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
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:
[Your title/descriptor] [your name] shares/presents ____________.
[Your title/descriptor] [your name] gives insight into how____________.
[Your title/descriptor] [your name] shares what they’ve learned about ____________.
[Your title/descriptor] [your name] is really into ____________.
Here’s an example:
Writer and Director Héloïse Chung shares how being bad at ceramics made her better at writing.
STEP THREE: SPREAD THE WORD
Get Your Tickets
If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so here: https://cn031220.eventbrite.com
Yes, even you (it helps us show off our attendee count). Woohoo, analytics!
More importantly, please invite a friend or three! You can
- Send folks the Eventbrite ticket link: https://cn031220.eventbrite.com
- Invite via Facebook: FB Event – CN March 2020
- Share on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook
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.gif, beyonce_03.xls
- Video? Unfortunately, video and audio do not work well at our venue. (SAD FACE) We’ve tried and tried and it never works out well. We highly recommend using screenshots or animated gifs instead.
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
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!