Want To Speak @ SMX Advanced Seattle? Here’s How

April 5, 2010 by Kendra Jaros

The agenda is live, and we’re now accepting submissions to speak at Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced Seattle 2010. To increase the odds of being selected, be sure to have read the agenda. Understand what the sessions are about. Ensure that your pitch is on target to the show’s audience and the session. Please also be very specific about what you intend to cover. Also, if you do not see a particular session listed, this is because there are no openings for that session. Use this form to submit your request.

As you might guess, interest is high in speaking at SMX conferences. Danny, Chris and the session coordinators sift through hundreds of speaker submissions to make their selections. Here are some tips that will increase your chances of being selected.

Pitch early: Submitting your pitch early gives you a better chance of being selected. Coordinators accept speakers as soon as they identify a pitch that they think best fits the session, just like colleges that use a rolling admissions policy. So pitching early increases the likelihood you’ll be chosen.

Use the form: The speaker pitch form (http://searchmarketingexpo.com/speaker-form) is the way to ask to speak. There’s helpful information there about how your pitch should be written and what it should contain.

Write it yourself and be specific: Lots of pitches come in that are obviously written by staff or not specific to the session. These are two of the most effective ways to ensure that your pitch is ignored. If you’re a thought leader, write the pitch yourself… and make certain that it is 100% focused on the session topic.

You’ll be notified: If you are accepted to speak, you’ll be notified by e-mail. If not, you’ll be notified by e-mail.

Ready to pitch? Click over to the speaker pitch form.

We aim to let everyone know by April 21 if they’ve been accepted or not. Please note that at this point, the show is over 60% sold, and availability is strictly limited. We recommend booking a ticket now to get the best price and ensure that you actually CAN get a ticket. If you’re accepted as a speaker, then your ticket price will be refunded. You can register here.