Speaker Corner: Resources

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After 20 years of conference management, we have seen it all; inspiring speakers, academic speakers, silly speakers, fast and slow speakers, magical speakers, singing speakers, even speakers who speak about speaking! We have processed thousands of evaluations telling us what attendees like and what they don’t. Here is some of our best advice we have complied for presenters.

GIVE “P’S” A CHANCE: PLAN, PREPARE, PRACTICE

Your presentation makes a difference. It can help people be more effective in their work and life, impact the health and wellbeing of others, spark an idea, make a connection. You know your stuff – now make sure you identify the best way to deliver your message. Make your presentation the best it can be by researching your audience, identifying your key issues and preparing your outline and presentation tools. Then, practice, practice, and practice again.   Learn more…

WHEN YOU DELAY, EVERYONE PAYS: CONQUERING DEADLINE DATES 

The information our office requests from you plays an important role in the success of the conference in many ways. If submitted late or incomplete, it could negatively impact the event marketing, our ability to obtain continuing education credits, the attendee experience and even the logistics of your presentation room.  Learn more…

WRITING STELLAR SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

The most important goal for all of the conferences we manage is that attendees receive a positive return on their investment. If a presentation doesn’t accurately reflect the session content description provided in the marketing materials, it’s frustrating for the attendee, and, they may find themselves in a workshop that doesn’t meet their needs.  Learn more…

DEATH BY POWERPOINT

One day, PowerPoint presentations will go the way of the overhead or slide show.  Until that joyous day arrives however, we are stuck with the fact that few speakers dare to present without a PowerPoint presentation to back them up. We have compiled numerous tips and recommendations to ensure your PowerPoint enhances, not detracts from your presentation,  Learn more …

TOOTING YOUR HORN

It is a big deal that you have been selected to provide your expertise at a conference. Take the opportunity to promote this accomplishment, and in turn, help promote the conference. You can take an active role in building excitement among attendees about your presentation.  Learn more…

USE TECHNOLOGY TO TRAVEL WITH EASE

Travelling will never be hassle free, but the internet and mobile apps have certainly made it easier. There are many tools out there that will keep you organized and informed, and many of them are free!  Learn more…

SAFETY FIRST

It is important to us that you and your belongings are safe and sound. Being prepared and aware are the first steps. We have compiled some great advice from a number of road warriors on how they stay safe when travelling for conferences.  Learn more…

DON’T BE SHY!

Did you just happen to land on this page because it contained helpful resources? Interested in presenting at one of our conferences?  Learn more…

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