Conference Submissions and Presentations

Conference Submissions and Presentations

Be more effective in your conference submissions and presentations with these 10 quick tips.

(A screencast of this session is available at

Have you eyed that latest cool conference, thinking, "I'd sure like to go there. Darn, I'd even like to present there! But what would I talk about? How would I write the proposal? How would I deliver the talk with excellence?"

Those are all questions that both I and dozens of my frequently-presenting colleagues and friends have faced over the years. I've taken careful notes over the years, tried many of the ideas, recorded which ones worked and which ones didn't, wrote a book on the topic, and now, have a passion for helping others succeed in this space.

Being a teacher, even for a 30 minute slot at a conference, is a noble undertaking and extremely rewarding. I hope to inspire and offer a few bits of wisdom gained through experience in these 45 minutes together.

"Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher." – Maggie Gallagher


Matthew McCullough

January 31, 2013