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Member Presentation Guidelines

At the GTD Meetups, we enjoy having outside speakers present to the GTD Meetup membership about three to four times per year, plus a host workshops to teach GTD. But nothing compares to learning from peers, so we give the floor to one member to present to us his or her macro- or granular-level productivity system, or a part of his or her GTD-inspired system, once a quarter. If you’re interested in doing a Member Presentation: a) you must be an actively attending (been there in the past six months) GTD Meetup Member, b) read the information below, and c) contact me with the details requested below to schedule your member presentation (and make sure to note which GTD Meetup of which you’re a member!).

Details

The agenda for your member-presentation is as follows:

  • What does “success” look like for you on a daily, weekly and/or monthly basis?
  • Define the practical skills, strategies and tools you found best in using GTD in your personal productivity system.
  • Show your system (or part of your system) in action, if practicable from idea to action!
Please feel free to bring reference materials or articles you’ll reference or worksheets/guides to give to the group; let me know if you need them reproduced or have them in digital format to circulate (via Google Drive, Dropbox or the like) prior to the meetup. We will add these to the GTD Meetup’s notes after the Meetup. Also, if you’re willing, I’d like to audio-record your presentation for posting on the GTD Meetup presentations page for folks to reference in the future; please let me know if you’re comfortable with that, either way.

 

Length

30 minutes, inclusive of Question & Answer period. We have a tight program agenda at the GTD Meetups as you know and I want to make sure we stay on track. A good gauge is 20min talk / 10 min Q&A, but it’s really up to you how you use that allotted time. It’s your time to shine! :-)

 

Help

If you will need any assistance during the presentation (volunteers, setup, during and after) so that we keep intact the meeting continuity, we can help out however you need.

 

Audio-Visual Setup

Completely optional: we can set up a projector so you can hook a laptop up (and I can bring my laptop if you need me to) to show a presentation slidedeck, demo a product or anything like that during your member-presentation. (For GTDNYC specifically, we meet at Public Plaza, so I’m not sure where we’d project so perhaps we would just share a Google Slides presentation deck or something like that? I have a mini-projector, and perhaps I could bring a white presentation board (like this) to project onto. Ideas are welcome!)

 

Audience Guidelines

Please let me know your presentation guidelines for the membership so that I can let them know (no questions until Q&A, questions after each section, prompt you every 5 minutes during presentation with time, give you a 5 minute warning before time allotted is over, etc.).

 

Intro/Bio

Please provide an intro/bio of 30 words or less for me to use so I can segue you into your member-presentation. Since most people know you, it’s always good to add a little something people may not know about you!

 

Please feel free to email or call me with questions or concerns about your member presentation.

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