We've all heard conference keynotes and have been blown away by the candor of the presenter. They're poised, knowledgeable and can keep an audience engaged from beginning to end. But maybe it wasn't just the presenter that garnered your interest. Did the overall topic capture you instantly because it was relevant to you and your company? Or, rather, did the topic keep you in your seat because it was a new and innovative take on an age-old industry dilemma? Whatever the case may be, you sat through that presentation because of one thing -- the work put into the presentation before it even hit your ears.
Five current and former conference planning committee members sat down to discuss just what makes a good presentation and presenter, and how to pitch a topic once you are ready to present. Here, we'll break down step-by-step so you're prepared to pitch and present a topic sure to capture your audience.