Some really cool conferences ahead : D
This time I am not going to talk about a task and what happened during it. Instead, I will talk to you about preparing for a conference. I got this idea after receiving an email from one of the 35th TESOL Greece convention interviewers (Julia Aliverti) but instead of focusing on one event, I will talk about something more general. I have never presented at a conference before, so this is me sailing in unchartered waters. The newbie conference presenter :)
Preparing for a conference presentation on Teaching Business English online. What have I been up to?
- Loads of reading.
I have spent many hours trying to find articles, books, webpages, videos, and anything else related to online teaching and Business English. It is quite hard cause there is a lot of information out there on online teaching or BE but not much on teaching Business English online. I must say that my connections on LinkedIn and twitter were very helpful!
- Drafting and redrafting.
- Handouts for the audience.
- Letting my teacher friends know I am presenting.
Finally, there is all the girlie stuff I have to consider, but I would need to write a whole new blog post regarding the do's and don'ts of looks at conferences :).
My final thoughts
I will list the conferences I will be presenting at in chronological order. I am really excited about all three and I cannot wait to meet all the wonderful people I have been in touch with regarding the conferences. I really appreciate the opportunity the people hosting these events are giving me: )
15-16th March Tesol Greece 35th Annual Convention (Athens, Greece)
22 March 2014 Belta Day (Brussels, Belgium)
6-7 June Eltforum.sk (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Links to these events:
I will definitely blog about these events in individual blog posts later on. : )
Till next time.....