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Seven tips on how to become the most popular speaker at Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo
By: Carmen Gonzalez
Sep. 6, 2017 10:00 PM
How to Become the "Most Popular" @CloudExpo, @ThingsExpo and @DevOpsSummit Speaker
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors!
In this blog post, I provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading these essential tips, please take a moment and watch this brief video from Sandy Carter.
"Cloud Expo was really the event to connect with thought leaders, innovators, business folks who are interested in what the cloud can bring to their business. You know really how it allows them to bring the transformation of the business process."
1) Submit your session proposal well in advance
The "call for papers" for our next conference is already open. Our conference editorial board evaluates and accepts speaking proposals daily from experienced and well-respected speakers who are experts in their areas of presentation. Accepted session abstracts are published as part of the daily conference news and shared with the industry.
2) Select your session title and content carefully
It's not always sufficient to be highly knowledgeable and well known in your area of expertise. Your topic and session content are very important if you want to speak to a full room with standing room only as the attendees are eager to hear what you have to say. At our past events we have seen celebrity speakers talking to empty rooms, while a first-time presenter attracts crowds in the next hall. Think about what conference delegates want to learn in new and cutting-edge technologies and topics while working on your session abstract and talk.
3) Take your time and update your slide deck
It's easy to fly around from one conference to another with a stale slide deck. Delegates know what they want to learn and they pay attention to these details. Take your time and improve the content of your presentation if you are one of these speakers. Don't forget, in your time slot you are competing with nine other speakers and their presentations.
4) Avoid product pitches
We do not accept product pitches as our conference talks. Our delegates are there to learn about skills, techniques and technologies. They generally skip any session that looks like a product pitch. Keep your slide deck for your company's user conference.
5) Create a SYS-CON author blog and publish expert content
This is a big secret of success for our 10,000 plus SYS-CON authors. If you are not already a SYS-CON author, create your author page today; it only takes a few minutes. If you already have a blog page, you can easily publish your blog feed at our conference blog pages. For help, please contact us at events (at) sys-con.com.
6) Provide us with your session slides after your presentation
After the conference, we publish stories that summarize your presentation and share it with our readers and conference delegates. These stories typically get thousands of reads, expanding and magnifying your reach around the world.
Lori MacVittie blog: 4.2 million reads http://lorimacvittie.sys-con.com
7) Share your session content on Twitter before and after the conference
Your audience and our delegates are the most active Twitter users in any industry. Tweet about your session often; we share your tweets with over 100,000 of our followers to get your word out.
Last but not least, don't be a "no show" at your scheduled presentation. At every event, one or two speakers will miss their presentation without advance notice. These speakers or others from their companies are not invited to future events as we wish to avoid this situation occurring again.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
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Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS - software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
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Every Global 2000 enterprise in the world is now integrating cloud computing in some form into its IT development and operations. Midsize and small businesses are also migrating to the cloud in increasing numbers.
Cloud Expo is the single show where technology buyers and vendors can meet to experience and discus cloud computing and all that it entails. Sponsors of Cloud Expo will benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities through:
For more information on sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities, contact Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021.
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Sponsors of Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo will benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities through:
For more information on sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities, contact Carmen Gonzalez (@GonzalezCarmen) today by email at events (at) sys-con.com, or by phone 201 802-3021.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Delegates to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo will be able to attend 8 simultaneous, information-packed education tracks.
There are over 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.
Join Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and 'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets.
Financial Technology - or FinTech - Is Now Part of the @CloudExpo Program!
Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 21st Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.
Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expensive intermediate processes from their businesses.
FinTech brings efficiency as well as the ability to deliver new services and a much improved customer experience throughout the global financial services industry. FinTech is a natural fit with cloud computing, as new services are quickly developed, deployed, and scaled on public, private, and hybrid clouds.
More than US$20 billion in venture capital is being invested in FinTech this year. @CloudExpo is pleased to bring you the latest FinTech developments as an integral part of our program, starting at the 21st International Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017 in Silicon Valley, and June 12-14, 2018, in New York City.
The upcoming 21st International @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.
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