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

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.

Who uses WordPress?

One of the advantages of attending WordCamp RI is to brainstorm with people you’ve just met.  The sessions are great, but so is the chance to share ideas and ask questions about what you do with your website or blog.  (By the way, WordCamp RI will be on September 25 and 26 at New England Tech in East Greenwich.)

You’ll have the chance to meet a variety of WordPress users.  Attendees will include those who write code and those who write blog posts.  WordCamp RI draws those who have serious websites, light hearted websites, tech sites, lifestyle websites; those who use their blog to reach who ever wants to read the posts and those who use WordPress as their eCommerce platform.

Here are some websites you might want to look over to get ideas about what you can do with your site.  They are all featured in the WordPress Showcase.  These sites will have some features that will work for you and some you may not like.  They are all likely to get you thinking.

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