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Presentation Guide

Presentation Guidelines

You will probably wish to prepare some PowerPoint slides to support your presentation. Prepare your slides as a PowerPoint file or a PDF and bring them with you to the conference. You will need to load your presentation onto the computer  before your steam, to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers.

We recommend that you also bring  your presentation on a data stick or other portable memory device.

You will not generally be able to plug your own laptop into the conference projection system. If you require special technology for your presentation please email  the conference secretariat as soon as you can and we will do our best to help you.

Guidelines for Academic Presentations

The time allocated for a presentation is 20 minutes, with a further 5 minutes allowed for discussion. Think in terms of the following slides:

A title slide – Name, Title and what the paper is about

One slide with the hypothesis you want to investigate

2 or 3 slides covering your current research plan

You should not require any more than an absolute maximum of 10 slides – this would mean talking to each slide for only two minutes.

It is generally distracting to the audience to have too many slides in a short presentation

Do not put too much text on a slide – you want the audience to listen to you and not to be reading your slides!