Staffing World 2018 Presenter Resources, Information, and Updates

Welcome, and thank you for being a Staffing World 2018 presenter.
ASA Presenter Resource CenterThe ASA Presenter Resource Center is designed to support event presenters and provide them with tools to make them more effective educators.
In addition to the resources here, please refer to the cover page of the presenter agreement that you signed and returned to ASA.

ASA may post additional information on this page periodically. We will notify you of updates.

  • Click here to download the ASA presenter checklist. Stay on top of the deadlines to make your workshop and your Staffing World experience a success.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16—Thursday, Oct. 18
  • Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
    201 Waterfront Street (National Harbor)
    Oxon Hill, MD 20745
  • Click here to view the most up-to-date hotel information on the Staffing World website.

    Before you book your hotel stay, check your presenter agreement for guidance from ASA.

  • Use the Staffing World agenda and workshop listings for your travel planning purposes.

  • All Staffing World workshop rooms will be equipped with the standard audiovisual setup. This includes

    • Laptop with your PowerPoint presentation preloaded (laptop located on podium in front of room)
    • Wireless mouse to control the PowerPoint presentation
    • LCD projector and screen
    • Wired internet connection
    • Microphone(s)
      • For workshops with one presenter: A wireless lavaliere microphone and a microphone attached to podium
        • For workshops with two presents: Two wireless lavaliere microphones and a microphone attached to podium
        • For workshops with three or more presenters: Panels will have multiple table top microphones and a microphone attached to podium.

        If you have special requests and have not yet coordinated with ASA, email SWPr********@americanstaffing.net by July 31.

      • Please promote your workshop immediately by using the “I’m a Presenter” graphic in your email signature.

        SW 18 Presenter Signature

      • Most workshop rooms will be set with rows of chairs with tables in front (classroom style) and a table for presenters at the front of the room. There will also be a podium available at the front of the room. If you have a special room set request, contact the ASA education team as soon as possible.
      • Submit your PowerPoint presentation and additional resources to ASA (SWPr********@americanstaffing.net) no later than Aug. 31.

        Submit your PowerPoint presentation slides in Widescreen (16:9) format. The next few sections below contain tips, template suggestions, and more.

        Staffing World attendees have the option to download and print slides and handouts prior to coming to your workshop (in PDF form). They will also have the option to view the slides on-site in the Staffing World App or the Staffing World Materials website: staffingworld.net/materials2018.

        If you are a solo presenter, please submit your PowerPoint slides and any other materials for participants to access electronically, by Aug. 31, so that they can be reviewed for style and grammar, not for content and uploaded to the Staffing World website.

        If you are facilitating or participating on a panel, planning calls will be scheduled to coordinate the group's content, slide, and handouts. Panel slides are also due to ASA by Aug. 31. If you are not aware of your scheduled call or next steps, email SWPr********@americanstaffing.net.

      • ASA encourages your use of video, polling, and other interactive elements in your workshop.

        Video:

        Please embed video(s) in your PowerPoint presentation. Send the video and PowerPoint files to ASA via this Dropbox link.

        Polling:

        ASA will provide live polling software for Staffing World workshops. If you would like to include live polling in your workshop, please send (with your PowerPoint slide deck) the multiple-choice questions and what slide the polling question should follow. ASA will follow up with presenters who request polling.

      • The number of attendees in your session is expected to be between 75 and 150. Attendees range in age from early 30s to late 60s, with the majority of attendees in their 40s. The attendees will be split evenly between males and females. ASA is promoting the convention to independent, regional, and national staffing companies; direct hire firms; and industry suppliers.

        Please incorporate learner interaction throughout—no one wants to sit and listen for a full class. We all learn by doing, by solving challenges, by discussion. Design your content starting off with a challenge—a scenario or an activity. You want the learners to take action; to help them influence a behavior change based on the knowledge you are sharing.

        Leave time to answer attendees’ questions at the end of your presentation. If there is no microphone present for attendees to speak into, repeat any questions asked into your microphone so it can be heard on the recording.

