Do you have a story to share? Some lesson learned, some experiences that others could learn from?
What are the benefits of speaking?
- Eligible for complimentary registration* for yourself and one secondary presenter.
- Showcasing your expertise, featuring your company
- Possibility of earning Customer Appreciation Points (hat tip to Jim Spath)
Below are some general abstract tips:
- Start with a clever title: one that will entice your audience (“You Unplugged What?” is one of my favorite titles from a past conference)
- Cover what you’ll be discussing thoroughly and concisely.
- Include at least 3 key learning points or primary goals.
- Make sure to state if you expect your audience to have some minimum level of experience or knowledge
- Present a customer story – attendees come to this conference to hear a customer story. Learn something new about HANA, Mobile, BI 4? Or is there a tip on current technology?
Maybe you are afraid of public speaking? Then read fellow ASUG volunteer, SAP Mentor and SAP Press author Sue Keohan’s Public Speaking? Oh please, not for me!
A few years ago, I was petrified of speaking. Then my boss at my previous company and I decided to submit an abstract of our ramp-up upgrade experiences, ASUG Volunteer Kristen Dennis selected us, and the rest is history. I always learn so much more when I give a presentation…the saying “it is better to give than receive” applies when giving presentations.
*According to ASUG:
One (1) primary and (1) secondary presenter who are identified at the time of abstract submission and whose abstracts are accepted will receive a complimentary registration to the conference, provided at least one of the speakers is an SAP customer.
I hope to see you in sunny, warm Orlando in May.