Read about our upcoming events below before you submit your proposal
July 25th, 2016 – LET’S MAKE MONEY! – This event is about hilarious, insightful, and inspirational stories of Dallas area digital business professionals who have made money for themselves or for their employer. If you’ve got a story about how you went from broke to bank or helped your employed/client get more of the green pitch for this event!
October 2016 – TBD
We select our speakers using a selection technique that removes any bias based on industry name recognition, age, gender, or race. After we receive your proposed presentation your personally identifiable information is removed and your presentation is given a coded number. Our panel of volunteer judges scores and selects the pool of speakers for an event. The codes for the presentations they have selected are sent back and rematched with personal information to notify the selected speakers. Digital by Dallas does reserve the right to adjust the selections due to speakers dropping, becoming ill, or over any expressed quality issues.
Speakers who have no experience speaking in public will be asked to practice and prepare themselves before the event and pass a trial presentation done in private.
A DxD Presentation is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in 15 minutes or less.
Why under 15 minutes?
This short presentation model is proven, since it only demands the audience’s attention for a short period of time, increasing their ability to absorb the key points and have a better chance to take away some actionable items.
What is a great, well-formed idea?
It can actually be one of several things:
- Something that’s new and innovating; an idea, tool, technique, process, adaptation, or invention that your audience would find interesting or useful.
- A great basic idea (that your audience has maybe already heard) with a compelling new argument, adaptation, application, or innovation behind it that challenges previous beliefs, expectations, and perspectives.
In other words, an idea is not just a story or a list of facts. A good idea takes relevant evidence or observations and draws a larger conclusion.
Types of talks
When searching for speakers, we are generally looking for these seven different types of talks — not every speaker’s talk has to be exactly the same.
The “big idea”
The talks that make one or two very strong points which are usually paradigm shifts or “game changing” ideas.
The “tech demo”
A look at some clever new invention, tool, technique, software, process, program or device that you or your company or team were a part of creating.
The “secret method”
A presentation about how you discovered a new way to do something and a brief highlight of the tools you used to do it.
The “dazzle with wonder”
These presentations are mainly about the amazement of science and discovery.
The “small idea”
These presentations are not about one big, world-changing idea, but instead a very engaging take on an interesting topic.
These presentations expose your audience to an issue that they may not otherwise know much about.