ABW Day 2020 Speaker Application

ABW Day 2020 in Southwest Florida 

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ABWA Southwest Florida Council 

Demonstrate your expertise and share your knowledge with business women in Southwest Florida and beyond at ABW Day 2020.

The Southwest Florida Council of the American Business Women’s Association will celebrate ABW Day 2020 with a Virtual Conference, Saturday September 26th, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. 

In addition to networking, vendor breakout rooms, raffles, prizes, and the naming of our 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, we’re looking for a half-dozen business professionals to present 20-minute “lighting talks” based on ABWA’s 2020 national theme: 




In 20 minutes, including Q&A, tell us about a time that you rose to the challenge, either personally or professionally; a time when you solved a problem for yourself or for someone else, and how you did it 

  • Which problem did you solve? 
  • What difficulties did you have to overcome to solve the problem?
  • Which advantages did you have, if any, in solving the problem? 
  • What were your results? 
  • How is this useful to your audience? 

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Encourage followers on Twitter (optional)
Let the audience know where to find you online.
Brief bio that can be used to introduce you during the seminar. Consider including one "fun fact" that people wouldn't know about you. 50 words or less.
Tell us about your previous speaking engagements (meetups, conferences, etc). If this is your first time, that's cool too! 50 words or less.
Title of your talk - 10 words or less
Abstract / description - max 300 words. This is for publication in marketing materials for the event. SUGGESTED FORMULA: 1) Open with the pain point or a question, 2) Provide a sentence of background or expansion on the pain/question 3) Provide a sentence about what the audience will learn from this talk
File types allowed: PowerPoint (ppt, pptx) or PDF. If your presentation is not yet ready, skip this step; we'll contact you for it later.
Members, speakers, guests, and vendors must agree to abide by this key component of the ABWA Proud Code of Conduct.
By participating in ABW Day 2020, I understand that portions of the event will be photographed and/or audio/video recorded for use by the American Business Women's Association Southwest Florida Council (ABWA SWFL) community. I agree that ABWA SWFL has the right and permission to use and publish such media - which may include my name, likeness, voice, city, state of residence, and/or photograph - for any purpose, in any format online (including but not limited to abwaswfl.org and YouTube) and/or offline, and hereafter without compensation, or notification. I understand that all official recordings of the event are the exclusive property of ABWA SWFL. I do not ask for nor expect compensation or notification of official recordings or photographs in which I appear.


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