Young Entrepreneurs Series – Call for Speakers
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Young Entrepreneurs Workshop Series, a community outreach of the Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC).
Young Entrepreneurs are the future foundation of our community. Within our Mission and Vision Statements, we see an imperative to help young, emergent LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. Leveraging the experiences of our accomplished members and partners, the LAGLCC will provide programs, events, and mentorship for these new Young Entrepreneurs.
Starting A Business In A Pandemic
How To Pick An Online
Platform To Sell On
How To Use Alibaba For
Imports (And Watch-outs)
Talking To Customers
KPIs & Goals
Effective Time Management
Pitching To Investors
How To Lead
Keeping A Business Alive
During A Pandemic
How To Advertise On
Social Media Platforms
Speaker Interest Form
Guest Speaker Information
To ensure a consistent level of programming quality, we’ve prepared this YE Workshop Series guest speaker information document to help you plan for your upcoming presentation. We are available to assist you with any questions you may have.
Monthly Workshop Typical Schedule
|10 MIN||Welcome & Announcements||YE Committee Member/Moderator|
|05 MIN||Speaker Introduction||YE Committee Member/Moderator|
|50 MIN||Speaker Presentation||Guest Speaker|
|10 MIN||Q&A Period||Guest Speaker & YE Moderator|
|35 MIN||Breakout Group Discussions & Networking||YE Facilitators (Small Groups)|
|10 MIN||Closing & Preview of Next Workshop||YE Committee Member/Moderator|
Your presentation time is ONLY 50 MINUTES. You will not have enough time to give an overview of your entire area of expertise. Please select a topic that you think will be beneficial to Young Entrepreneurs beginning their entrepreneurial journeys - and edit it down to a scope that can be comfortably and confidently presented in the allotted time.
If feasible, consider having us send out an easy-to-complete prep assignment to our attendees - something that will only take 5-10 minutes to complete, but will help prepare them to get the most out of your workshop.
Send us your slide deck at least 2 days in advance of your workshop. Depending on your subject matter and presenting style, this may be as short as 3 slides or as long as 10-15 slides. If your presentation deck is more than 15 slides, it may be too long. Consider editing it down.
Usually, attendees will organically have questions to ask during the Q&A Period. But it’s always a good idea to provide us with a few Prepared Questions that the Moderator can ask, if needed.
After the Q&A Period, the workshop will be split into virtual breakout rooms, facilitated by volunteers from the YE Planning Committee. To help guide their discussion, please provide us with some prepared topics, questions, and/or prompts for the YE Facilitators to use.
We’re excited to have you present. We are committed to your success - and to providing our attendees a consistently excellent quality of programming. If you need any assistance with preparing your presentation, we are here to help.
What We Need From You
|TIME PRIOR||ASSET(S) NEEDED|
|6 Weeks||MARKETING INFORMATION|
SPEAKER COMMITMENT & RELEASE FORM
If you have any questions, or need changes, let us know so we can discuss.
|2 Weeks||2 WEEKS OUT CHECK-IN|
We’ll reach out to you two weeks prior to your workshop. Let us know how your preparations are coming, and if you need any assistance.
|1 Week||ATTENDEE PREP WORK|
Any prep work or survey you’d like us to send to our attendees in advance.
Digital copy of your presentation (PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides)
The bio/intro that the Moderator will read as part of your introduction.
For the Moderator to ask during the Q&A Period, if needed.
For the virtual breakout room facilitators, to help guide the small group discussions after your presentation.
|1 Day||ZOOM TECH CHECK|
A quick practice session to ensure you’re comfortable with presenting on Zoom, and to check the connection, webcam, etc...
|Day Of||ARRIVE EARLY|
Please plan on joining the Zoom meeting 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time.