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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

Formal Meetings: Fridays 8:00 to  9:30; Networking till 10:00 am.

In-person events are located at the Al Sigl Center, Golisano Building, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14620. Attending in-person is highly encouraged. For details and instructions, CLICK HERE.

Online: While some events are in-person, all events are online using Zoom. Please click on the Registration Button on the 
Event Page for any particular event.

Note: As the facilitator of am event, it is your choice where you want to be. You ae encouraged to attend then in-person location, althlough presenting while olnline using a Power Point presentation is perfectly OK.

Audience & Expectations: Between 15-25 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 workshops aim to improve opportunity for 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 improvde customer relationship skills and other approaches that will expand a business’ customer base.

Format: The entire presentation or workshop should last about 1 1/2 hours, 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
From 9:30 - 10:00 am there will be an  opportunitiy for networking in breakout rooms (when using Zoom). When in person, plan to stay through 10:00 am.  for networking with the participants.

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.

To propose (or offer) a presentation or event, go to: RPCN Event Form.



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