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Did you know that public speaking consistently ranks as one of the top fear-inducing activities people can experience? With OLC’s Presenter Services, you will be able to stand confidently in front of your audience and deliver an engaging presentation. There are a variety of resources available to meet your needs regardless of experience or skills level. Choose the option that works best for you: Presenter Guides, Webinars, or Coaching.

Downloadable Guides offer important tips for delivering a polished and professional session. Webinars allow you to participate in a 30-minute ‘master’ course, as you learn from expert presenters. And lastly, you can receive coaching that is customized to address your individual needs as a presenter. You can participate in one of three coaching options: 1 to 1 pre-conference, Cohort-based, or Onsite coaching.  

Regardless if you choose to engage in one or all three of these options, you will have the opportunity to learn helpful tips to enhance your presentation skills.  Being able to speak confidently in front of an audience will not only enhance your conference experience, it can help you grow your career. More information about each resource is provided below.  We look forward to working with you!

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Presenter Resources

As you prepare to give your presentation at OLC Innovate, you may consider using these resources. The slide template provides you with a user friendly and accessible slide format that can be used as a template for your presentation. We encourage all of our presenters to use this as a starting point if you like. Presenters are always also welcome to use your own style of Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Slides or alternate slide design or presentation option desired, as well.

Regardless of which format you choose for your slides, please include the evaluation slide (BELOW) at the end of your slide deck. OLC uses evaluations from session presentations to determine many variables in our conferences, including special invitations to selected speakers. Attendees of your session who fill out the survey are also eligible for a prize, which will be discussed in keynote/opening sessions with attendees.

Use the links below to access/download these resources.

Presenter FAQ

We encourage you to develop your own “personal brand” by using your own/your institution’s slide template, but in the event you would like to use a conference-provided template, you are welcome to use the OLC Innovate 2019 conference template below. 

OLC Slide Template     

Please do use the Session Evaluation Reminder Slide at the start and end of your presentation to remind attendees to submit feedback on your presentation. 

Session Evaluation Reminder Slide

Presenter Guides:

If you’re looking for a quick reference on ways to enhance your OLC Innovate session, consider taking a look at our Presenter Guides and Essentials Videos. These online resources serve as a quick refresher on the best ‘advice’ or ‘tips’ our coaches have to offer.


Abstracts | Effective ProposalsCareer Forum Roundtables | Conversations, Not Presentations Sessions | Educate & Reflect Sessions | Emerging Ideas Sessions | Innovation Studio Sessions | Workshops

Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility | Engagement StrategiesLast Minute Checklist | Slide Design | Streaming Presentations

Essentials Videos

Our OLC Presenter Services “essentials” videos playlist can be found on Youtube: 



These virtual sessions provide you with detailed guidance on strategies and techniques that can help you craft a successful presentation. By attending the live offering of the webinars, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and share any insights or lessons learned from your own experiences.


Date: February 7, 2019 – 3:00pm ET

Educate & Reflect and Streaming Sessions

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Overview: Educate and Reflect sessions are traditional 30-minute presentation in which you share information related to one of the conference proposal tracks, followed by 5 minutes for quiet individual reflection, and then ending with a 10-minute Q&A and group discussion. In this 1-hour webinar, we will spend the first half overviewing techniques to design/deliver effective and stimulating presentations with an awareness of the value of personal reflection; the second half will focus on special considerations for delivering streamed presentations and engaging the remote conference audience.

You will learn how to…

  • Design and deliver an effective presentation
  • Design slideshows that get attention and support learning
  • Engage the audience and foster interaction
  • Utilize technology to enhance your presentation
  • Incorporate reflection for meaningful individual application of presentation topic
  • Present simultaneously to a face-to-face and virtual audience


February 13, 2019 – 10:30am ET

Emerging Ideas Sessions

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Overview: Emerging Ideas sessions are brief mini-presentations centered around an electronic platform (i.e., your laptop) with the goal of promoting your ideas and eliciting suggestions and discussion from attendees. These fast-paced, digital presentation sessions are one of the most energizing presentation options for exploring your topic. In this 30-minute webinar, we will discuss proven strategies for maximizing engagement and the impact of your Emerging Ideas presentation.

