Speaker Introductory Biography
Keep your biography professional, friendly, and short enough that can be read aloud in 1 to 3 minutes.Your session facilitator will use the biography for your introduction. When you prepare your biography, make sure it answers the question: “Why am I qualified to speak on this subject?” Good biographies build credibility. Feel free to include something unique, fun or personal about yourself.
Your presentation description may be posted on the conference website and other printed marketing materials. Please be sure that your presentation description is clear, concise, and accurate. The description should include the key session learning objectives.
Basic Presentation Guidelines
- Each presentation should remain within the allotted time for questions/answers. It is critical to stay on schedule so that attendees may move between sessions as needed.
- Make sure your presentation is representative of what was promoted to the attendees in the presentation description. If recent events cause you to divert from the promised agenda, let the audience know what you are speaking on and why.
- Do not use off-color jokes, sexist remarks, and racial, political, or religious references. Do NOT use humor at the expense of any members of the audience.
- Be conscious of the make-up of your audience. Your audience may come from different agencies, industries, professions and geographical regions.
- Speaker should check-in with the session facilitator BEFORE the presentation session begins.
- Laptop and A/V equipment will be set up in room before the presentation.