Presenter Toolkit

Presenting at an upcoming conference, seminar or online presentation?  Get ideas, tips and recommendations below to help you prepare for a successful presentation! 

If you have any presenter suggestions, please contact Jennifer Corbin, Julie Sena or Oonagh Barrow.


Content Suggestions from Members

Need ideas for your next seminar or conference session topic? Download this list of suggested topics and bring it to your next committee meeting.


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Illinois ASBO PowerPoint Template

Use this template for any Illinois ASBO event unless otherwise specified.

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Illinois ASBO Speaker Resources

Event-specific speaker information including important deadlines, AV information, speaker tips and moderator responsibilities.

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Ten Things You Can Do Now to Make Public Speaking Effortless

Have you ever wondered how some well-known figures make public speaking look like child’s play?

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12 Most Engaging Presenter Behaviors to Keep Your Audience Awake

Part of your job as a presenter is to help your audience stay awake, to actually pay attention and consider what you are saying.

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Tips and Tricks for Successful Online Presentations

Learn how online presentations differ from live presentations and how to adapt your presentation delivery.

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Tips to Create a Successful PowerPoint Presentation 

Avoid "Death by PowerPoint" and learn how to increase attendee understanding and retention.

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Prep for Optimal Online Delivery

Read this short article for tips on how to best prepare for online delivery.

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Virtual Event Formats

Learn about actionable event formats for the virtual world.

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Audience Needs Map

Ask yourself these questions to better understand your audience before your presentation.

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Alternate Presentation Tools

The following presentation tools represent alternatives to the standardized PowerPoint template provided by Illinois ASBO.

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