I had the wonderful privilege of speaking at linux.conf.au 2014 last week in Perth, Australia on Getting your CFP abstract accepted 101. This is in the context of the linux.conf.au papers committee, which I've been a part of for the past decade.
I feel like it's an important service to the community to help some of the amazingly smart people who attend linux.conf.au take the step up to becoming a speaker. I hope that what I've had to say will assist, and I feel honoured that I myself was given the opportunity to speak to this (despite my protestations that other talks be accepted instead).
Here's a link to the video of my talk, and to the slide pack.
Any comments on this material, or on my presentation, are of course welcomed!