Write a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts
Write a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts
About the Book
Do you dream of speaking at a conference? You want to share your successes---and maybe your failures. You can learn to write a conference proposal that has a good chance of being accepted. Instead of starting with the title, start with the outcomes. When you do, you'll craft a proposal that the conference will take.
- Start with the outcomes
- Create a compelling abstract
- Invite readers with your title
- Connect to your readers with your bio
While I can't guarantee the program committee will accept your proposal, you have a much better chance with these ideas.
10-Pack of the Book: Write a Conference Proposal
A 10-pack of the book: Write a Conference Proposal
- 1. Prepare to Present at a Conference
2. Frame the Proposal
- 2.1 Sell Your Session with Your Proposal
- 2.2 Start Your Proposal
3. Start with Outcomes
- 3.1 Outcomes Start with Verbs
- 3.2 See Examples of Outcomes
- 3.3 Hook the Reader with Actionable Outcomes
- 3.4 Add to Your Proposal
4. Create Your Abstract
- 4.1 Hook People with Your Abstract
- 4.2 Write First For the Program Committee
- 4.3 Write a Succinct Abstract
- 4.4 Write a One-Paragraph Abstract
- 4.5 Test Your Abstract
- 4.6 Support the Abstract with More Information
- 4.7 Update Your Outcomes
- 4.8 Separate the Writing from the Editing
- 4.9 Add Your Abstract and Update Your Proposal
5. Complete the Proposal
- 5.1 Define Your Session Type
- 5.2 Choose Your Session Type
- 5.3 Complete the Other Parts of the Proposal
- 5.4 Always Explain the Story Behind the Session
- 5.5 Explain When Your Ideas Won’t Work
- 5.6 Complete the Other Fields
- 5.7 Refine Your Proposal
6. Write a Bio to Establish Your Expertise
- 6.1 Consider This Template for Your Bio
- 6.2 Your Speaking Experience Helps the Committee Say Yes
- 6.3 Iterate on the Proposal and Where to Submit
- 6.4 Update Your Proposal with Your Bio
7. Hook Your Reader with a Great Title
- 7.1 Titles Invite and Connect
- 7.2 Titles Help the Reader Identify with the Problems You Solve
- 7.3 Check Your Possible Titles with a Headline Analyzer
- 7.4 Create a Table of Results
- 7.5 Troubleshoot Your Titles
- 7.6 Consider These Prompts
- 7.7 Complete Your Proposal
8. Understand Conference Feedback
- 8.1 Propose Your Session Early
- 8.2 Respond to Feedback Fast
- 8.3 Manage Your Rejection
- 8.4 Acknowledge Your Feelings
- 8.5 Manage the Acceptance
- 8.6 Verify Conference Logistics
- 8.7 How Much is the Honorarium?
- 8.8 Write This Down
9. Consider Speaking at a Conference
- 9.1 Why Propose a Session?
- 9.2 Why Speak at a Conference?
- 9.3 Decide Which Conferences to Select
- 9.4 Prepare in Advance for Conferences
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