Proposal Guides

Our Proposal Guides offer a reference on ways to enhance your OLC conference proposal and serve as a quick refresher on the best “advice” or “tips” our mentors have to offer.

Presentation Guides

Our Presenter Guides offer a reference on ways to enhance your OLC conference presentation and serve as a quick refresher on the best “advice” or “tips” our mentors have to offer.

Conference Resources

OLC Presenter Services is dedicated to enhancing the experience for all conference attendees by offering specialized guidance to presenters. Our curated list of resources – available to all OLC presenters – is developed with the goal of preparing each speaker to be able to present engaging content confidently to their audience. Conference-specific resources will be added as they become available. 

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PRESENTATION RESOURCES

Mentoring

One of the best ways to improve upon a skill is to work with a mentor who can offer feedback and guidance that is tailored specifically to your needs. Connect with a mentor to explore strategies for engaging your audience, enhancing your slides, practice presenting, and more.

OLC offers this as a free service to all conference presenters. There are a limited number of mentoring sessions being offered for each conference. Mentoring requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Request Mentoring Services


Webinars & Design Sessions

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.

We encourage all OLC conference presenters to attend these live webinars, as you will learn critical logistical information for both onsite and virtual presentations. If you are unable to participate in a live session, recordings will be available. 

The OLC Accelerate 2022 webinar schedule will be posted soon. 

Moving Beyond Content: Mapping a Virtual Engagement Strategy

Get the tools you need to authentically engage your virtual audience using OLC’s Engagement Planning Map for Presenters. Plus, critical logistical information for your virtual session.

Watch on-Demand Recording from OLC Innovate 2022

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Discovery Sessions – Fundamentals and Strategies for Presenting Onsite and Virtually

Whether you are presenting a Discovery Session in person or asynchronously, this webinar will provide best practices for captivating your audience and ensuring interaction.

Watch On-Demand Recording from OLC Innovate 2022

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Opportunities and Recommendations for Onsite Audience Engagement at OLC

Has it been a while since you have done an in-person presentation? Join us for best practices in presentation development, engagement strategies, and critical logistical details for onsite presenters.

Watch On-Demand Recording from OLC Innovate 2022

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The Basics of Preparing for an Industry Partner Presentation at OLC

From Industry Showcase to Exposition Foundry sessions and everything in-between, this webinar will help you prepare your session as an industry partner.

Watch On-Demand Recording from OLC Innovate 2022

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Designing with the Engagement in Mind: Recommended Practices for Onsite and Virtual Discovery Sessions

Crowdsource ideas, learn essential tricks, and work directly with OLC Staff to prepare your presentation in this collaborative design session.

Watch On-Demand Recording from OLC Innovate 2022

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Planning for Engagement: Strategies for Presenting as an Industry Partner

Go beyond logistics and work directly with OLC Staff to prepare an engaging Exposition Foundry or Industry Showcase presentation in this live collaborative design session.

Watch On-Demand Recording from OLC Innovate 2022

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About OLC Presenter Services

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 speak confidently to your audience and deliver an engaging presentation. There are a variety of resources available to meet your needs regardless of experience or skills level. Being able to speak confidently in front of an audience will not only enhance your presentation experience, it can help you grow your career.

OLC Presenter Services is a year-round service which provides resources, trainings, and a robust network around effective presentation and facilitation strategies. There are several opportunities for volunteership through OLC Presenter Services, including working on a series of special projects.

 

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Mentor

Mentors offer feedback and guidance that is tailored specifically to community needs. Mentors work with presenters to explore strategies for engaging various audiences, enhancing slides, practice presenting, and more.

 

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Video Library Content Creator

Content Creators develop short (5-10 minute) video-based trainings for the OLC Presenter Services Video Library. Submissions range in topics and align with the creator’s areas of expertise.

 

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Video Library Content Reviewer

Content Reviewers serve as evaluators for content submitted to the OLC Presenter Services Video Library. They help ensure that all submitted content is high-quality through our peer-review process.

 

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Content Ambassador

Content Ambassadors serve as “in the field” community members, attending our events, reviewing presentations, and most importantly, identifying potential content creators and reaching out to them about contributing to the OLC Presenter Services Video Content Library.

 

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Leadership Team Member

Members of the Leadership Team provide guidance and thought leadership into the strategic direction of OLC Presenter Services, including how to ensure that Presenter Services programming and services align with community needs and the demands of the field of online, blended, and digital learning.

 

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Special Project Volunteer

Our current special projects opportunity is Video Content Assessment Tool. This special project team will have the opportunity to co-construct the assessment tool that will be used to review and evaluate submissions to OLC Presenter Services Video Content Library.

About our Volunteers

Working with a mentor can be the difference between a good presentation and a great one. All of our mentors 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.

 

Presenter Services Volunteer Chair

Director of Instructional Design and Online Learning, Haywood Community College

 

 

Presenter Services Co-Lead (OLC)

Director of Global Events, Online Learning Consortium

 

 

Presenter Services Co-Lead (OLC)

Director of Online Engagement, Online Learning Consortium

 

 

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Instructional Technologist, Pima Community College

 

 

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Instructional Design Manager, University of Arizona

 

 

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Senior Instructional Designer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

 

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Faculty, Texas A&M University – Kingsville

 

 

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Dean of Online Learning, D’Youville College

 

 

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Director, Instructional Design, Utah Valley University

 

 

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Associate Director of Campus Relations, University of Nevada Las Vegas

 

 

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Instructional Design Specialist, Oregon State University – Ecampus

 

 

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Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Research on Teaching, Grand Canyon University

 

 

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Institutional Director for Online Academic and Student Services, Inter American University of Puerto Rico

 

 

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Program Director, Professor, Prescott College

 

 

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Faculty, Sr CSM, Coastal Carolina University

 

 

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Senior Instructional Technologist, Coppin State University

 

 

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Learning Content and Technology Manager, Academic Partnerships

 

 

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Associate Director of Online Course Production, UNC Charlotte