Be a PWIB Presenter
Would you like the opportunity to share information with 60 to 90 women in a friendly, informal setting?
At most luncheons, we have three presentations: two by members who will showcase their own businesses or pet projects for five minutes, and another who will get 20 minutes to share general information that most of us will find useful.
(Not sure which opportunity is right for you? Read on, or check out the examples in the "What's the difference?" section below.)
If you plan to use a PowerPoint or Keynote slide show as part of your presentation, please:
Be sure to let us know.
Bring your own laptop or other device to use with our projector.
Tell us whether or not your device has a VGA connection.
Ensure that your device will not sabotage your presentation by installing program updates or a virus scan.
Read our Tips for Presenters for more information.
Showcasing: $25 (in addition to your meal), plus a door prize.
Speaking: Free (and we pay for your meal); door prizes welcome but not mandatory.
Our luncheon speakers share general information that will be interesting or useful to most of our members. If you wish to promote your own business or a pet project, please ask for a showcase opportunity instead.
As a non-profit organization, we can't offer you a speaker fee. But we do pay for your meal, and while you are welcome to bring a door prize, you are not obligated to do so. To request a speaker opportunity, please contact us.
This opportunity is available to PWIB members only.
Showcasing is all about shameless self-promotion! This is your five minutes to shine, so tell us all about your business and why we should use your services. Or tell us about an organization you support, and explain why we should support it, too.
There’s a $25 fee, and our showcasers must provide a door prize. This can be a gift certificate for services, an item from your inventory, or just something nice.
Our Showcase Director will work with you to schedule your showcase.To request a showcasing opportunity, please contact us.
Speaker, Showcaser: What's the difference?
The showcase is a marketing opportunity. Our speakers are expected not to promote themselves, their businesses or organizations, but to share information that is useful to all of us in our personal or professional lives. (Think of it as an educational session, instead of a sales pitch.) Some examples:
Our speaker might tell us about the warning signs for stroke, how to prevent strokes, and what to do if we or someone we are with is experiencing a stroke.
Our showcaser can tell us how much money the Heart and Stroke Foundation raised last year (and the great things they did with it), promote upcoming fundraisers, and ask for our support.
Our speaker might share information about when the PST will be implemented, which goods and services are exempt, how the PST might impact different types of businesses, and where to get more information.
Our showcaser can tell us why we should hire the experts at Jane’s Tax Service to help us implement these changes, and share how last year they managed to save their new customers an average of $730 on their taxes—they saved one client a whopping $2,452.
Our speaker might tell us why we need to check our vehicle's oil, how tire inflation affects fuel economy, how brakes wear out, and how important the different types of tire treads are in different driving conditions.
Our showcaser can tell us that right now, Ginger’s Automotive has a special on seasonal tune-ups: for a flat fee they’ll pick up your car, check the fluids, change the oil, assess the brakes, and swap over your tires (offer good to the end of the month—here’s a $10 off coupon for PWIB members).
Still have questions? Please contact us.