Neet to convince someone that you should go?

Here is a sample email that you could send to a decision maker, extolling the virtues and benefits of attendance.

FROM: [yourname]

TO: [your supervisor’s name]
RE: Improvement of my PowerPoint skills and presentation effectiveness

I understand how, despite the improvements in our economy, our company needs to control its training costs and I know that it is looking for ways to get the most for the money it spends in every area. There is a cost-effective professional education conference this summer that will help our team with its presentation development and delivery skills, while reducing expenses and resources needed to craft, design, build, and deliver presentations to the level expected of our organization.

I would like to attend the 2020 Presentation Summit in Seattle WA, Aug 9-12. The Summit is hosted by well-known author and presentations consultant Rick Altman — he and his team will present over 35 seminars, workshops, and keynote addresses over three days (four counting Sunday). Topics cover all aspects of presentation: message crafting, presentation design, slide creation technique, and delivery. Here are a few that I think would be particularly helpful:

[Visit the seminar schedule and select the seminar titles that you think would provide the most benefit for your company.]

Costs and Benefits

The registration fee is among the lowest of any I have found for a multi-day event — under $1,600. The room rate at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington is under $220/night, and flying to Seattle will cost about [________]. It is a simple Uber ride to and from the airport and I will not need to rent a car.

With the current economic conditions, everyone at [your company] is being asked to spend wisely and control costs wherever possible. This conference is a small capital investment and yet a giant leap in empowering me and others involved in presentations to up our games. The seminars will provide us with essential knowledge about the best way to design and deliver presentations, and the technical sessions will teach us much more about PowerPoint than we could learn otherwise.

This knowledge will enable us to handle [a particular client or project] with more professionalism and confidence, which will reflect favorably on all of us.

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Many of our patrons arrive at the conference on Saturday for better airfare and/or more relaxed travel. As a result, one of the most popular parts of the event has been our optional crash course program. These two-hour workshops are designed to jump-start your conference experience, offering primers on the fundamentals and on topics with which you might not be familiar or feel you might need a bit more grounding. These courses carry a modest extra fee; they are the only part of the curriculum that is not covered by your registration fee.

We will announce our three crash courses for 2020 soon after the new year; for reference here are the 2019 offerings, and they follow our established pattern: a workshop on presentation skills, another on presentation design, and one on an essential PowerPoint skill or technique.

Present with Presence
How do elite speakers succeed? Learn the secrets
Presenting is a blend of the artistic and the technical. This two-hour interactive workshop explores how elite speakers deliver messages with power and impact.

Farewell to Death by PowerPoint!

A guide to the presentation universe
Can a two-hour course arm you with all of the fundamentals for effective presentation work? This one will try with a tour of all four of the key tenets to good presentation: message, design, PowerPoint, and delivery. It is the perfect jump-start to your conference experience. This is normally an $895 workshop and is only offered here to conference patrons; no day passes available.

From Story to Slides
A killer start-to-finish approach to making amazing presentations
Create clear, compelling, and powerful presentations in less time and with higher success.

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