SPEAKER READINESS WEBINARS

As you get ready for AU, attend our speaker webinars and view recordings for insights, tips, and tricks on preparing your class materials and delivering a successful presentation.

You can view 2018 webinar recordings here shortly after they conclude.

Upcoming Webinars

 

August 24, 2018
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST

Mentor Office Hours: Narrowing Your Topic

AU Speaker MentorsRegister now

August 31, 2018
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST

Mentor Office Hours: Mind Map Your Session

AU Speaker MentorsRegister now

September 13, 2018
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST

September Speaker Check-in

Janice Miller-KellermanRegister now

October 25, 2018
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST

October Speaker Check-in

Janice Miller-Kellerman

 

Recorded Webinars

Watch previously recorded webinars here.

AU Las Vegas 2018 Speaker Welcome Webinar

Janice Miller-Kellerman

AU Las Vegas 2018 Speaker Mentor Program Kickoff Webinar

Matt Murphy, Michelle Rasmussen, J.C. Malitzke

Speaker Preparation Playlists

View segments from our speaker webinar archives to help you lead a successful session at AU. Topics include session preparation, handouts, presentation skills, and tips for most class types.

Preparing Your Session

Knowing your material is one thing—knowing how to teach it to others is something else. In this video series, learn how to turn your knowledge and mastery into an engaging session for learners. Get tips and resources for effective preparation including questions to ask yourself. Learn how to do some mind-mapping to make your session accessible and understandable for your audience.

Creating Effective Handouts

You’ll only teach your class once (or maybe twice), but the handouts you create will live on—with your attendees and online. Creating a cohesive, readable, and informative handout is an important way to share your knowledge and increase your impact. In this video series, get tips to make your handouts shine. Topics include structure, embedding images, and more.

Designing Exceptional Presentations

While talented teachers are exciting to watch, you don’t have to be a natural to lead a great session. Planning and practice are essential. Whether you’re giving an industry talk, leading an instructional demo or hands-on lab, or hosting a panel, this video series offers tips and suggestions to engage and inspire your audience, avoid technical difficulties, stay focused, pace yourself, and finish strong.

Instructional Demos: Showing How It’s Done

An effective instructional demo walks an audience through new processes and workflows that they can use when they get back to their jobs. Learn what makes a demo successful, how to avoid pitfalls like boring data sets, and how to handle questions. Get insider tips on how to adapt your teaching style to meet attendee needs.

Industry Talks: Engaging Your Audience

Lectures can be transformative events, but they can also be stale and lifeless. Make sure yours is in the former category with the insider tips in this video series. Learn how to ensure that the ideas and information you share are relevant to professionals in your industry, prepare your data and your technology properly, switch up the pace, and keep the Q&A engaging.

Panels: Sharing the Stage

You may not be doing all the talking during a panel session, but you’re still the one in charge if it’s your session. In this video series, learn the fundamentals of a successful panel, how to maintain control of the conversation without dominating it, how to manage questions (and the answers that follow), and get other tips to prepare and lead with confidence.

Hands-on Labs: Learning by Doing

A hands-on lab gives attendees a chance to learn by doing. This type of session can present special challenges for the session leader. Learn how to orient attendees, use learning cycles to structure your class, stay connected to attendees’ progress, and wrap it up in a cohesive way so they can begin putting their new skills into practice.