Speakers Ready Room

Tips on preparing your presentation

A presenting Author whose abstract has been accepted is required to register and pay the congress registration fees (latest 2 weeks after receiving their notification of acceptance), attend the congress, and deliver the presentation of the abstract.

If you need assistance or have questions about uploading your presentation please visit the Speaker Ready Room.
Wednesday 13th March:  5 – 7 pm
Thursday 14th  – Saturday 16th March 2019: 7 am – 5 pm

If you are a Scientific Session Presenter and have not already uploaded your presentation, Submit presentations as early as 24 hours, but no later than 4 hours, in advance of your scheduled presentation time.

Presenters with early morning sessions should submit their materials by 5 p.m. the preceding day.

Preview your presentation and test embedded videos. The computers in the Speaker Ready Room have the same capabilities as those in the course and session.

  1. Compose your Slides using powerpoint or keynote
  2. Keep the design very basic and simple through all the slides it shall not distract.
  3. Consistency use the same design and font face and sizes on all slides don’t overload your slides with figures/images
  4. Choose your fonts well use no more than two complementary fonts (e.g., Arial and Arial Bold)
  5. Use Contrast If you want to play with colors, keep it easy on the eyes and always keep good contrast in mind so that your readers do not have to strain to guess what you’ve typed on your slide.
  6. USE appropriate chart
    Pie Charts used to show percentages.
    Vertical Bar Charts used to show changes in quantity over time.
    Horizontal Bar Chart used to compare quantity
    Line Charts used to demonstrate trends.
  7. Using a video clip will illustrate your point better
  8. Express a Take Home Message It’s your message, a summary or conclusions of your data. Make it a highlight that stands out.
  9. Keep It Straight and Simple. Never read your slides, talk freely.
    Remember that your slides are only there to support, not to replace your talk
  10. Practice. A well-prepared and enthusiastic talk will help you convince your audience and maintain their attention