Improve your chances of success by considering...
Is my idea ready?
Write your idea down in one or two sentences. Ask yourself three questions:
1. Is my idea new?
2. Are you telling people something you're pretty sure they have not heard before?
3. Is it interesting?
Think about how your idea might apply to a room full of varied kinds of people.
- Who might be interested in it?
- Is it factual and realistic?
If you are presenting new research, make sure your idea is backed by data and peer-reviewed.
If you are presenting a call to action, make sure it can be executed by members
of your audience.
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, refine your idea.