YSC2019 Presentation Guidelines
- Presentation slides should be in standard format (4:3).
- Please ensure your presentations in are PowerPoint, PDF or HTML format, compatible with PC.
- If you are using HTML slides, please make sure that your presentation can run offline as internet connection may not be reliable during the conference.
- Please bring your presentation on a portable USB device. You will be able to upload your presentation to the conference computer during the conference breaks. You will be required to upload your presentation, at the latest, at the start of the break immediately prior to your session, or 15 minutes prior to your session if you are in the first session of the day.
- Any video content must be saved in the same folder as your presentation on the USB device and uploaded to the conference computer at the same time as your presentation.
- Wifi will be available during the conference. However, we recommend that you avoid relying on internet content during your presentation if possible.
- Your presentation may be recorded. Please inform us as soon as possible if you do not wish your presentation to be recorded.
As a conference presenter, you would always maintain the highest standard in presentation. The following are some tips to create a better presentation.
Before the Presentation
- Make sure the audience walks away understanding the following:
- The problem and why it is a problem
- What has been done about the problem
- What you are doing (or have done) about the problem
- The value your approach provides
- Next steps:
- Describe the problem clearly enough for the audience to appreciate the value of your contribution.
- Present your contribution clearly.
- Aim your presentation at an audience that is not familiar with your research area so you communicate the importance of your work, rather than simply laying out the results.
- Provide references and your contact information.
Preparing effective displays
- Keep it simple so you don't distract from your research.
- Use at least 24-point type.
- Do not use a photocopy of a standard printed page as a display.
- Summarise your main points.
- Limit your material to eight lines per slide.
- Limit tables to four rows/columns.
- Display large tables as graphs.
- Avoid numerous curves on a graphical display.
- Label graphs clearly with big, readable type.
- Use easy-to-read fonts such as Arial.
- Use light letters (e.g., yellow or white) on a dark background (e.g., dark blue) when displaying your material on an LCD projector.
- Use equations sparingly and concentrate on what your results mean.
- Keep a large margin on all sides of your slide.
- Identify the journal when you give references.
- Preview your presentation.
Timing your talk
- Present one slide per minute.
- Talk at a pace that everybody in the audience can understand.
- Budget your time to take a minute or two less than your maximum allotment.
- Practice your talk.
During the Presentation
- Check to make sure the microphone works before you begin.
- Be sure everyone in the room can see your material.
- Don't apologise for your displays (create them properly in the first place).
- Don't apologise for incomplete results.
After the Presentation
- Thank the audience for its attention.
- Gather your materials and move off quickly to allow the next presenter to prepare.
- Stay for the entire session and, afterward, be available for people to ask you questions.