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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.
  • Coaching that is customized to address your individual needs as a presenter. You can participate in either (or both!) of our two coaching options: Pre-conference 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 your submission or 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 (coming in March) 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. More will be added as the conference nears. 

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 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 proposal or session, consider taking a look at our Presenter Guides. These online resources serve as a quick refresher on the best ‘advice’ or ‘tips’ our coaches have to offer.

Session type Guides:

Presentation Strategy Guides

Call for Proposal Guides: 

  • Effective Abstracts & Proposals
  • Proposal Planning Template (View-only google doc) Please make a copy of this google doc template for your own use in planning your proposal submission. Once you have your information gathered, it is easy to copy and paste into the fields in the OLC Conference Management System. 
  • Proposal Planning Example (View-only google doc) This is an example of how you can use the planning template to help you plan your proposal submission.



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. Be sure to mark these on your calendar so you don’t miss them.

Session type specific webinars will be scheduled for late February and throughout March for accepted presenters. Topics and dates for webinars will be posted soon.  



Can’t make the live webinars?

Not to worry, we will post the recordings afterward.


Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Create a Winning Proposal

Conference Speaker


Want to know the secret to getting your proposal accepted to the conference? Join us for an inside look at the process used by the conference committee to select proposals for Innovate. In this webinar, you will learn exactly what the expectations are for proposals, the criteria used by the committee to score proposals, and how to ensure your presentation receives a high rating by conference attendees. We’ll also discuss potential awards you are eligible for if your proposal receives the highest score in its track. If you are looking to enhance the quality of your conference proposal for OLC Innovate, this webinar will provide you with everything you need.



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.


Pre-conference Coaching

1-On-1 Conference Presentation Coaching

Connect with a coach to explore strategies for engaging your audience, enhancing your slides, practice presenting, 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 late February and early March 2020.


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.

Coaches will be added closer to the conference.