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Writing a Killer Conference Talk Abstract: A Guide to a Call for Papers (CFP) for public speaking

Being able to stand-up at a conference or other event and talk to people is a fantastic skill to have, and public speaking is very rewarding. If you want to ...
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Being able to stand-up at a conference or other event and talk to people is a fantastic skill to have, and public speaking is very rewarding. If you want to speak at conferences, then you need to apply through what is called a ‘call for papers’ or ‘call for proposals’ (CFP for short).

For your talk to be noticed and selected by an agenda committee, you need to write a killer abstract that sells the benefits of what you want to talk about. You could have the greatest talk in the world, but if the abstract isn’t outstanding, you won’t get selected.

In this course, I will teach you how to write a fantastic talk abstract. I will cover the theory and then walk you through four abstracts from my most popular talks. I have traveled the world, speaking at conferences, and my talks get consistently picked at events, and a great abstract really helps with that selection.

Let me help you on your journey to be a fantastic public speaker.

You will learn

For your project, please pick a subject that you could speak about as a conference talk. It doesn’t matter if this talk will ever exist or not. I want you to practice writing an abstract for that talk as if you were going to submit it to a professional conference or meetup group.

Structure your abstract like the following:

  • Write an attention-grabbing sentence or hook.
  • Write a brief introduction to your talk and its key points.
  • Write about who your target audience is and how your talk will benefit them.
  • Finish with an end hook sentence.

Requirements

There is no requirement, anyone can start this course.

This course is for

Anybody can take this course, as it is suitable for all levels.

How much does the Writing a Killer Conference Talk Abstract: A Guide to a Call for Papers (CFP) for public speaking course cost? Is it worth it?

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Who is the instructor? Is Stephen Haunts a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Stephen Haunts has created 14 courses that got 37 reviews which are generally positive. Stephen Haunts has taught 1,101 students and received a 3.9 average review out of 37 reviews. Depending on the information available, Stephen Haunts is a TRUSTED instructor.
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