Q. What is a Speaker Value Call?
A. A Speaker Value Call is a discussion about your presentation with our Programming Manager, Ann Sheu In this call, she will help you highlight key points for attendees. She is also ensuring there is a diversity of content across all sessions. Even if you routinely present or speak, this call is intended to support your success.
Q. What is an EOS Purity check?
A. Attendees look to the content presented at the conference as “the standard” of EOS: the model, process, and the correct identification of IP. You are asked to deliver your materials in advance to guarantee these standards.
Q. Do I need to stay at the JD Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes?
A. Staying on-site enhances your participation and enjoyment of the event but is not required. Limited rooms are available until April 1, 2022 or until the room block is filled. Grab yours at the special rate of $229.00++ on the hotel reservation page: RESERVE HERE. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. EDT and Check-out is at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Q. Do you pay travel expenses?
A. Travel, meals, and hotel are the responsibility of the speaker unless otherwise indicated.
Q. What about food?
A. Your two-day conference pass includes these meals: Thursday’s breakfast, lunch, and an appetizer-heavy reception. Friday breakfast. We have great break snacks as well. You are free to partake, even if you are staying elsewhere.
Q. What about my spouse (partner, assistant), can they attend?
A. Everyone who is in the area of the conference is required to be a registered attendee of the event. Speakers may register a spouse or assistant at a discounted rate of $1395, which allows full access to the conference and meals. The registration deadline is February 11, 2022. The additional attendee may not be a client or EOS Implementer.
Q. Will I be able to attend other sessions?
A. Yes. Part of your compensation is a complimentary registration for the entire conference, which allows you full access to both days. Your participation is encouraged and welcomed.
Q. Do you expect anything else from me besides showing up to speak?
A. We want your participation in the EOS Conference to be a phenomenal success. We ask that you be available for at least one Speaker Value Call. The purpose of this call is to help you deliver the best and most relevant content for our audience and to ensure that overall content is well-balanced. We also ask that you promote the conference and your participation. Here is a link to a media kit (coming soon) with images and text for you to use.
Q. What if I am unable to attend or get sick?
A. We anticipate with the signature of our agreement, you will do everything possible to present at the conference. If something comes up, please let us know as soon as possible. If an emergency prevents you from attending, we do have contingency plans.
Q. What if COVID is still a factor?
A. The conference team will be carefully monitoring safety guidelines and government mandates to ensure the conference is run according to recommended best practices and standards. Virtual options are being factored into our strategy and planning.
Q. How do I ship materials to the hotel?
A. There is a FedEx onsite at the JW Orlando. Information and online pre-ordering may be found here. Their official address is 4040 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, FL 32837. Please contact Julie Sedick with additional questions.
Q. Is Wi-Fi available?
A. Yes, Wi-Fi is complimentary in all meeting spaces and log-in information will be provided onsite. Wi-Fi is also available in all sleeping rooms. High-speed internet is also available in all spaces and sleeping rooms.
Q. How should I dress?
A. Dress “business professional” unless your presentation format is enhanced by wearing a uniform or other gear. Please inform our team if you plan to wear any of these.
Q. Will there be an app at the conference?
A. Yes. We will use an app at the event. You may submit additional materials to be loaded into the app. Please do so by April 1, 2022 to Nicole Gergon.
PRESENTATION DECK: About Your Presentation Deck and Handouts
Q. Is there a standardized PowerPoint template provided for the EOS Conference?
A. Yes. If you are preparing your content specifically for the conference and do not have a standardized PowerPoint, one will be provided. If your presentation is specifically branded and formatted to support your presentation, you may use your branded deck upon review and approval by the programming team.
Q. Is there a cover slide for the EOS Conference?
A. Yes. EVERY presentation will need to have the opening and closing slides for the conference inserted. These slides include recognition of our sponsors. These slides are added to the final presentation you submit and will be loaded onto the computer in your session room.
Q. Do I need to submit my presentation in advance?
A. Yes. There are two times that you submit your presentation. First, in draft for an EOS Purity check, and then a final submission.
Feb 11: EOS Purity Check, please send your presentation to Julie Sedick. This does not have to be your final presentation; a working draft is ok.
March 11: Final, corrected presentation due to Julie Sedick.
Q. How will I show my presentation?
A. Each room will have a PC computer and projector. Your presentation will be pre-loaded on a computer. All content is deleted from the computer after the conference, for IP protection. A clicker will be provided.
Q. Can I include video in my presentation?
A. Yes. Embed the video into your presentation whenever possible. There is wi-fi; it is not as predictably responsive. When you arrive for your A/V check, inform your production tech that you are using a video. Do a sound check of your video as part of your A/V test.
Q. Can I use my own computer?
A. Yes. Please indicate this preference in your responses on the Speaker Portal. Do bring a backup of your presentation on a thumb drive. You still need to submit your final presentation to EOS Worldwide by March 11.
