On behalf of Kesselman-Jones, Inc. and our clients, we welcome you to our site and this collection of general presentation guidelines and tips. We are delighted you have agreed to be a presenter at one of our conferences.
Here you will find several topics that can help you to hone your presentation, including hints on designing your presentation, designing effective visual aids, PowerPoint, presentation guidelines and general policies. In addition, you’ll find Our Top Speaker Tips (below) that can get you on the right track for a stellar presentation.
For more information about your specific conference, go to the home page and choose the Quick Click titled Upcoming Conferences. Follow the link to your conference for the most up-to-date information available to you and conference participants.
If you have questions that are not covered by the information found here, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 266-3451.
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1. Review and submit paperwork as requested to the conference office by the deadline date indicated. We take pride in the fact that we provide all of the logistical information for you in advance of the conference to help you prepare appropriately for your presentation. The paperwork we request is to ensure that 1) your contact information is correct, 2) that we have the required information in order to apply for CEUs, 3) that we can be sure have the correct equipment on site for your presentation.
2. Make sure your presentation description matches your presentation. A top attendee complaint is that the brochure did not accurately reflect the session content and they found themselves in a workshop that didn’t meet their needs.
3. Arrive early! Give yourself ample time to relax, get situated, prepare your AV and go to the restroom. If you want to come very early to review your presentation on a large screen or test equipment, just notify the conference office.
4. Don’t read to attendees! Our number one attendee complaint about presentations is that presenters read their material or PowerPoints to them.
5. Don’t overdo your AV. Another top complaint from attendees is not being able to read overheads or PowerPoint because the type was too small or the graph was unreadable. For guidance, visit Designing Effective Audio Visual Aids or Designing Dynamic PowerPoint Presentations.
6. Take time to identify the most appropriate handouts. Handouts can be used to enhance your presentation and to serve as a valuable resource to attendees. Please make sure you submit a CLEAN copy to the conference office. Handouts are also a reflection of you and your organization.
7. Allow time for questions/discussion. Attendees want the opportunity to interact with you and the other attendees. Make the time as part of your presentation. Ask an attendee to help track questions during the presentation that may arise and answer at the end if it will affect the flow of your presentation.