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Guidelines for Speakers & Presenters

Format & Guidelines

RPCN Program Committee Chair:
Michael Van der Gaag, of Beyond the Interface.
Contact Michael at

Basic information: Fridays 8:00 to  9:30; Networking till 10:00 am,

Normal Location: Five Star Bank, City Gate (please check, because location may vary).

Special COVID-19 Location: Online using Zoom (please click on registration link on 
Event page or reminder emails).

Audience & Expectations: Between 20-40 individuals attend RPCN presentations or workshops. The audience is primarily independent consultants (solopreneurs), although small business people and non-profit leaders also attend.
You are encouraged to mobilize your network of relationships to attend as well.

All RPCN presentations and workshop should aim to improve opportunity for, or skillsets of participants by encouraging  a customer centered business orientation.  The most sought after Presentation & Workshop  topics will aim to strengthen business practices, enhance or update consulting methods  and customer relationship skills and other approaches that will expand a business’ customer base.

Format: The presentation or workshop should last about 65 minutes, including time for questions.
As much as possible, we encourage you to create an interactive experience with participants.


     7:40 am     Set-up
     8:00 am     Welcome by facilitator
     8:02 am     Participants introduce themselves (15 second “elevator speech”)
     8:15 am     Introduction of speaker,
     8:17 am     Begin Speaker presentation/workshop
     9:20 am     Thank you, RPCN announcements, other announcements
     9:30 am     Networking
    10:00 am    Adjourn

Plan to stay through 10:00 am.  Please also be aware that this agenda is enforced.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Ground Rules

  1. No advertising or selling of products or speaker services.
  2. No bashing of competitors.

Note: Please let us know at least one week in advance if you need any equipment (LCD projector, easel, etc.).  If you plan to use a projector, please arrive at least 20 minutes early so that we can set up and test the equipment.

To request a presentation or event, go to: Forms for Scheduling an Event.



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