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Your Guide to Leveraging Your Work

1. Promote Your Session

Use social media and professional networks to promote your upcoming presentation or events in which you are playing a public role. Personally invite colleagues to take part. If you are speaking, provide your session title, time, and location to make it easy to find your session midst competing events in a busy program.

2. Extend Your Effort

Upload presentation slides and handouts to your session page prior to the event. Soon after the event, attendees are reminded to download and review resources as part of the EDUCAUSE event proceedings. Long after the event, your resources will serve as a testimony to your good work. Cite the presentation on your resume and link to it wherever possible.

3. Display Your Badge

EDUCAUSE has developed an association-wide badge portfolio. You will increasingly find opportunities to earn badges associated with professional development and deep learning experiences. Be sure to use them to your advantage! Explore our badging program for more information.
 

4. Reuse Your Content

Use excerpts from your presentation to launch articles or blog posts. Adapt it for other conferences. If your presentation was recorded, share the link across institutional or social networks.

5. Self Reflection and Evalutaions

Participant comments provide important insight. However, attendees who take the time to evaluate are often either highly enthused or greatly dissatisfied. If the latter, try to remain objective. You will likely find value in criticism, whether or not it is constructively framed. Review the feedback with this in mind. Consider also tips the concierge recommends, at right.

No matter what, at the end of the day, be proud that you showed up. You added value to the event. You contributed to the community. Kudos! And thank you.

The Concierge Recommends

Leverage the Power of Your EDUCAUSE Profile

Take time to review your session evaluations. Even better, learn in advance how your session will be evaluated. Here are a few tips.

Session evaluations address the overall learning experience.

Attendees want to learn something in exchange for their valuable time in your session. Make it easy for them to recognize learning by providing key take-away points, handouts, and supplemental resources.

Session evaluations address speaker knowledge, audience engagement, and effective use of media.

Briefly introduce yourself and articulate your expertise. Provide introductory information for novices and selective, annotated resources for advanced study. Design and deliver a presentation that requires attendee engagement. Practice using technology in advance but always have a back-up plan for glitches as you present.

Session evaluations address stated outcomes.

Be sure to do what you said you would do. Attendees become dissatisfied with disconnects between program abstracts and session realities.

Contact The Concierge

speakerconcierge@educause.edu

 

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