IAEE Specialty Webinar Series for Meeting Managers - Speaker Management Essentials and Best Practices

Includes a Live Event on 08/11/2022 at 10:30 AM (CDT)

Many think that all you need is a great speaker and content to make your event or meeting a success. While that may be somewhat true, it really is all about the details and the planning. Whether your event is big or small, speaker management is no easy task. Join this specialty webinar session on how you can maximize educational content by better preparing your speakers and managing the speaker process for a successful event. Topics will include vetting and securing speakers, gathering and managing speaker content and information, prepping your speaker for tailored content, providing expectations for speakers and final speaker follow up post-event.

This webinar is Part 5 of a series of 6 specialty webinars relevant to event professionals or show organizers who want to learn more on the essentials of meeting management.

This course is offered as an individual webinar (Members $25 | Non-Members $49) or you can purchase the full series of six webinars at a discounted rate (Members $99 | Non-Members $149).

To register for individual courses only, go to the specific webinar listing. To register for the full series of webinars, you will go to the Webinar Series listing. Can’t make the date? You can still register and get access to the recordings!

This session/course/webinar is eligible for 1 clock hour towards CEM recertification. 



Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM

Vice President of Learning Experiences


Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed. is currently the Vice President of Learning Experiences at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, where she is responsible for all educational initiatives including all certification programs including the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM), Certified in Exhibition Management – Advanced Professional (CEM-AP), and CEM Fellow (CEM-Fellow).  She is also responsible for all membership and chapter relations activities and works with various committees, executive leadership and boards to identify member needs, and design and execute member experiences. 

Prior to joining IAEE, Flanagan was the Director of Content Strategy and Development at the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), where she was responsible for steering strategy and the development and delivery of all PPAI professional development and editorial offerings.

Flanagan spent 6 years in the medical industry serving in various roles overseeing operations, purchasing, revenue cycle management, marketing and business development. 

Flanagan began her career with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and spent 12 years in various roles including Executive Vice President of Professional Development where she oversaw operations, including all strategic partnerships, the design and delivery of all professional development offerings and meetings management.

She was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry by Successful Meetings in 2017 and named to BizBash’s Inaugural Top 500 in the Events Industry in 2018 and 2019. In 2021, she obtained her GBAC Trained Technician Certificate of Completion from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA.

Flanagan received her bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University and her Master in Education from the University of Arkansas specializing in Meeting, Tourism and Recreation Management.

Stacy Powers

Senior Education Manager


Stacy Powers is currently theSenior Education Manager at IAEE, where she is responsible for the developmentand planning of IAEE’s education programs which include Expo! Expo! education,multiple Women’s Leadership Forums, and IAEE webinar content.


Before joining IAEE, Stacy wasProfessional Development Manager at Promotional Products AssociationInternational (PPAI). Prior to that she spent 12 years as a Director of HumanResources and Compliance within the medical and dental industry.


With an initial background inPsychology, she began her career as a counselor assisting at-risk youth,battered women and children. After completing her Master of Science Degree inHuman Resources and Training, she worked for Meeting ProfessionalsInternational (MPI) managing various educational programs.



IAEE Specialty Webinar - 08.11.22
08/11/2022 at 10:30 AM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
08/11/2022 at 10:30 AM (CDT)   |  60 minutes Speaker Management Essentials and Best Practices