interview show. WPblab streams live every Thursday at 7:00 pm Pacific and is part of the Watercooler Network.
As a co-organizers for the Sacramento WordPress Meetup, co-organizers for WordCamp Sacramento 2015, and lead organizers for WordCamp Sacramento 2016 and WordCamp Sacramento 2017, Jennifer and I book a lot of speakers and beg a lot of community members to share their knowledge with us through speaking.
In this WP Blab episode, Jason, Bridget, and Jennifer discuss encouraging public speaking at WordPress Meetups, WordCamps, and beyond.
They share what has worked and not worked at their meetups, different formats for meetups and bringing in speakers, ideas for new meet up formats, community speaking success stories, and frustrations about booking speakers. Hear about their different WordPress meetup communities, OC WordPress Meetup, Women Who WordPress, and the Sacramento WordPress Meetup encourage new speakers and engage the community.