NetVU presents the first ever speaker’s bureau program, the Educators Guild.
In order to become an educator for the NetVU Conference, Leadership Workshop, Chapter event, etc., one will have to qualify and become a certified member of the Guild. In order to obtain this certification, NetVU will pre-qualify speakers.
Candidates will be requested to do the following:
I. Complete the following webinars.
– NetVU & Vertafore 101
II. Take a short exam on the topic
III. Rehearse in front of a panel of your peers & pass an evaluation.
Upon completion of these requirements, the speakers will be
eligible to be a member of the Guild and carry the Educators Guild Certification.
This certification is very important as it will eventually be required
for all platform speakers at NetVU events, or to be recommended by NetVU as an
educator for Chapter events.
In addition, various
topics, outlines and prepared content will be on hand in the Guild Library to
assist Chapter Leaders in choosing future meeting topics.
“Today's students are tomorrow’s leaders.”
"Presentation skills are used every day in speaking with clients the skills, advice and pointers you get from any course (but also the Guild) are very helpful regardless if you are a first time speaker or a seasoned speaker."
Joyce Sigler, Jones & Wenner
"Even if you have been presenting at conference for years as I had, you WILL benefit from the information you take away from the Educators Guild program. I incorporated several items into my day-to-day training and presentations and brought value back to my agency."
Kathie Ryan, JW Terrill Inc.
"The additional training provided helped fine-tune my presentation skills for my duties here at work. You are always "Presenting" in whatever job or position you have, even if you are not in formal training. The skills provided thru this program will help strengthen your skills and will result in increased confidence and professionalism which will help you progress in all levels of your job."
Dawn Mathews, IMA of Kansas Inc.
"Even though I took speech in High School, honed my skills in college, and present a lot for my business, I learn new aspects of speaking that I did not know before! In addition, there's a whole section about how NetVU and Vertafore work together that I found both interesting and useful in my endeavors!
"To be truly successful, you need to strive for excellence in everything that you do! The NetVU Educators Guild course provides both a baseline education level of how to present, but also what is required for you to have an excellent presentation. By raising the level of all speakers that belong to NetVU, we increase the value of both the Local Chapters and NetVU Conference. We owe it to ourselves and to our fellow members to do everything possible to be the best at what we do when we present. This way we leverage our expertise in what we know to advance the industry, thereby solving more solutions for all of our customers. Doesn't get any better than that!"
Steve O'Neal, Rocket Software Inc.
"It will make you a more confident and effective speaker. The tips and tricks you learn in the training are valuable resources and the feedback helps hone your speaking skills. Plus membership is a great thing to add to your resume! This is a program that will help you develop skills that you will use far beyond the NetVU conferences!"
Connie Druzbik, First Niagara Risk Management
"It's a great opportunity to improve your communication skills and also gives you a chance to contribute your knowledge to others that use the system."
Sally Boston, PSA Insurance & Financial
"I am more confident when addressing people as a group. That it is very rewarding and teaches you how to relax and not get flustered when speaking. So many times you get a - what do I do now feeling - and this helps you know what to do when that happens and eliminates that short panic moment."
Margaret Stahl, Galyean Insurance Agency
"Guild members have been given the "stamp of approval" by NetVU which is recognized at the chapter level. Thought the program was well thought out."
Carletta Neal, The Omnia Group