        Display a high level of energy during your session—the audience will feed off your energy, leading to a more interactive workshop.
        You may be familiar with TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a series of conferences
        organized by the nonprofit Sapling Foundation to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.” These are the commandments that TED organizers share with their presenters:

        1. Thou shalt not simply trot out thy usual shtick.
        2. Thou shalt dream a great dream, or show forth a wondrous new thing, or share something thou hast never shared before.
        3. Thou shalt reveal thy curiosity and thy passion.
        4. Thou shalt tell a story.
        5. Thou shalt freely comment on the utterances of other speakers for the sake of blessed connection and exquisite controversy.
        6. Thou shalt not flaunt thine ego. Be thou vulnerable. Speak of thy failure as well as thy success.
        7. Thou shalt not sell from the stage: neither thy company, thy goods, thy writings, nor thy desperate need for funding; lest thou be cast aside into outer darkness.
        8. Thou shalt remember all the while: Laughter is good.
        9. Thou shalt not read thy speech.
        10. Thou shalt not steal the time of them that follow thee

        ASA would like to offer a few additional commandments:

        1. Thou shalt not read thy slides aloud.
        2. Thou shalt encourage participation.
        3. Thou shalt manage participation, but not taketh from the learners' experience.
        4. Thou shalt repeat the questions that are asked of thee for recording purposes.

        It’s OK not to have slides—SLIDES ARE NOT YOUR PRESENTATION, your content is!

        ASA provides space for note-taking in the conference program. If your content will be enhanced by providing slides…

        • Remember: The slides are NOT YOUR PRESENTATION
        • Some experts have cautioned against "Death by PowerPoint," explaining that it's most effective to use slides to complement the transfer of knowledge or to demonstrate key points. Don't make your slides the sole focus of your presentation. In fact, it might help if you cover the screen when the slides aren't necessary so participants can focus on you and what you are saying. (Since you are not going to be reading your slides, you don't need them up either, right?)
        • If there is an activity, provide instructions both in writing and orally to ensure understanding.
        • It's a good idea to include slides in your presentation that highlight the immediate takeaways-a summary of actions the attendees can take or processes they can implement soon after the convention. For example, you might say, "Let's pause and think about what I have shared with you so far-and how you can implement that strategy or idea in your company tomorrow." Then show a slide with two or three takeaway items. ASA recommends that you do this at least twice during your presentation.
        • Leave ample time for questions and interaction during your session.
        • Your PowerPoint slides can be on your company template. ASA will add a title slide and closing slide, on the ASA template, to your presentation. Please use 16:9 (widescreen) format.
        • Add your contact information to your final slide.
        • Your PowerPoint presentation should be created using Microsoft PowerPoint. If you are using a different software program, contact Chris Weirs to make sure ASA can work with the format.
        • Your PowerPoint slides also will be formatted as handouts and distributed electronically to attendees: three to a page, with space for notes. Please limit the words and graphics on your slides so that they are legible when printed.
      • Click here to access instructions on your assessment questions.

      • Staffing World attendees come together in the Staffing World online community. As a presenter, you also have access to the resources in this community. This is not a place for sales promotion, but it is a forum where you can engage the attendees.

        Promotional videos of your workshop can be posted in the community for all attendees to see—building a natural buzz and excitement around your workshop. Click here for instructions on how upload your video to the community.

        Visit the 2018 Staffing World community here.

        Contact ASA for more tips on using the community.

      • ASA greatly appreciates your help in promoting your workshop—and Staffing World—on any social media channels you use for professional purposes. Here are sample posts for Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for your potential use.

        Staffing World 2018If you have interest in posting a video to your social channels, click here for step-by-step directions.

        Make your posts more visually appealing! Use the Staffing World 2018 logo to boost engagement with followers in your social networks.

        If you have any questions about Staffing World and social media, contact Michelle Snyder, ASA director of public relations, at m******@americanstaffing.net or 703-253-2020.

        Twitter

        The ASA Twitter handle is @StaffingTweets. You can follow ASA to get the latest information and developments from the association about Staffing World and the industry generally.

        The hashtag for the convention is #StaffingWorld. Please use the hashtag in any of your tweets promoting your workshop in the weeks leading up to Staffing World 2018.

        You can modify these sample tweets to customize according to your presentation. Twitter allows for 280 characters per tweet—so keep all posts brief. For Twitter specifically, you do not need to use the full URL of a website (e.g., bit.ly/StaffingWorld) for it to be hyperlinked (clickable) in your posts.

        I am so excited to announce that I will be [presenting or moderating] a workshop at #StaffingWorld Oct. 16‒18 in the metro DC area—the largest convention for #staffing professionals in the nation. Will you be joining me? View full agenda & register at bit.ly/StaffingWorld18

        Join me at #StaffingWorld, Oct. 16‒18 in the metro DC area, where I will be [presenting or moderating] 1 of nearly 50 workshops geared for #staffing industry professionals at all stages of their careers. View educational opportunities & register at bit.ly/StaffingWorld18

        #StaffingWorld is just weeks away…Oct. 16‒18 in the metro DC area! Do you plan on being there? If so, make sure to attend my workshop: “[insert workshop title].” More details at bit.ly/StaffingWorld18

        LinkedIn

        Follow the ASA public company page on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/american-staffing-association to remain engaged with the association.

