NACCE 2019 Speaker Resources

Thank you for agreeing to present a session at NACCE 2019 Entrepreneurship Explorations in Newport Beach, CA. Please keep this site bookmarked as a resource for you. 

  • Breakout Session Speakers: If you have any questions, please contact Amy Bouvier at bouvier@nacce.com.
  • Mainstage Speakers: If you have any quesitons, please contact Leah Deppert at deppert@nacce.com.

Important Dates:

  • The confernece will take place Sunday, October 13-Wednesday, October 16 at the Newport Beach Mariott Hotel & Spa.

Book your room here

  • Registration is now open. Breakout speakers, you receive $100 off your registration. Please contact Amy Bouvier for the code. Mainstage speakers, Leah Deppert will register you.

REGISTER HERE

  • Please submit your completed slides to Leah Deppert by Friday, October 4. They will be housed on the NACCE website for members and attendees to view and download.

What to Bring:

  • Your energetic, engaging and positive self!
  • Please bring your own lap tops, as well as a copy of your slides on a USB. A projector and screen will be provided. If you have a Mac computer, please bring your own adapter
  • WiFi will not be available in the meeting space. If you plan to use videos in your presentations, please download them to your computer and put them on your USB.. 
  • Business cards and any materials that you need for your presentation (i.e. markers, pens, sticky notes, etc.)

Resources:

  • If you'd like to use our PowerPoint template, please see below. This is not mandatory.

DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE

  • While NACCE does not record breakout sessions, if you'd like to do so yourself, please contact NACCE member Rob Newman to assist you. Here's an example of a session that Rob recorded himself recently. 
  • Listen to our member webinar recording of our top 3 breakout sessions from last year's annual conference.

LISTEN TO WEBINAR

Tips for Presenters:

  • Be prepared! Don't wait until the last minute to plan your session.
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Act confidently...even if you don't feel that way! Stand up straight, speak clearly and pause/breathe between important points. 
  • Keep your target audience members in mind and tailor your presentation according. A majority of our conference attendees are US based community college administrators, faculty, staff, center directors and workforce development professionals. They are highly educated and very entrepreneurial.
  • Introduce yourself and tell stories! Don't forget to use real-life examples.
  • Use short videos to convey a point. Download the videos to your device or USB and don't depend on WiFi.
  • If you are using slides, keep the word count small and consider adding larger, high-res photos. If you're in need of stock photos, check out www.unsplash.com for free, quality photos.
  • Don't sell! No one likes to be sold to. If you are recommmending a product or service, share your experience but don't be pushy.
  • Use humor, but please be appropriate. 
  • Engage your audience with at least one interactive activity. Get them up and moving and using their brains! If you see a lot of cell phones out, try a small group short discussion to re-engage distracted audience members. 
  • Consider gamifying your session! You might also want to bring small prizes for attendees. Think candy and school/company branded swag.
  • Utilize props/visual aids. 
  • End your session with practical action steps that attendees can enact and supply free resources for further exploration.

New this Year:

  • At the end of each breakout session, we will ask presenters to administer a short paper survey to attendees, collect responses, and give them to the registration desk. We also ask that presenters count up how many attendees were in their session. Our most popular and highly rated sessions will be given a small prize!