GUIDELINES FOR

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

To Presenters

  1. The official language for presentation is English.

  2. Prepare no more than 12 PowerPoint slides, including the cover and ending page, for a 10-15 minute presentation session. 

  3. Time management: Be considerate of other presenters and the audience by observing your allotted presentation time. A session moderator will monitor the time of your presentation to ensure adequate time for questions and discussion as well as adherence to schedule. 

  4. Time spent in introducing authors and research background could be minimized. Instead, focus shall be on methodology, findings and discussions. 

  5. Give an opening statement to acquaint the audience with the nature and purpose of the study. Speak slowly and clearly. Word choice should be simple: use active words and short sentences. An introductory and a concluding graphic can greatly improve the focus of the presentation. 

  6. Figures, tables and pictures are usually more helpful for the audience to understand the presentation. 

  7. Avoid using small fonts that will be illegible from the back of the room. 

  8. Devote each graphic to a single fact, idea, or finding. Illustrate major points or trends, not detailed data. 

  9. Use minimum number of words possible in titles, subtitles, and captions. 

Useful Tips for Presenters

Before your session: 

  • Make sure you are in a well-lit and quiet area.

  • Place your camera at face level (use a stand, or stack of books if you are using a laptop camera) and within around 30- to 40-cm distance.

  • Explore Zoom setup options in the client. Select ‘Settings’ and consider using a virtual background, or ‘Touch up my appearance’ under ‘Video’.

During your session: 

  • If you look directly at your camera while speaking, your attendees will feel much more engaged and pay more attention to your presentation. Position the ‘active speaker’ window on your screen directly under the camera so that it is natural for your eyes to be looking towards the camera.

Sounding your best: 

  • As long as you have a decent Internet connection, you will get the best quality audio experience by selecting ‘use my computer’ for audio. 

  • Use a pair of earphone (any type that works with your computer) along with your computer microphone or a USB headset with microphone. 

To Session Chair

We would like to politely suggest some comments for efficient presentation management. 

  1. Please start a session punctually. 

  2. A moderator may not need to spend much time on introducing presenters. 

  3. Each presenter will deliver a presentation for around 10-15 minutes (depending on number of presentations). 

  4. A Q&A session will be offered after all presentations. 

  5. We will email e-certificates (to presenters and Session Chairs) soon after this conference. 

Paper Presentation Schedule

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