        Announce that you will be presenting at Staffing World 2018 to your network of LinkedIn connections. You can modify these sample posts to customize them according to your presentation. Note that for LinkedIn, specifically, you must use the full URL of a website (e.g., https://bit.ly/StaffingWorld) for it to be hyperlinked (clickable) in your posts.

        The hashtag for the convention is #StaffingWorld. Please use the hashtag in any of your posts promoting your workshop in the weeks leading up to Staffing World 2018.

        Join me at Staffing World 2018, Oct. 16‒18 in the metro Washington, DC, area where I will be [presenting or moderating] one of nearly 50 workshops geared for staffing industry professionals at all stages of their careers! Check out the impressive educational lineup and register at https://bit.ly/StaffingWorld18. Hope to see you there!

        It's the must-attend event of the year for staffing industry professionals: Staffing World 2018, Oct. 16‒18 in the metro Washington, DC, area! I am so excited to announce that I will be [presenting or moderating] the workshop “[insert your workshop title].” Join me there! Get the details and register today at https://bit.ly/StaffingWorld18. Hope to see you in DC this fall!


        If you work for an ASA member staffing firm, request to join the private ASA LinkedIn group.
        One you are added to the group, feel free to share your professional blog posts or the fact that you will be presenting at Staffing World.

        Facebook

        Follow the ASA Facebook page at facebook.com/AmericanStaffingAssociation to remain engaged with the association.

        These sample posts for your personal page (if used, in part, for professional purposes) or your company’s page on Facebook. These can also be used as content for your professional blog (if you publish one). You can modify these sample posts to customize them according to your presentation. Note that for Facebook specifically, you do not need to use the full URL of a website (e.g., bit.ly/StaffingWorld) for it to be hyperlinked (clickable) in your posts.

        The hashtag for the convention is #StaffingWorld. Please use the hashtag in any of your posts promoting your workshop in the weeks leading up to Staffing World 2018.

        Join me at Staffing World 2018, Oct. 16‒18 in the metro Washington, DC, area, where I will be [presenting or moderating] one of nearly 50 workshops geared for staffing industry professionals at all stages of their careers! Check out the impressive educational lineup and register at bit.ly/StaffingWorld18. Hope to see you there!

        It's the must-attend event of the year for staffing industry professionals: Staffing World 2018, Oct. 16‒18 in the metro Washington, DC, area! I am excited to announce that I will be [presenting or moderating] the workshop “[insert your workshop title].” Join me there! Get the details and register today at bit.ly/StaffingWorld18. Hope to see you in DC this fall!

        Staffing World 2018, Oct. 16‒18 in the metro Washington, DC, area, is just weeks away—join me there! If you plan on being there, be sure to attend my workshop, “[insert your workshop title].” Check out bit.ly/StaffingWorld18 for convention details and to register. Hope to see you in DC this fall!

      • Submit a short video that introduces you and your workshop to the ASA audience—and help continue building the buzz and excitement for Staffing World.

        The video should be about 30 seconds long, and any video format/file is acceptable. Make sure the video is well lit and that the camera is close enough for viewers to see your face clearly. A good rule of thumb is a shot that frames your head and shoulders. The video should be one continuous take (no edits).

        1. Start your video clip by introducing yourself and your workshop. For example:
          • Hello. I'm Christopher Weirs, and I am presenting a workshop at Staffing World this year called [Name of workshop]. we will discuss/focus on/talk about [name two or three things you are targeting in your workshop] and explore [mention one or two results/strategies/solutions they will walk away with]. Check out the full workshop description at staffingworld.net-I look forward to seeing all of you in October!
        2. You should be dressed professionally in your video clip and in a professional setting. Please refrain from wearing hats, t-shirts, etc., and please refrain from endorsing your company, your company's services, or other organizations.
        3. When you're done with your video, click on this Dropbox link to upload your video to the ASA Dropbox account.

         
        Videos will be displayed on the Staffing World website, ASA social media, and the Staffing World attendee community. All video files become property of ASA. Please feel free to post your video to your company website or social media platforms in an effort to promote your workshop and Staffing World as the can’t-miss event for the industry.

      • Coming soon.

      • Staffing World attendees and presenters are invited to share their expertise by volunteering to be a roundtable discussion moderator. Moderators introduce the topic, offer appropriate opening comments, encourage group participation, guide and monitor the length of discussions, and keep participants focused on the topic.

        If you will be at Staffing World on Tuesday morning and are interested in volunteering, please click here to complete the call for roundtable moderators online form (this volunteer opportunity will open on June 18).