Emerging Practices for Conference Speaker Management Online Seminar Series

Emerging Practices for Conference Speaker Management Online Seminar Series

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Jul 28, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020



United States

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Whether your program is virtual or in person, preparing and managing speakers can be challenging, but good speaker management is critical to providing a valuable educational experience. When you mentor speakers effectively, you ensure that their themes and presentations match your brand are tailored to your audience’s needs.

Created specifically for association employees whose work involves professional development, this online seminar series explores solutions for vetting and cultivating faculty and reviews best practices for managing speakers before, during, and after the event. During the program, you’ll also have an opportunity to network with colleagues and gather tips and practical tools that you can implement immediately.

This online seminar series consists of four 60-minute live online sessions that feature facilitated audio content and conversations. Before the first session, registrants will receive login information and links to test their computer and become acquainted with the platform. Participants will have access to recorded sessions, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

CAE Credits: Registrants will earn a maximum of 4 CAE credits.

Registration for this online seminar series will close Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Register here for the full series, or register for one or more individual sessions:

Session 1: Cultivate the Best Educational Content

Session 2: Select and Coach Speakers for Success

Session 3: Empower Speakers to Deliver Engaging Presentations

Session 4: Successful Presentation Delivery and Follow Up

  • Agenda

    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Cultivate and Curate the Best Educational Content

      Developing a compelling program concept is the first step to ensuring that your speakers’ presentations meet your program’s theme and your audience’s needs. You’ll need to confirm that the theme of each speaker’s presentation matches your brand and that the content is delivered in your association’s voice. Explore how to cultivate educational content from the beginning of program development by providing tips for submitting abstracts, writing proposals, and adhering to intellectual property limitations, and by sharing techniques to help speakers improve engagement and create interactive PowerPoint presentations.

      Wednesday, July 29, 2020
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Coach and Guide Speakers for Success

      Coaching speakers starts with the call for proposals. If the call describes the objective of the session and the way your members will receive it, you'll be more likely to recruit the speakers you need. Once you've chosen your speakers, the coaching will build on everything they've already learned about your organization and members' needs. Explore tips and techniques to ensure that speakers feel thoroughly prepared to give your members valuable education that they can put to use immediately.

      Thursday, July 30, 2019
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Empower Speakers to Deliver Engaging Presentations

      After selecting your speakers, how do you make sure they present educational content in the most effective way to meet attendees’ needs? Public speaking is not everyone’s forte, but with some gentle feedback, you can improve the quality of your educational sessions and inspire your speakers to engage, entertain, and inform. Learn techniques to prepare speakers, panels, and moderators to present their content in an engaging and interactive way.

      Friday, July 31, 2019
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Successful Presentation Delivery and Follow Up

      The day of your program has arrived, but your work isn’t over. Along with creating a checklist for your onsite needs, consider what else you need to arrange to ensure your speakers are prepared to succeed. For example: Is there a speaker ready room? Who on your team is responsible for uploading PowerPoints? Who checks the audiovisual equipment? And after the program, consider sending thank you notes or gifts to speakers and providing evaluations and feedback to enhance their future presentations.

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