Creative Neighbors: Speaker Details

We’re so excited that you’re going to be part of Creative Neighbors!

STEP ONE: GETTING STARTED

We need three things when you initially agree to speak:

1) Confirm the Date
We’ll work with you to pick a month and date that works.

2) Send Your Info
Fill out this form so we know how to reach you, tag you, praise you.

3) Pick Your Segment
All CN talks fit into one of four segments. Segments are first-come, first-served – but with an spare, you’ll always have a choice 🙂

PROJECT – Something you finished or are working on.
PROCESS – How do you what you do?
LESSON – Give us some wisdom!
CREATIVE CRUSH – Someone/thing you’re really into and want to share. Inspiration, if you will!

STEP TWO: CREATING YOUR TALK

Write Your Blurb
Once you’re scheduled and have a segment, we’ll need to write a blurb to start promoting your talk. Here’s the general formula for each segment:

PROJECT
[Your title] [your name] shares/presents ____________.

PROCESS
[Your title] [your name] gives insight into how____________.

LESSON
[Your title] [your name] shares what they’ve learned about ____________.

CREATIVE CRUSH
[Your title] [your name] is really into ____________.

You can see lots of examples from past talks here. 

STEP THREE: SPREAD THE WORD

Get Your Tickets
If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so here: https://cn111419.eventbrite.com

Yes, even you (it helps us show off our attendee count). Woohoo, analytics!

Get Social
More importantly, please invite a friend or three! You can

If you could also LIKE our FB page, we will be able to tag you in our event posts. Thanks!

STEP FOUR: YOUR PRESENTATION

Upload Your Slides
If you want visual aids (some speakers do, some don’t!), please upload them to this Dropbox folder.

  • You can send us a 16:9 Keynote or Powerpoint file with as few or as many slides as you think will fit in your talk
  • Just have images? That’s fine too!
    In that case, rename each file with your name and number it in the order you want it to appear. Example: beyonce_01.jpg, beyonce_02.mov, beyonce_03.xls
  • Video? Perfect! Compress files as much as possible before sending – 720p is fine. Try to keep clips short. Also, audio playback is unfortunately not great at the venue, so don’t plan on super-audible sound.

Once they’re all uploaded, we will compile everything into the ULTIMATE MASTER SLIDESHOW!!

So we can make sure everything works smoothly, please upload your slides no later than 2 days before the event.

Suggest a Discussion Question
Since we don’t have formal Q&As, and we have lots of mingling in between each talk, we like to help prompt discussion among attendees by posing a question based on your talk. Please email a few ideas the day before and we’ll put it in our slideshow.

STEP FIVE: THE EVENT!

Please arrive a little early, around 6pm. We’ll take your photo, review the slides, and give you your drink ticket (thanks, Frogtown!) before folks start wandering in.

The event starts at 6:30, the first talk will start around 7:15ish, with breaks for socializing between talks. 

Thank you again for speaking! We’re super excited to be building this community and we’re so glad that you’re part of it!