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

Recorded On: 08/11/2022

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

President & CEO


Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM is the President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE). As IAEE’s president, Flanagan is responsible for the management of IAEE’s full-time professional staff, producing the annual business operating plan and budget, overseeing the support of all meetings of governance units, leading business development, directing fund raising efforts, advocating for the industry and the organization’s members, providing organizational leadership and strategic counsel to the board. Also, she serves as the association’s representative with industry coalitions, partner organizations and strategic alliances.

Prior to joining PPAI, 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 was listed in Meetings Today as a 2021 Trendsetter. 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’s in education from the University of Arkansas specializing in Meeting, Tourism and Recreation Management. She obtained her Certified in Exhibition Management designation in 2021.

Flanagan is a 5th generation Texan, loves sports and the outdoors and spending time with family.





Stacy Powers

Director, Learning Experiences


Stacy Powers is currently the Director, Learning Experiences at IAEE, where she is responsible for the development and planning of IAEE’s education programs which include Expo! Expo! education, multiple Women’s Leadership Forums, Leadership Institute (formerly KLI) and IAEE webinar content. She previously held the position of Senior Education Manager.

Before joining IAEE, Stacy was Professional Development Manager at Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Prior to that she spent 12 years as a Director of Human Resources and Compliance within the medical and dental industry.

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



IAEE Specialty Webinar - 08.11.22
Recorded 08/11/2022
Recorded 08/11/2022 Speaker Management Essentials and Best Practices