Ten Step Plan for Speaking at Conference

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This presentation was delivered during the HDI Local Chapter August 2013 call. Ever wonder how speakers are selected to present at HDI National Conference on a yearly basis? Use this guide to help you get selected for this or any conference!

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Ten Step Plan for Speaking at Conference

  1. 1. Ten Step Plan for Speaking at Conference Eddie Vidal South Florida HDI August 7, 2013
  2. 2. Ten Step Plan for Speaking at Conference 1. Call for Speakers 2. Submission Deadline 3. Bio 4. Selection Process 5. Getting Selected 6. Acing the Interview 7. Tracks 8. Track Chair Approach 9. Main Event 10. Parting Thought
  3. 3. Poll Question #1 • • • • • Presented at past conferences Presented at Local Chapters Presented at work Presented at Webinar Never presented • Choose all that apply
  4. 4. 1. Call for Speakers • • • • • • June 14, 2013 Experience counts Share YOUR story What topic is hot right now? Use local chapter meeting survey results Failure is an option
  5. 5. 1. Call for Speakers
  6. 6. 2. Submission Deadline • • • • August 16, 2013 Summary – 150 words or less Brief Description – 60 words or less Obtain feedback from past presenters and track chairs • Why would someone attend your session? • What’s in it for them? • What takeaways are you providing?
  7. 7. 3. Bio • List past speaking experience • Include certifications • Work accomplishment, projects, etc. • Sell yourself • 75 words or less
  8. 8. 4. Selection Process Call for Speakers – June 14 Track Chairs Selected - July Submission Deadline – August 16 Candidate Interview Submit Recommendations
  9. 9. 4. Selection Process Topics/Speakers Selected Notification of Acceptance – October 4 Sign Letter of Commitment Submit Slide Deck Draft & Final SHOWTIME!
  10. 10. 5. Getting Selected • Get to know the track chairs • FREE conference • Volunteer – When asked say yes – LCO Summit – Local Chapter Events – LCO Calls – Grassroots Calls
  11. 11. 5. Getting Selected • Ideas for Gaining Industry Exposure • Contact Board members, LIG committee chairs for speaker opportunities • Have your manager send a reference to the appropriate HDI – itSMF USA chair persons • Get placed on speaker lists • Write articles, white papers, case studies • Attend other conferences where you want to speak – volunteer and get to know the staff Thanks to Cinda Daly & Larry Killingsworth for this slide
  12. 12. 6. Acing the Interview • Show your enthusiasm • Be convincing that your topic is pertinent and timely, not outworn • Demonstrate confidence about the topic content • Consider your session outcomes • If this could be a workshop, let us know Thanks to Cinda Daly & Larry Killingsworth for this slide
  13. 13. 7. Tracks • • • • • • • • Executive View Service Management Excellence Support Center Optimization – Darien Chimoff Team Dynamics – Sandy Seroskie Metrics and Measurements The Customer Experience – Eddie Vidal Desktop Support Technology in Action – Lisa Templeton
  14. 14. 8. Track Chair Approach • • • • • • • Read bio and summary Practitioners point of view Case Study ROI Templates Can I implement it right away? Have I heard you speak? Ben Compton = Paul Potts
  15. 15. 9. Main Event • • • • • • Nervous? Of course you are No one knows the topic better than you do Be confident Have a great opening Leave time for Q & A Smile, have fun and enjoy the ride
  16. 16. 10. Parting Thought
  17. 17. HDI Connect Blog
  18. 18. Whiteboard • If you were to submit a topic, what would it be? Be creative!
  19. 19. University of Miami University of Miami Questions & Discussion • • • • • • • • Manager, Medical IT Service Desk evidal@miami.edu eddie_vidal@yahoo.com 305-439-9240 HDI & Fusion Track Chair HDI & Fusion Conference Speaker HDI Strategic Advisory Board President of South Florida HDI Local Chapter Published in Support World Magazine & HDI Connect HDI Support Center Manager Certified ITIL V3 Foundation & OSA Certified itSMF monthly podcast producer http://www.linkedin.com/in/eddievidal @eddievidal 19
  20. 20. Next LCO Meeting [MAB CHAIR TO INSERT NEXT LCO MEETING INFORMATION] • Wednesday, [INSERT DATE] at 10:00 am Pacific/11:00 am Mountain/12:00 noon Central/1:00 pm Eastern • [Insert topic]
  21. 21. [Kerri to insert Live Meeting Survey]

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