Coffee is for Closers

Want to review the highlights from the WordCamp RI session “Coffee’s for Closers (but only if you have an established sales process)?”  Here’s the link from presenter (and movie buff) Adam Lamagna.

Outline of Adam’s presentation:

  • A little history
  • Overview of the sales process
  • Before the sale
  • During the process
  • Earning that cup of coffee
  • Resources
  • Post-Sale
  • Using WordPress
  • More resources
  • Contact Info

Trivia: The title of Adam’s talk comes from the movie Glengarry Glen Ross.

Follow his blog at

WordPress Beginners Notes

For those asking for the notes from the Beginners Workshop at WordCamp RI, here’s the link!  The resource list is towards the end of the presentation.

The Workshop for WordPress Beginners was presented by:


  • Where are you now?  Where are you headed?
  • Getting Started
  • The Dashboard
  • Creating Content
  • Menus, Plugins, Widgets, Themes
  • Security and Maintenance
  • Resources

What a Great Host!

WordCamp RI would not be what it is this year without the generous help of New England Tech!  They opened their doors, and classrooms, to our group so that those who want to learn more about WordPress could do so at a convenient location with state-of-the-art technology.

If you’d like to learn more about the educational opportunities at New England Tech visit their website at  You can follow them on Twitter at @NEInstituteTech and visit them on Facebook.

WordCamp RI is bringing together a diverse group from our RI and SE MA area: students, organizers for non-profits, owners of small businesses, bloggers, and techies.  All coming together to learn something new about WordPress and its potential value for our website and blogging needs.

Welcome to WordCamp RI and thank you New England Tech for being such a great host!

Are you ready?

Can you believe it?  WordCamp RI kicks off in less than a week!  Make sure you are prepared.

  1. Are you registered?  (Remember students with a valid student ID get free admission by pre-registering with the code WCRI-STDNT.
  2. Power up your laptop.

That’s it!  Now you are ready!   Come with your laptop and questions to get valuable help with your website right at WordCamp RI.

Friday you can choose from among three all-day workshops.  There’s a workshop for beginners, a workshop for coders, and a workshop for those who want to help with the open-source WordPress project.  Work on your WordPress project on your laptop right during the workshop with a session leader or two to guide the way.

Saturday choose from among 15 seminars.  There are a variety of sessions, for beginners to advanced coders.

Don’t forget the Happiness Bar!  The Happiness Bar is WordCamp RI’s version of the Help Desk.  Volunteers will be staffing it all day Saturday.  This is a great opportunity to sit down, one-on-one, with a volunteer and brainstorm about your website or get help with a particular problem.  Access to the Happiness Bar is included with your registration ticket!

To cap off a great two days of WordPress knowledge is the After Party.  This year it will be at Chelo’s on the Waterfront with a delicious selection of appetizers in our own private room overlooking Greenwich Bay.

Should you bring anything else?  Business cards might be in order.  You could easily meet some folks with whom you’d like to keep in touch.

WordCamp RI will be held at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, right off Route 4.

Here are all the links you need:




WordCamp RI blog

Sponsors (Here’s some trivia for you, the sponsors are the reason tickets are only $20 and free for students!  Thank you sponsors!)


See you at WordCamp RI – September 25 and 26, 2015 (Friday and Saturday) – New England Tech, East Greenwich RI.