Tips for speakers
Spread the word
- We encourage you to promote your session in the lead up to the conference (once the schedule is announced) via social media
- Once the conference app is released (usually a couple of weeks prior to the conference), you can also use the comments feature in the session screen to start engaging with delegates before, during and after yoursession
- We've also prepared some web tiles you can use in your email signatures, websites, blogs or other digital platforms. Click here to download 'I'm speaking' web tiles.
Use Twitter effectively
Maximise the impact of your presentations with a few simple tips:
- When you prepare your presentation, think in 'soundbites' and create short tweetable phrases.
- Remind people that it is okay to tweet.
- Include your Twitter handle at the start of your presentation and on each slide.
- Remind people to use the conference hashtag #aiec2018.
Prepare questions and answers
- Prepare some questions in advance and share them with the session chair before your presentation to allow him or her to facilitate the question period.
- Anticipate which questions the audience might ask and prepare short, relevant answers.
Know your audience
- The conference attracts a varied and broad sector audience. If you have indicated that your presentation is for all sectors, please keep in mind that this means you may have delegates who work in the higher education, English language, VET and schools sectors.
- Please ensure that your presentation is relevant to all the sectors listed for your session, as indicated in the program.
- Download the delegate list. This provides a list of all delegates who have consented to have their name listed and provides a good indication of the organisations and delegates represented at the conference.
- See who attends and the overall breakdown of delegates in regards to their place of work and primary occupation.
- All presentations must be in English.
- Give yourself time to write your presentation and ask someone to review it for you, especially if English is not your first language.
- Speak slowly.
- Use short sentences and small words.
- Avoid phrases that are difficult to pronounce.