ISBN 9789351101697,Propose, Prepare, Present

Propose, Prepare, Present


Shroff Publishers



Shroff Publishers

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789351101697

ISBN-10 935110169X


Number of Pages 88 Pages
Language (English)

Engineering & Technology

Every year, tens of thousands of companies from industry giants to aspiring upstarts apply to speak at conferences. They pump millions of dollars into these events, hoping to find new customers, strengthen their brand and meet new partners. Sadly, for most of them, things dont go that way. Submitted topics arent chosen; when they are, they come across as tone-deaf sales pitches.

What does it take to be chosen to speak and to rock the mic when given the chance? This book takes you behind-the-scenes of the conference process, showing you how to submit, plan and deliver a talk that matters. Event organizer Alistair Croll provides many examples based on his experience with a wide range of conferences, including OReillys Strata, Velocity, Web2Expo and TOC Conferences.
Learn 11 items that help your submission stand out and 11 items that will get it tossed
Explore the hurdles your proposal has to clear before its accepted
Tailor your talk to a conferences topics and themes
Discover why images work better than words in your slide deck
Achieve your business goals by engaging the audience before, during, and after your talk
We've been running successful events worldwide for over a decade and the simple truth is that the people who get chosen and give great presentations, follow the rules in this book.