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WordCamp talks: How to use slides

An existing WordCamp speaker and with 30 years of general IT support experience, I’ve spent more times than I wish to remember standing in front of people giving presentations. I’ve also been professionally trained on giving them and, in my spare, time perform on stage, often in front of 200+ people a night.

Even so, speaking at WordCamps can be a daunting, even terrifying, experience, no matter how many you’ve already done. So, in a series of posts, I want to share my knowledge, along with what I’ve learnt from some of my fellow speakers.

And, today, I want to talk about the use of slides.

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Nice try…

Sorry, we’re back to the subject of Gutenberg toxicity. Again

But, this time, it was directed at me on Twitter. What did I do to deserve this? I tweeted this…

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You remember that Gutenberg toxicity?

Back in September I talked about the toxic elements around Gutenberg. However, whereas most of it involved anger and bad language, last week it took a more sinister turn.

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Gutenberg: how to create a parallax image

Parallax scrolling images are all-the-rage these days and Gutenberg has made it really easy to add this style of image to your posts.

On top of this, there are a number of settings that you can use to enhance the image further, including transparency and cover overlays.

I’ll explain parallax images a little more and give a quick tutorial on how to do it in Gutenberg.

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WordCamp Edinburgh diary: my first talk

Another WordCamp. But this one’s different – I’m not going as a volunteer but as a speaker, to deliver my first ever talk. All the way up in Edinburgh, it’s also going to be the smallest of the WordCamps I’ve attended too. 

How will the talk go and what is a smaller WordCamp like?