On March 20, 2012, I had the nerve-racking pleasure of presenting part of the presentation at our local NYC meetup group. As someone who spends most of my time doing 1-on-1 web and phone sessions, presenting to a room of over 100 people (knowing the cameras were on) was daunting. Somewhere along the way, in the last 5-10 years I have lost my public speaking nerve so this was another fear conquered and it gives me a bit more confidence as I prep for the upcoming WordCamp NYC session I plan to present. I have learned so much from my local NYC peers as well as the larger WP community so being able to help educate others is gratifying. And at the very least, I am proving a point (though I am not the first to prove this point): If I can do it, so can you!

The topic of the presentation is After the Install in which we go through a 4-part series geared towards WP beginners offering some helpful tutorials, advice, tips, tricks and experiences. The parts are broken down as follows:
– Settings (presented by Rindy)
– Themes (presented by me!)
– Plugins (presented by Dana)
– Widgets, Custom Menus, & Tips (presented by Kevin)

(If you are only interested in my segment, it begins about 19 minutes in!)

WordCamp NYC 2012 Dashboard Basics