You will learn…

  • Dynamic methods for encouraging visitors to stop at your session
  • Best practices for chunking information in a brief, meaningful fashion
  • The power of multiple interactions with a diverse group
  • Strategies for managing a dynamic, interactive, mobile audience
  • Tips on how to display your content for maximum impact

Date: February 14, 2019 – 2:30pm ET

Conversations, Not Presentations

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Overview:  Conversations, Not Presentations provide an interactive opportunity to share information and explore topics from a variety of perspectives. Maximizing the value and impact of a dynamic conversation requires careful planning and strategic facilitation. In this 30-minute webinar, we will provide tips for designing and facilitating informative and engaging conversations that leave attendees with meaningful insights and/or solutions to shared challenges.

You will learn how to…

  • Structure a discussion that stays on topic while allowing for spontaneous insights
  • Integrate slides (if necessary) to guide your conversation
  • Facilitate a robust discussion that encourages all attendees to interact, explore, and share ideas
  • Anticipate and prepare for the unexpected


February 19, 2019 – 2:00pm ET


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Overview: Delivering an engaged, interactive, and effective workshop is often viewed as an intimidating venture undertaken by only the bravest souls. In reality workshop design, development and delivery can offer an exhilarating opportunity to partner with other skilled experts as well as to learn from a room full of experienced and eager participants. The resulting program is the outcome of careful and thoughtful planning as well as skilled facilitation during delivery. In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll explore strategies that can be used to create a stimulating, engaging workshop.

You will learn…

  • Generate and position a workshop topic of interest and addressing audience needs
  • Design an engaged/interactive workshop
  • Set participant expectations and achieve positive program results
  • Generate valued workshop artifacts
  • Effectively manage your time to facilitate a meaningful learning experience

Date: February 21, 2019 – 12:00pm ET

Career Forum Roundtable

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Overview: Career Forum Roundtables provide an opportunity to explore a specific career issue, challenge or opportunity. Ideally, your career forum will be conversational yet informative; the goal is to engage the audience in meaningful dialogue to foster shared insights. In this 30-minute webinar, we will provide tips and strategies for designing and facilitating informative and engaging career forum discussions. 

You will learn…

  • How to structure an interactive presentation that stays on topic, but also allows spontaneous insights to emerge
  • Best practices for the use of presentation slides (if any) in your discussion
  • Strategies to facilitate a robust discussion and engage the audience in a meaningful dialogue
  • Tips for anticipating and preparing for the unexpected


Date: February 28, 2019 – 12:00pm ET

Innovation Studio

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Overview:  Innovation Studio sessions are designed to “show-and-tell” a specific pedagogical strategy, technology tool, research method, design-thinking, industry innovation, or leadership approach. This type of presentation allows for the presentation and demonstration of new material along with an opportunity for guided, hands-on practice.  In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll explore best practices for designing and facilitating an engaging, educational Innovation Studio presentation. Learn tips and techniques for maximizing the value and impact of this hands-on learning experience.

You will learn how to…

  • Design a presentation that allows attendees to learn new information and immediately apply it
  • Manage an interactive workshop
  • Foster interactions that encourages reflection, application and practice
  • Promote application of new skill by highlighting the relevance, need, and value of the information/skills



Can’t make the live webinars?

Not to worry, view the recordings.



One of the best ways to improve upon a skill is to work with a coach who can offer feedback and guidance that is tailored specifically to your needs. OLC now offers this as a free service to all conference presenters. However, there are a limited number of coaching sessions being offered this year. Signing up early is highly recommended.


1-1 Coaching

1-On-1 Conference Presentation Coaching

Deliver your entire presentation virtually to your coach and receive personalized feedback.


Small Group Cohort Conference Presentation Coaching

Talk with fellow presenters to explore strategies for engaging your audience, enhancing your slides, and more.

Onsite Coaching

Onsite Conference Presentation Coaching

Have a coach attend your live presentation at the conference and receive custom feedback.


Ready to take your presentation skills to the next level?

Coaching sessions will take place in March 2019.

Request a Coaching Session


Working with a coach can be the difference between a good presentation and a great one. All of our coaches have a proven history of giving presentations that consistently earn high ratings for all of the main components of successful sessions – engagement, slide design, and delivery.



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Emerging Ideas Session, Workshops


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Emerging Ideas


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Educate & Reflect Session, Streamed Session, Emerging Ideas, or Workshop


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Diversity & Inclusion, Engagement


Presentation Specialty:
Diversity & Inclusion, Engagement


Presentation Specialty:
Diversity & Inclusion, Engagement


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Presentation, Proposal


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Presenter Services Chair