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IOT Announces Contest for Optical’s Next Top Speaker

Application deadline is June 30.

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IOT Announces Contest for Optical’s Next Top Speaker

(PRESS RELEASE)Just imagine: you could be the optical world’s next top speaker! IOT is sponsoring a contest to discover and support Optical’s Next Top Speaker. It’s an exciting opportunity for one lucky (and talented) optician to lead the next generation of ABO-approved continuing education speakers.

Aspiring optical industry speakers will compete to win sponsorship of their ABO accredited continuing education course. Some of the most well-known optical industry speakers will mentor top contestants as they work to write, develop, and present their continuing education ideas to a panel of judges.

“We’re looking for opticians with a desire to share their unique perspective,” says Barry Santini, one of four judges who will determine the winning speaker. Santini is a board certified and licensed optician and Contributing Author to 20/20 Magazine whose experience spans 44 years. “It’s important that speakers provide solid ophthalmic content that is both engaging and valuable to fellow opticians.”

The contest is open to all ABO-certified or state-licensed opticians. IOT supports the winner by providing ABO course and speaker approval, creating a professionally designed presentation deck, and sponsoring the winner’s first presentation or event as an optical industry educator.

How it works:

  • Participants enter the contest and submit content ideas to IOT;
  • The top five submissions advance to the semifinals;
  • Semifinalists present ideas to three highly regarded industry mentors;
  • Each mentor chooses one candidate to be coach and support;
  • Three finalists present their content to an expert panel of judges who determine the winning speaker.

Eligibility is limited to current ABO certified or state licensed opticians.

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Apply now for consideration at iotforecps.com. Application deadline is June 30. Good luck.

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