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Why should you consider speaking at SAP d-code (formerly known as SAP TechEd)?  Not only is your registration fee waived if selected, it is a chance for you to showcase your knowledge.  Note this is only for ASUG sessions at SAP d-code Las Vegas, October 20-24.

I also asked prior year SAP TechEd ASUG speakers about why they presented and why you should too:

Susan Keohan ASUG Volunteer, SAP Mentor said the following:

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I am not a lover of public speaking, but I’ve realized that there are great benefits to doing it, particularly at an ASUG event or a d-code conference.  Preparing to speak at a conference forces you to re-learn your material in a way that will be easily digestible by your audience.  You may find during the preparation phase, that you end up learning more – because you’ve dug a little deeper than we do in our day-to-day work.   The whole preparation process makes you better in your day job.  Then you get to have the challenge of public speaking, which may take you outside your comfort zone, but that’s a good thing, because that’s what helps you grow!  And when you engage your audience, when you allow your true passion for your subject shine through, your audience will be engaged too!  There is definitely a feeling of accomplishment, a glow even, from having given a successful presentation.  So, you benefit by becoming a better speaker, coder, analyst.  Your company benefits because you have done these things, and because you have opened up new networks for information sharing.  Yes, we can send email or post on various sites to share our knowledge, but the face-to-face interaction with other professionals is incomparable

Are you afraid to present?  Then Sue offers this Public Speaking?  Oh please, not for me!

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Graham Robinson SAP Mentor, gave his top three resents for presenting:

  • Prestige. Presenting at SAP’s premier technology event enhances the way others look at you. It is simply a good career move.
  • Networking. People are very comfortable approaching speakers to ask questions or just to have a chat. Wearing the speakers’ badge opens up countless additional opportunities to interact with the other attendees – especially the other speakers.
  • Presentation Experience. Speaking at a forum like SAP TechEd is a fantastic personal development opportunity. It causes you to learn your subject matter in greater depth, it increases your personal confidence, it improves your communication skills which it turn help you to influence others. And wouldn’t we all like to be better at influencing others? For example – our children

Graham gave a great presentation last year – see Workflow Approval Anywhere, Anytime – Meet the Speaker Graham Robinson – ASUG SAP TechEd session

Photo of Graham on the right is courtesy of Martin Gillet

Here are the details:

Call for submissions closes: May 25

For non-SAP speakers only

Submit your session proposal at here

More information can be found at Sharing is Caring – Submit your ASUG d-code (former SAP TechEd) Proposal

Submit today

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