TIPS FOR SPEAKERS
Speaking at a Rotary club can be a very rewarding experience. Because Rotarians care about their local communities and beyond, they are always eager to learn of new ways of supporting or interacting with those who share the mission of making the world a better place.
- Email club contact (Club President or Program Chair) a brief introduction of yourself and your organization.
- Ask for an approximation of the attendance if you are giving handouts.
- Notify club of any audio or video requirements, even if you are bringing your own equipment.
- Verify 1 or 2 days prior to speaking that the initial details you’ve received have not changed.
- During the beginning of the meeting some clubs conduct a happy dollars segment, but you aren’t required to participate.
- Please respect the time of the Rotarians. Ask the president beforehand how much time you’re allotted and what time they would like you to be finished.
- Leave time for Q&A at the end of your presentation within your allotted time.
- Ask Rotarians to help with handouts to make the best use of your time.
- At the end of your presentation some Rotary clubs may present you with a small gift, want to take a picture for their website and/or Facebook, and/or ask you to draw a 50/50 ticket.
- Follow up with individuals or contact of club with answers or information you weren’t able to answer that day.
- If you enjoyed the experience and wish to present at other clubs ask your club contact to add you to the district speaker database.