Want To Speak @ SMX Social Media Marketing? Here’s How
The agenda is live, and we’re now accepting submissions to speak at Search Marketing Expo – SMX Social Media Marketing 2014, November 19-20, 2014, at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Start by carefully reading the SMX Social Media Marketing 2014 agenda and deciding where you think you’d make a great contribution.
Then read the speaking pitch instructions, and submit your pitch online.
Don’t dally! The speaking pitch form will close on September 5, and we’ll notify everyone who pitched whether they’ve been selected or not shortly thereafter.
Improving Your Odds Of Being Selected To Speak
As you might guess, interest is high in speaking at SMX conferences. We literally sift through hundreds of submissions to select speakers for the show. Here are some tips that will increase your chances of being selected.
Pitch early: Submitting your pitch early gives you a better chance of being selected. Coordinators accept speakers as soon as they identify a pitch that they think best fits the session, just like colleges that use a rolling admissions policy. So pitching early increases the likelihood you’ll be chosen.
Use the form: The speaker pitch form (http://searchmarketingexpo.com/speaker-form) is the way to ask to speak. There’s helpful information there about how your pitch should be written and what it should contain. Please read this. Following these simple guidelines will greatly improve your odds of being selected.
Write it yourself and be specific: Lots of pitches come in that are obviously written by staff or are not specific to the session. These are two of the most effective ways to ensure that your pitch is ignored. If you’re a thought leader, write the pitch yourself… and make certain that it is 100% focused on the session topic.
“Throw your best pitch:” We’re limiting the number of pitches to three per person, so please pitch for the session(s) where you really feel you’ll offer SMX attendees your best.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, but no, we really, really don’t want to get pitches via email. Since we’re working with coordinators and need to have all pitches in our system, we’ll just ask you to submit the pitch through the form anyway, wasting everyone’s time.
Again, thanks for your interest and support, and hope to see you at SMX Social Media Marketing!
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