Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Guidelines
Important tips, information and Guideline for Presentations

To facilitate the submission process and the subsequent follow-up process, please consider the following guidelines, information, tips, terms and deadlines mentioned.

For Oral Presenters

What is an Oral Presentation?

As an oral presenter you can deliver your presentation live to an audience effectively and engage in fruitful discussions with the audience.  The registration fee packages present many benefits to oral presenters.

Guidelines for Presentation
  • Consider the sequence and relevancy of your slides. A current slide should build a path to next slide
  • Use graphs and charts to illustrate your prominent points. They will help the audience to clearly understand the content.
  • Make it simple. Too much fancy graphs and charts with huge data and numbers will confuse the audience. Don’t use flash, gif images and fancy colors. The audience will only remember those effects, not your message. Make it simple!
  • Use the 6-6-6 rule: (maximum 6 words per bullet, maximum 6 bullets per slide, and maximum 6 text slides in a row). The fewest words with effective imagery will have the most powerful effect.
  • Use high-contrast, easy-to-read fonts that are common to most computers. Do not use ALL CAPS, italics, and other enhancements that clutter and distract. A good guideline is a minimum of 30-point font.
Presenting Effectively

Please follow the guidelines below to make your presentation effective.  The tips below will help you to keep the audience interested throughout your presentation.

  • Form a story. Try to tell a story rather than give too much of information. Organize your thoughts, develop a good transitions between slides.
  • Use visual aids. Visual aids such as slides attract and hold an audience’s attention and help to reinforce what you say as well as help you keep on track with your presentation. You need to keep things visuals – and your remarks – simple and easy to read and understand.
  • Kick off start. Start the presentation with some eye-opening facts from your findings. One good way to get the audience’s attention is to start with a question.
  • Make the case relevant to the audience.  Make your points in presenting your findings to the audience.  The more relevant your presentation is to the audience the more interested they will be.
  • Reduce your introduction. The session chair will introduce you and save time for important points.
  • Never read from your slides. Your audience will be reading your slides. Support them with more clarifications.
  • Practice speaking. Practice your presentation as much as possible and consider the time you are given. You will only have 15 – 20 min. use it wisely, fully and effectively. The more you practice, the more comfortable you will be.
  • Avoid jargon.  Using more specific words may reduce the audience’s interest. Especially when speaking about your institute’s/company’s processes.
  • Give priority to your findings. Give priority to your findings and outcomes. Reduce the time that you spend on background.
Technical Assistance for your presentation
  • Technical assistance will be provided during your presentation
  • All presentations must run on Windows operating system – a Laptop and the Multimedia Projector will be available.  The Microsoft PowerPoint is the recommended software to be used.
  • SMART pointer will be provided. Click here for more information and guidelines regarding the pointer.

For Poster Presenters

What is a poster presentation?

As a poster presenter you can deliver your presentation effectively to an audience in the form of a poster.

There is no formal oral presentation in a poster session, instead each author is assigned a display area on which diagrams, graphics, data, pictures/photos, and a small amount of text are presented.

The poster should be self-explanatory, but the author should be available at certain times, such as refreshment breaks and during the time devoted to poster session, to interact with viewers and answer questions.

General Guidelines for Creating an effective Poster Presentation

Dimensions for the posters are 2*3 feet (Width 2 and Height 3). Please ensure that your poster does not exceed this size.

Poster Submission

Please ensure that you handover the poster to the organizing committee at the registration table.

Poster viewing session and Evaluation

A time slot will be allocated for the poster viewing in the conference program and please ensure that you stand by your poster(s) for discussions and questions during that session.

Poster presenters are able to explain their material, answer questions, exchange contact information, and fully discuss the subject matter, as visitors examine the displays during the time allocated for poster presentation.

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