- Write a paragraph rather than use bullet points—your session should be a narrative, not a list of ideas.
- Your session title should draw attention to the subject matter discussed in the body of the submission.
- Your proposal should explicitly state how your topic would benefit a corporate practitioner.
- As best you can, use the name of the corporations involved in your proposal-A definitive story about a proven process is attractive to reviewers.
- Submit or update the biography for each speaker-this adds professional credibility to your speakers and your proposal in general.
- The AFP Staff is here for guidance—ask questions if you are unsure of an aspect of your submission.
- Take some time to figure out the format that is appropriate for your submission. Use-a format that fits your proposal perfectly, it will have more punch. Consider the best way for attendees to consume the information you are sharing.
- Look forward - A session about new issues corporates will be facing in coming years stands out from sessions that cover familiar topics.
- Write clearly and use correct grammar-your description forms the basis for what AFP shares in our program materials, web site, etc.
- Write and edit the proposal several times before you finally submit—taking the extra time will make the focus of the proposal clearer for the task force's review.
Aurora Gregory has years of experience placing hundreds of speakers at conferences around the world. After speaking at the 2016 AFP Annual Conference hear why she thinks speaking at AFP 2017 can help catapult your career. Listen in.