11. Hold Initial Speakers Meeting

The next meeting to be held is the speaker meeting. Each speaker should be prepared to discuss with others his intention and outline of his or her presentation. The main purpose of this meeting is to:

  • Confirm topic for each speaker
  • Describe objectives of forum to each speaker
  • Establish abstract and presentation format
  • Determine central location for delivery of abstract and presentation

It is important that each speaker be present at this meeting so that everyone is on the same level as to what the goals are of the forum.

Lessons Learned:

  • Speaker should be aware that their presentation should not be a sales pitch
  • Set deadline for electronic format of presentation which should be sent to a central location
  • Speaker presentations should all be presented from the same media or PC if possible