See my previous blog for more on the Call for Speakers here
Submit your Call for Speakers proposals here
Are you considering submitting a proposal for the IBM TechXchange Conference 2023 Call for Speakers, but not sure where to start? Writing a successful submission requires more than just technical expertise. Here are some secrets I want to share to help you craft a proposal that stands out and gets selected for the conference committees:
Secret 01: Authenticity is Key
The best presentations are the ones where the speaker is authentic and not trying too hard. When writing your proposal, be straightforward and avoid buzzwords or jargon. Be clear and concise in your messaging and let your passion for the topic shine through.
Secret 02: Be Genuine and Be a Host
Successful presentations are often ones where the speaker goes deep into the topic and provides genuine insights. Make sure to look behind the current and explore the nuances of the topic. Use real-world examples and personal experiences to illustrate your points. Be a host to the audience, inviting them to join you on a journey of discovery.
Secret 03: Problem Solving is a Shared State of Mind
The IBM TechXchange Conference is all about problem-solving and sharing knowledge. Your proposal should reflect this shared state of mind. Highlight how your presentation will help attendees solve a problem or overcome a challenge. Show how your expertise and experience can contribute to the community's collective knowledge.
By following these insights, you'll be on your way to submitting a proposal that reflects your passion and expertise. But don't stop there! Share your own tips and insights with the TechXchange community. Join the conversation and help other technologists develop their proposals. Together, we can make the IBM TechXchange Conference 2023 an unforgettable event. Good luck with your submission!
Share your tips and tricks in the discussion thread here!
If you have questions about what categories to pick, we are here to help...let us know how we can help you with your proposals, participating in the discussion thread here.
Looking forward to receiving all your submissions.
Marius Ciortea, IBM TechXchange Community Leader