WELCOME SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS!
We’re so excited you’ll be presenting at OSSD’s first fully virtual conference and are here to support you as much as possible so your session is a smash hit. This site is set up to walk you through all aspects of presenting, which takes you through planning for yourself, your room/environment, poster presenting, and technical preparation.
Get started by watching some tips for presenting in the video to the left.
Here’s what you can expect:
1) Speaker Web page – you’re here! We explain the process and details below, so you have it all at your fingertips when you want to review it, throughout the set-up process. Below, we’ve provided important ways to prepare, well in advance, so you’re confident and ready for your session:
A. Planning for Yourself
B. Preparing Your Presentation
C. Preparing the Room/Environment
D. Preparing the Technology
E. During the Session
2) Poster Presenters – Please read through the section on uploading your poster and signing up for an informational webinar on how you’ll present. There is also a poster template you can use for your convenience. You will receive a UNIQUE personalized link for you to upload your Poster files. If you do not receive this via email by April 5th, please let us know. There is also a LIVE CHAT function at the bottom of the Poster Presenters page. Feel free to ask the poster team questions regarding presenting your material.
3) Speaker Kits and Tools – This is the technical information to be sure you have all technical tools necessary for the event. We’ll want to be sure we know the system you have so that we can best prepare you for your session.
4) Personal Assistance and Session Recording – Our producer, Samantha Segal, is available to answer your questions regarding recording and technical equipment. You can make an appointment to speak with her on the “Schedule Help” page.
Planning for Yourself
Here are our suggestions for taking care of yourself before your session.
Make sure that your presentation slides are easily readable. Attendees will be viewing your presentation on live stream and screen size is limited.
If you’re following a script or have a presentation, you might want to print it out, just in case you need to refer to it, and make sure it is level to the camera. Otherwise, your eyes will be constantly darting off camera, which can seem unnatural and distracting to your viewers in the event.
Preparing the room/environment
During the session
If you’re on a panel or with other speakers, mute your mic while another speaker is talking to reduce background noise and possible distractions. If there is some overlap in audio, take a pause and allow whoever is talking to finish their point.
Remember to smile, even if something goes wrong, as it gives a great impression no matter what happens!
Most importantly, relax and have fun with your presentation! Even online, your audience feels what you feel and is eager to hear what you have to say. Enjoy your moment!
Ready to Promote Your Session?
Use the speaker promo tiles in our Google Drive folder. Click the button below, search for your session name or number, and download the tile you'd like to use, post or share!
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