Friday, September 10, 2010

Information for potential speakers: About our audience is a group of PMs formed to help each other in Project Management.Our audience is made up of novice to accomplished PMs all of which want to learn.These PMs are serious about learning because we don't offer PDUs; We're not a PMI registered education provider.

We're always looking for people to present on our calls!

Our format is an approximately 1 hour call. We have several calls per month:

  • 1st Thurdsday of the Month: PMP Exam Study Group
  • 2nd Thursday of the month: PM JobShop: Career topics
  • 3rd Thursday every month: PM Best Practices / PM Lessons Learned
We have some announcements at the beginning, then the presenter and then Q&A at the end. So, the presentation is usually about 30 to 40 minutes long, but could be longer.

The calls start at 9pm Eastern (because many people have free cell phone use after that hour), but exceptions can be made if you wish to present at another time of day.

We record the call and make it into a podcast that we post on our site and on itunes. Sometimes after we stop the recording, people stay on and talk about the topic or a PM related topic.

We usually only have about a dozen or two dozen participants on the call which makes it very manageable. Depending on the topic, there may be a few hundred listeners to the podcast.

Some speakers provide slides, but that is not necessary. If there are slides, we post them on our website for people to download and follow along.

We use a free conference call service for our conference calls, so long distance charges may apply. Our new conference call provider does allow the use of skype in addition to standard phone service.

You can look at the "archives" on our website to see what some of the subjects are of the presentations we have offered in the past.

We don't offer any compensation because our group has no income. We offer all of our services free of charge to promote good project management. In return for your presentation, we are more than happy to have you promote yourself and the work you do. We are also open to giving one or two give-aways if you want to give away a product or book to promote your company.

We need the following information from you to promote your presentation:
  1. Topic/Title
  2. Your short Bio (should contain some way to contact you, but we shy from email addresses because when we publish it, people may add you to a spam email list)
  3. A photo of you (optional)
  4. Synopsis of the presentation if available (optional)
  5. Slides if available (this is optional and can be sent up to a week in advance)

You may use the contact us link on our home page to contact us with questions or ideas.

Best Regards,

Henry C. Will IV, PMP is the founder and leader of this group - Project Managers helping Project Managers to make a difference!