Speakers Bureau Training Resources

Welcome to the Speakers Bureau Training Program!


We know that public speaking can often be intimidating at first. Our speaker training program was created to support the community-at-large – individuals brand new to speaking or those just interested in continuing to improve – working to develop and refine skills. The speaker training program is for everyone!

This community is currently under development, but we’ve already hosted our first few Speakers Bureau Training sessions! Check out recordings from past sessions, resources, and more below.


Recorded Sessions

How to Be a Great Panelist

presented 5-16-2023

Open to those who are interested in joining their first panel, as well as those who are experienced panelists, attendees will learn tips and best practices to be a successful panelist. Explore next steps after receiving a speaker request, how to prepare for the discussion, considerations to ensure your contributions are inclusive and accessible, and more!

Lesley Fondren – Director, Partnerships & Business Development – RE+ Events
Kim Primerano – VP of Development – Estuary Power
Melanie Santiago-Mosier – Equitable Energy Transition Advisor – The Nature Conservancy
Lynsey Tibbs – Director of Asset Management – Silicon Ranch Corporation

Moderator Training

presented 1-11-2023

A panel discussion with practical tips for attendees to excel at moderating conference sessions. Open to those who are interested in moderating their first discussion, as well as those who are seasoned moderators, attendees will learn how to prepare and conduct a successful session. Explore how to formulate engaging questions, when/if to participate in the conversation, managing verbose panelists, best practices for virtual and in-person sessions, and more!

Constance Thompson – Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice – ACORE
Elizabeth Kaiga – Chief Commercial Officer, North America – DNV
Teresa Barnes – Group Manager, Materials Reliability | DuraMAT Director – NREL
Zoe Berkery – Chief Operating Officer – CleanCapital