Q. What should my handout include?
A. Handouts are optional and not a requirement of speaking. A copy of your presentation deck is discouraged. DO format your handout with key models, exercises, key takeaways, and action items.
Q. How are breakout handouts printed?
A. We will print your handout at our cost, black and white double-sided. You may opt to bring your own handouts, at your own cost. Handouts should be submitted for printing by March 11 to Julie Sedick.
Q. How many handouts should I bring?
A. Plan on 150 copies. If your session repeats on Friday, our team will work with you to get more printed for your “Best of” session.
SESSION ROOM: About Your Session Room
Q. What can I expect about the room I am presenting in?
A. All rooms are set with a projector, lavalier mic, and computer. There will be a water station set up and a literature table for each room. There will be a room monitor in every session to assist you with set-up and address any needs during the presentation.
Q. Can I see a picture of my room before the conference?
A. We do not have photos of the individual session rooms. A layout map will be provided upon request. This venue is ideal for breakouts and was chosen with the quality of the breakout rooms in mind.
Q. Can I do a room check in advance once I am onsite?
A. Yes. Once you arrive, check-in at our registration desk. If your preview time has not already been scheduled, you will be scheduled then. You will have the opportunity to see your room, run through your presentation, and make sure all A/V add-ons are in the room.
YOUR SESSION: About Your Presentation
Q. Will someone introduce me?
A. Breakout presenters will not be formally introduced by someone from the conference team. Please include a few words about yourself at the beginning of your presentation.
Q. How long is my session?
A. Sessions run 60 minutes, including Q&A. You may choose to do Q&A throughout the session or reserve 10-15 minutes for Q&A at the end.
Q. What is the “Best Of” competition?
A. Based on feedback from prior conferences, some presenters create such a buzz that attendees felt they ‘missed out.’ Those who are scheduled on Thursday have an opportunity to be voted as “Best of” by attendees. The top 3 speakers from Thursday will be asked to present their presentation again on Friday. We will help you get additional handouts printed. There is no additional honorarium offered for the second presentation, but you can claim bragging rights. If your presentation is scheduled on Friday, it is due to scheduling requirements only, and no reflection on your ability to participate.
Q. Will my presentation be recorded?
A. Yes, your session will be recorded, and part of your compensation includes the recording of your presentation. After the conference, you will receive the raw footage of your presentation.
Q. What is the quality of the recording if I have opted to receive that?
A. You will receive the raw footage from your presentation. Further editing may be required to use it for your marketing purposes.
Q. May I offer a text reply to the info request service in my presentation?
A. Yes. If you have information or an offer, you may provide a text number to your offer on the last slide. TextMarks, LeadPages, and EZTexting are examples of these services.
Q. Can I offer or promote my book(s)?
A. You may offer your book for sale in the back of their session room before and after your breakout only. Inventory, payment method, and follow-up are your responsibility. Book availability is for attendees’ convenience, as ‘selling’ and promoting outside services is not permitted.
Q. Can I bring my own videographer?
A. No. Another technical person in the room may interfere with the attendee experience. We will not stop anyone from using their phone/device to create videos onsite. We do ask that everyone be aware and not obstruct the view of anyone.
Q. What if people ask me for my presentation?
A. The EOS Conference team will not be distributing presentations or materials for individual sessions. Please provide your contact information and follow up directly with these requests.
Q. Are there rules of engagement?
A. This conference has a return rate of 80%, year over year, because of the exceptional content our speakers provide. (Thank you, in advance!)
Q. Will I get attendee feedback?
A. Yes. Attendee surveys will be offered (electronically) for every breakout and keynote. Feel free to remind attendees of this at the end of your presentation or ask your room monitor to do so. You can expect to receive your feedback within 30 days.
ATTENDEE FAQ: Coming Soon!
DID WE MISS ANYTHING? About your engagement and conference experience
TIMELINES AND DEADLINES: These are in your Speaker Contract
Key Dates & Details
July 31, 2021 Signed Agreement – Please review page 1 of this document. Fill in the information requested in the bottom table and return it electronically to Julie Sedick. Your signature acknowledges your intent to present at the 2022 EOS Conference and your understanding of the outlined terms.
February 11, 2022 – Presentation & Handout EOS® Purity Check – Send your presentation deck & handouts for an EOS purity check (PDF or PowerPoint) Email to Ann Sheu and cc Julie Sedick.
February 11, 2022 – Advise if a spouse/partner or support staff is registering for $1395. Payment is due upon registration.
March 11, 2022 – Final Audio-visual requests confirmed, including videotaping request.
April 1, 2022 – Our Conference Staff will schedule your onsite rehearsal time, including a room check and A/V check approximately two weeks prior to the event.
April 20, 2022 – Check-in with us! – Come to the Registration Desk upon your arrival, receive your credentials, preview your session room, and complete your A/V rehearsal.
April 22, 2022 – Please be sure to collect your honorarium check prior to leaving Orlando.
(provided you have filed your W-9 with us through the Speaker Portal).