Never turn your presentation into a sales pitch or use your talk to promote your products or services in any way. Our attendees are very uncomfortable with this and it takes away from the educational aspect. We have a mantra here, “The stage is for teaching. The exhibit floor is for selling”.
If you are moderating or are participating in a panel we will be sending you another email to cover more details on how to make your session as great as it can be. Schedule at least one call with your panelists to help you make sure your session is organized and all of your panelists understand the goal of the panel. Please see this wonderful informational post by Jeremiah Owyang featuring tips on being a successful moderator, or Ted Talk video by Chris Anderson on The Secret to Great Public Speaking
Don’t make the presentation about “you” even if you’re telling “your” story. Make sure your talk is presented in a way that makes it easy for attendees to relate to. They should be able to walk away thinking, “I can do this!” and “I can use X,Y and Z tomorrow!” rather than, “Wow. Wish I could do that too.” The theme for the conference is Empowerment. We want to empower our attendees to take actions.
September 05, 2017
Presenters Hotel Accomodation
Lodging arrangements is on your own. There is a Marriott Hotel located next to the University Campus. The address is: 2701 Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton, CA. 92831. We have negotiated a group discounted rate at the Fullerton Marriott next door to the university for attendees coming from out of town. Discounted room rates are good only until September 22, 2017. So make your reservations early!
Room Rates: $135 for Single—Standard Room. It will be good for Thursday and Friday nights. Identify yourself as part of the API Conference when making reservations.