First Name Last Name Organization
Michel Aaij Auburn University, Montgomery
Mischelle Anthony Wilkes University
Maria Assif University of Toronto Scarborough
Jessica Bannon University of Indianapolis
Laura Barlond-Maas Olivet College
Lexey Bartlett Fort Hays State University
Sarah Blackwell Thomas More University
Jacqueline Boals Dalton State College
Rebecca Brackmann Lincoln Memorial University
Glen Brewster Westfield State University
Eli Burrell Lincoln University, Missouri
Kathleen Burt Middle Georgia State University
Carrie Buttler Del Mar College
Melissa Caldwell Eastern Illinois University
Emerson Case California State University, Bakersfield
Michael Cornelius Wilson College
Macklin Cowart University of North Georgia, Gainesville
Lillian Craton Lander University
Sarah Dangelantonio Franklin Pierce University
Penny Dearmin Andrew College
Larry Dennis Clarion University
Lisa DiMaio Drexel University
Jordan Dominy Savannah State University
Douglas Dowland Ohio Northern University
Justine Dymond Springfield College
Marianita Escamilla University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Kaine Ezell Oklahoma Baptist University
Patricia Feito Barry University
Carrie Fitzpatrick Alvernia University
Ellen Foster Clarion University
Madeline Gangnes University of Scranton
David García Carthage College
Christopher Garcia University of Guam
Amy Gates Missouri Southern State University, Joplin
Sara Gerend Aurora University
Jean Graham The College of New Jersey
Julia Griffin Georgia Southern University
Judy Halebsky Dominican University of California
Elizabeth Haller nothern State University
Jenni Halpin Savannah State University
Monica Hart West Texas A&M University
Janice Hawes South Carolina State University
Timothy Helwig Western Illinois University
Jen Hirt Penn State Harrisburg
Gloria Hochstein University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Anne-Christine Hoff Jarvis Christian College
Tamara Hollins Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Natalie Hopper Lakeland Community College
Ted Hovet Western Kentucky University
Edward Hudson Amarillo College
Heidi Huse University of Tennessee, Martin
Ereck Jarvis Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Stacey Kikendall Park University
Douglas King Gannon University
Erin Kingsley King University
Kassia Krone Friends University
Celena Kusch University of South Carolina Upstate
Jess Landis Franklin Pierce University
Jamee Larson North Dakota State University
David Lizardi University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
Christina Maffa-Johnson The College of New Jersey
Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey Alma College
Mary McGinnis College of Coastal Georgia
Patrick McGinty Slippery Rock University
Alex McKee University of Delaware
Doug McReynolds Upper Iowa University
Jenna Miller Elizabeth City State University
Linda J.  Miller Muhlenburg College
Deborah Miller Fox Anderson University
Nicholas Mohlmann University of West Florida
Tara Moore Elizabethtown College
Clare Mullaney Clemson University
Donna Newsome River Parishes Community College
Terry Nugent University of Arkansas, Monticello
Margaret Oakes Furman University
Debbie Olson Missouri Valley College
Sylvia Pamboukian Robert Morris University
Meghan Parker McMurry University
Da'Tarvia A.  Parrish Livingston College
Jen Peterson Morningside University
Judith Petterson Clark Stephens College
Terry Phelps Oklahoma City University
Oana Popescu-Sandu University of Southern Indiana
John Pruitt University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Rock County Campus
Moumin M.  Quazi Tarleton State University
Rufel Ramos Dallas College, Eastfield Campus
Jennifer Randall Dalton State College
Alan Rauch University of North Carolina Charlotte
Joan Reeves Northeast Alabama Community College
Alexandra Reznik Chatham University
Marsha Rhee Johnson C. Smith University
Serena Richards Collin College
Christy Rieger Mercyhurst University
Jane Rose Purdue University North Central
Terri Ruckel William Carey University
Elizabeth Ruleman Tennessee Wesleyan University
Lillian Schanfield Barry University
Shannin Schroeder Southern ArkaOlivet Collegensas University
Jeffrey Schultz Pepperdine University
Dolores Sisco Youngstown State University
Jacqueline Smith State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota Campus
Julianne Smith Pepperdine University
Kristine Somerville Stephens College
Jane Splawn Livingstone College
Felicia Jean Steele The College of New Jersey
Karolyn Steffens Lindsey Wilson College
Jenna Steigerwalt University of Pikeville
Diane Steinberg The College Of New Jersey
Glenn Steinberg The College of New Jersey
Annarose Steinke University of Nebraska Kearney
Kevin Stemmler Clarion University
Laura Stott Weber State University
Karen Beth Strovas Wayland Baptist University
Jesse Swan University of Northern Iowa
Ruta' Tauiliili-Mahuka American Samoa Community College
Katharine Trostel Ursuline College
Corbett Upton University of Oregon
Sheri Wallace Alcorn State University
Jim Watkins Berry College
Sidney Watson Oklahoma Baptist University
Lisa West Drake University
Stephen Whited Piedmont College
Shauna Wight Dixie State University
Heidi M.  Williams Tennessee State University
Tobias Wilson-Bates Georgia Gwinnett College
Michelle Wood Cedarville University
Donna Woodford-Gormley New Mexico Highlands University

The following guidelines can greatly improve your performance and enhance your presentation of your creative work, paper, or roundtable.

  1. Practice reading your accepted work in advance of your presentation. Make sure that you can read the work in under 15 minutes; consider making pronunciation notes for difficult names or foreign words.
  2. Check out the location and time in advance. Know where your session is to be held, and when, in order not to feel rushed or uncertain
  3. Arrive for your session at least five minutes prior to the start time, introduce yourself to the session chair and moderator, and confirm the pronunciation of your name.
  4. Stand at the podium to read your paper or creative work. If the room has no podium, consider standing anyway–your voice projects more when than when you stand, and the audience will be able to see you.
  5. Observe time limits and keep under 15-minute time limit, not only as a courtesy to your fellow presenters, but also to allow time for questions at the end of the session. Watch your moderator for a subtle sign that you have reached your time limit.
  6. Enunciate, and speak audibly and slowly enough so listeners can follow along. With the exception of minor revisions to improve grammar or readability, do not improvise or deviate from the work that was accepted for convention.
  7. Practice good speech-giving strategies. Be aware of your body language and of the eye contact you keep with your audience. Since the attention of your listeners should be on your words, avoid anything that draws their attention away from your words.
  8. Listen to fellow panelists and jot down thoughtful comments or questions to ask them.
  9. Save your improvisational skill for the question period, when you will need it. Then answer questions from the audience clearly and concisely.
  10. Remember—you are among friends. At a conference, where you are sharing your ideas with strangers, you may feel vulnerable to their criticism. But remember that your peers feel the same way–and that you can return the favor of their careful attention in their sessions.
  11. Dress professionally. Presenters generally choose to present in business or “business casual” attire. While your comfort is important, your clothing should signify that you are to be taken seriousl
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