apra speaker portal
Here you will find resources and training tips for those looking for speaking engagements at APRA education events such as the annual conference, virtual events and webinars, or for those seeking opportunities to improve their skills as public speakers and advocates for their agency. If approved to speak by committee, your presentation will likely be viewed by hundreds of park and recreation professionals.
#APRA20Virtual is the live streamed and recorded sessions from the APRA Annual Conference. Sessions are carefully curated to provide a rich conference experience. APRA presenters must consider the virtual audience for which their presentation reaches as they design and present their conference sessions. Below are a few resources for conference presenters to assure a quality for your virtual presentations.
Endless production staff will host an on-boarding session to show you how to leverage our event platform capabilities to engage with session attendees during your presentation. You will receive a calendar invitation via email to attend!
We've complied some helpful YouTube videos:
Tips from the first presenter to record
I wanted to share with my fellow presenters what a great experience I had recording my session with Endless. I'm also happy to talk with anyone who might be nervous or unsure how it's going to go if they want to reach out to me directly. The Endless production team was very helpful in getting my set up to record and patient as we worked through the process to record my content.
I think the speaker guide Endless provided is good (link above)...especially for the equipment. I used my MacBook Pro to record and just used the regular speakers and audio on my device. I did not use a special microphone, airpods or earphones.
If you make a mistake or need to start something over you can just interrupt the production team and let them know to start you from the top of your slide and edit out any mistakes. I used my phone to advance my slides which was really easy (they give you directions on how to do that as well). I hope this helps!
Please let me know if you have any specific questions, contact information is listed below.
Kristie Riester, CEO
KR Dynamic Solutions
Conference presenters will have the ability to engage the live audience through live polling, connected with the APRA Annual Conference Platform. You can conduct live polling and live Q&A chat function. Live interaction allows attendees to participate and stay engaged during presentations by responding to poll questions and chat in real-time.
Your session has been selected to be streamed live to the virtual APRA audience for viewing during and following following the conference. The recording process requires that a few extra items be considered prior to the conference to assure a seamless session. You have already provided us with session descriptions, titles, learning objectives, and much of the information that is required, but there are a few last items that we require before you present.
Provide a list of resources:
ENGAGE your audience using the polling feature!
Provide Seed Questions:
Log in 10-15 minutes early before the session presentation:
During the Presentation
RELAX AND HAVE FUN!
There is one less thing for you to do this year! REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED...WOO HOO.
We have your contact information, all speakers automatically will be sent a link to set-up their profile and log into the conference. If the email address used when submitting your speaker proposal has changed be sure to email Jennifer Lauria, Education Chair.