Speaker Information

The 4 Most Important Things to Know

1. Description & Title

This is what drives attendees to your session. A clear, concise, benefit-oriented title always beats something too long or too cute. Please prepare a short description and 3 bullets of what attendees will be able to do better as a result of attending your session. This is what we’ll present to attendees. More on title & descriptions.

2. Audience Level

Our audience is experienced digital marketers.  The biggest complaint speakers receive is that their information is not advanced enough.  Similarly, this advanced audience has no tolerance when they perceive parts of a presentation to be a sales pitch.  Additional audience info.

3. AV Success

Presentations should be in 16:9 format in PPT or PDF.  No font sizes below 24pt. Additional AV info & requirements.

4. Presentation Capture

We’ll share audio from your presentation and your slides with attendees unless we hear differently from you.  Additional presentation info.

What we need right away to promote your participation in the event

Your current head shot and a 50-word bio
  • Head shot should be a minimum of 600 x 600px and 1-3MB
Your talk title and description for our audience of senior-level marketers
  • A benefit oriented title that describes your talk–some attendees decide which sessions to attend based on the title alone. The best titles don’t try to be too cute.
  • 1 or 2 brief sentences on your session’s general theme and 3 actionable learnings that attendees can apply in their own marketing efforts. Avoid listing basic things, and please emphasize advanced-level takeaways.
  • Share the type of marketer(s) who’ll receive value from your session.

See a sample description

Additional Info

SEO Quick Wins: 20% of Actions for 80% of Results

This session focuses on removing the complexity of SEO, and how to focus on speed and simplicity to reach desired outcomes, fast.

After this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Execute on the 20% of transformative actions that lead to 80% of your organic search results
  • Perform a quick, simple and action-oriented SEO audit to prioritize your content, backlink and technical strategies
  • Design a winning SEO game plan that will not break the bank

Who should attend? This session is for digital marketers who have several years’ experience in SEO and want to understand how to reach their goals with more efficiency.

Our audience consists of experienced digital marketers who are looking for advanced level information and actionable take aways. Please keep that in mind as you develop your presentation.

You’ll have 30 minutes, all in, to give a presentation that makes our attendees better at what they do back at the office. They’re more interested in the “how” than the “why” of your topic. We recommend dividing your presentation time up like this:

  • 3-5 minute intro + set-up. The “what” and “why” of your lesson.
  • 25 minutes of tactical lessons and real-life examples. The “how” of your lesson

If there’s time, feel free to take a couple of questions at the end of your presentation, however the 30 minute time limit is strictly enforced. If you do have Q&A, be sure to repeat the question so everyone in the audience can hear it.

Immediately (disregard if you’ve spoken at a DS event)

You send us the following items:

  • Your bio (50 words) and headshot (minimum of 600x600px and 1-3MB in size)
  • Your mobile number
  • Your twitter handle

Within the next few weeks (disregard if you’ve spoken at a DS event)

  • Digital Summit reaches out and schedules a 30-minute prep call to discuss speaking content.

Within the next few weeks (disregard if you’ve spoken at a DS event and are speaking on the same topic)

  • You send us your presentation title and description to publish on the event’s website and promote to attendees.

12 weeks before the event

  • Digital Summit sends you an email about general event information.

3 weeks before the event

  • Digital Summit sends you an email about your speaking time, presentation deck, and on-site speaker logistics.

1 week before the event

  • You send us your final presentation deck.

When designing your presentation and slide deck please keep these important points in mind:

  • PowerPoint or PDF format is preferred
  • 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio
  • Use a minimum of 24pt font or larger
  • There is no hard-wired Internet, any video or audio should be embedded in your presentation in a way that can be played offline.
  • If you are using Google slides, they need to be converted to a PDF.

If you have special AV needs, please let us know when you send your final deck, or email Monique Dickerson at monique@digitalsummit.com

Check out some of these slide design resources:

In addition to the live event, your session at the Digital Summit may be available for viewing by TechMedia Company customers for an indefinite period of time, Your slides will be posted on Sildeshare for attendees and customers to see. They are not downloadable. Please contact us with any questions.

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Great Presentation Examples

Here are a couple of great examples of sessions as a reference point of what we look for in a compelling, value-rich session:

How To Conquer the Content Marketing Trough of Disillusionment
Quinn Tempest, Director of Marketing, Vertical Measures

Roadmap to Remarkable Marketing
Tyler Farnsworth, Managing Director, August United