How to Create An Irresistible Session Proposal
Are you considering submitting a proposal for AFP2018 or have you already submitted? Ensure that your proposal stands out from the crowd for the right reasons. In this webinar, Aurora Gregory, Author & Marketing Communications Strategist, along with Fred Schacknies, Senior Vice President & Treasurer of Hilton Worldwide and AFP 2017 Task Force Member, share their insights on what it takes to create a winning session proposal.
Increase your chances of getting your submission noticed with some of our top tips below.
- 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.
- 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.
- Submit or update the biography for each speaker. This adds professional credibility to your speakers and your proposal in general.
- 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.
- AFP Staff is here for guidance—ask questions if you are unsure of an aspect of your submission.