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.

Innovate 2022 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.


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 OLC Innovate 2022. Mentoring requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Request Mentoring Services for Innovate 2022 Presentation

Live Support Hours

We recognize presenters may have a quick question and prefer to talk, brainstorm, or just bounce ideas around with another person for a few minutes. With that in mind, we are offering live support hours for presenters in preparation for OLC Innovate 2022.

Tuesdays, 1pm ET

Live Support Hours Zoom link

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 Innovate 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.

Moving Beyond Content: Mapping a Virtual Engagement Strategy

Wednesday, February 9 | 12pm ET

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.

Register for Webinar

Discovery Sessions – Fundamentals and Strategies for Presenting Onsite and Virtually

Tuesday, February 15 | 2pm ET

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

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Opportunities and Recommendations for Onsite Audience Engagement at OLC

Wednesday, February 23 | 3pm ET

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.

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The Basics of Preparing for an Industry Partner Presentation at OLC

Friday, February 25 | 1pm ET

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

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

Thursday, March 3 | 1pm ET

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

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Planning for Engagement: Strategies for Presenting as an Industry Partner

Thursday, March 3 | 2:30pm ET

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.

Register for Webinar

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.

About our Mentors

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.


Director of Instructional Design and Online Learning, Haywood Community College



Director of Global Events, Online Learning Consortium



Director of Online Engagement, Online Learning Consortium