Applying to be a TMN Webinar Presenter

As you can imagine, we're approached all the time by people interested in presenting webinars to TMN members.  And we appreciate the interest.  For non-sponsored webinars, here's what we look for:
  • Mastery of the topic
  • Good to Excellent presentation skills
  • Acknowledged expert as proven by published works (books, blogs, podcast series, testimonials from other acknowledged experts, etc.)
  • A substantial following 
  • Compelling, necessary topic ideas that a substantial number of our members value and can apply
  • NON-COMMERCIAL (not an infomercial unless clearly stated in writing in advance, e.g. our product demo events)
  • Room on our schedule

Sound like you? First, understand that we aren't really looking for presenters.  You can imagine that we already have hundreds of excellent speakers who speak at Training's conferences that we can't squeeze in to our schedule.  And there are hundreds more that we can't squeeze into the conference schedules.  But if you're still feeling passionate about presenting a webinar....

Click here to submit a support request expressing your interest and your idea for the webinar. 
Include a note that addresses the bullet points listed above with examples, testimonials, any recordings that help make your case, etc.

Gary VanAntwerp is the Executive Producer of the webinar program (and manager of the TMN community and Sales & Marketing Management communities).  In most cases, he'll review your request within 30 days and let you know of TMN's interest.  Don't be discouraged if we don't select you. (We already do 250 or so webinars per year and we're booked 6-8 months ahead!)  We just might not have room.  But we're happy to try to do one more if you and your idea are great.  That's how we met some of the presenters we know now.

What else can you do?  Another way to establish yourself as a thought leader / expert is to present at Training's annual conferences (Training Conference in February and TechLearn in September / October).
Watch for the annual Call for Speakers or contact the Conference Director, Julie Groshens at

Tip:  We've met most of our presenters through their keynotes and sessions at Training's conferences.  It helps to have great ratings  from the session attendees.

What else?  You might start with submitting an article to Training magazine's website,  Click here to learn more

We hope that addresses your interest in being a webinar presenter for TMN and provides some ways to get started.