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Embracing Change: Getting Gutenberg & WordPress 5.0

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S C H E D U L E:

7:00 PM: "How to sell your services" Presentation
Most clients want to start off very small, dip one toe in the water and if they make money, they might get around to spending more. We have all experienced it, but what about taking it up a few notches? This presentation will discuss an innovative approach to sales. Learn some new ideas about how to work well with your current clients or how to let them go and find the right clients for you.

PRESENTER: Michael Schlager

7:30 PM: "Embracing Change: Getting Gutenberg & WordPress 5.0" Presentation
The WordPress community has been overwhelmed with news, thoughts, and opinions about Gutenberg. It promises a more modern editing experience relinquishing users of a system currently bogged down by shortcodes and technical complexities. This sounds interesting but how can users, site owners, & developers embrace these changes without major workflow disruption? In this talk we will cover 3 topics. First, understanding the value of Gutenberg vs the classic editor experience. Second, how to prepare your current site for Gutenberg. Finally, the best place to get resources & keep up with coming changes.
PRESENTER: Victor Ramirez


Victor Ramirez began his foray into the interwebs building websites and email newsletters for various high school art projects. He is currently a lead software engineer at Dow Jones and owns AbstractWP - a WordPress focused marketing agency. In his free time, he teaches high school students to code & coaches professionals in New York City.

Michael Schlager started cleaning yards at age 10 and grew his business to a staff of 16 by age 13 in Malden, Massachusetts. Years later in NYC he worked for Thomson Reuters for 8 years, creating his Hiring Solutions Group inside their company. Hiring Solutions Group started by recruiting many people in Municipal and Fixed Income Finance for Wall Street firms. Hiring Solutions Group now independent, has a 20 year history in a few niches such as Finance, Engineering, Sales and Marketing and is expanding rapidly. It grew from a few positions in 1999 to a partnership with over 1,100 recruiters and they work on filing over 2,000 positions on a daily basis. Also, during the last 10 years, Michael has coached and partnered with Sole-Entrepreneurs to develop their businesses. Michael has graduated from Touro College with a B.A., Rutgers with a Masters Certificate in Human Resource Studies and currently is enrolled in an Executive Program with Wharton University.
to become an Elite Certified Recruitment Expert in 2017.

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