Getting Started Speaking Workshop at ELA Conf

Today was the first ELA Conf in Philadelphia at Wharton. It was absolutely fantastic. Such amazing stories of empowerment and authenticity. Thank you for such a great event.

I gave a talk on getting started speaking and I am blown away by the great ideas that the attendees came up with. I hope that these lists may help those who are thinking about giving their first presentation.

Potential Locations

Below is a list of locations that the attendees of my Getting Started Speaking Workshop came up with. I asked everyone to write down meetup groups they have attended, any conferences they’ve been to, and any other potential places at which to give a presentation. I hope it helps those who are thinking about giving their first presentation!


Talk Topics

The prompt to come up with potential talk topics were to think about:

  • What do you want to learn about?
  • What are you really excited about?
  • What have you just learned about?
  • What tasks do you do every day?
  • What do you want feedback on?

The group came up with some really fantastic ideas! See below for the list.

  • Getting Started Speaking at ELA Conf Topics ListCoding Java
  • Being on a team
  • Being organized
  • Veganism
  • Front end development
  • JavaScript
  • Cider Varieties
  • Negotiation, power and self worth
  • Sandler Methods
  • Interior Design
  • Product Development
  • The Key to Customer Success
  • Managing Your Managers
  • HTML to WordPress
  • Custom Posts & Pages in WordPress
  • Securing a WordPress site
  • Setting up inventory in WooCommerce
  • WordPress child themes
  • FTP
  • WordPress
  • Writing/Development
  • Identifying the right social media platform
  • How to network
  • Gesture control
  • Command line
  • Git
  • Grunt
  • Gulp
  • Teaching with live demos
  • Node.js
  • Websockets
  • COC for online communities
  • Marketing strategy
  • Guidelines for respect
  • Empowering businesses online and offline
  • Analytics
  • Building community online to IRL
  • Social media plugins for WordPress
  • Integration of UX & social media into branding
  • Accessible websites
  • Assistive technologies and autism
  • Apps/software which help with organization and time management life & work
  • Time management techniques
  • Meditation &/@ work
  • Customer engagement with social media & mobile
  • How to come up with design ideas for code
  • Cooking
  • Photography
  • SQL querying
  • Epidemiology
  • Public speaking
  • Women empowerment
  • Languages
  • Travel
  • Analysis
  • Food
  • Data visualization
  • Running
  • Traveling
  • Illustration
  • Web knowledge
  • Design v. development
  • Networking
  • Design
  • Freelance
  • Buying a house/condo
  • Accounting to learn
  • How to be a good WordPress implementer
  • How to provide support responses in a help desk platform
  • What info to provide when you need to request WP plugin support
  • How to get started with filezilla
  • How to set up note and conductor plugins

I hope these lists prove useful and if you’re looking for my slides, they can be viewed on slides.com.


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