You Can Keynote!

Thursday, 11/14/2019
  • 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM (Pacific)

public speaking by Becris from the Noun Project

That confident person there on the dais, holding the conference crowd in the palm of their hand? That could be you! In this 60-minute webinar, discover your strengths as a keynoter and learn how you prepare best -- it's not the same for everyone. Learn how to think about talk structure and slide design. Discover useful techniques for coping with nerves. Most of all, learn what to avoid!
Image credit: public speaking by Becris from the Noun Project

Learning Outcomes

Learning objectives for this program include:
  • Prepare a compelling talk
  • Avoid common talk-design and delivery mistakes
  • Overcome nerves

Who Should Attend

This course is geared towards librarians to improve their skills and increase their comfort level delivering presentations.


Dorothea Salo

Dorothea Salo headshot

Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate, UW-Madison iSchool, has delivered a dozen keynotes and over forty other original talks and webinars at a broad variety of conferences, including overseas. She regularly includes public-speaking assignments in the (face-to-face and online) courses she teaches for the iSchool, not least so that she can coach students into improved self-presentation.



  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196

Zoom login information will be sent to registrants  just prior to the start date.

How to Register

Register Online  page arranged by session date (login required)


Mail or fax form to ALA Registration

OR call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5

OR email

Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a high-speed internet connection (preferably wired) and a headset or speakers. We recommend attendees use headsets connected to their computers during webinars.All attendees are muted but can use the built-in chat function to communicate with presenters. The use of computer speakers with a microphone is not recommended, as this can cause echoes.The recommended browser is Mozilla Firefox, although other current browsers should also work.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5, or email

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA.