Please note that the overall time available for your presentation is limited to 15 minutes of which 10 minutes are allowed for the actual presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. You should plan your presentation carefully. You should select your vocabulary to address as wide an audience as possible and avoid unfamiliar abbreviations or expressions. Your oral presentation should be performed to answer the following questions:
Why was the project undertaken?
What was done?
What was learned?
What does it mean?
Remember, the three rules for an effective presentation are:
- Tell them what you are going to say (spend a few moments introducing your topic and what you intend to speak about).
- Tell them (deliver your talk, including the methods, results and conclusions)
- Tell them what you said (summarize the most important points of your lecture).
Please remember that the responsibility of having your paper ready for Presentation at the scheduled time is primarily in your hands as the presenter. Check the readability, completeness and order of your slides before your presentation. Arrive well in advance of the session, and acquaint yourself with the operation of the podium and location of the equipment. Conference staff will be present to assist you. There are no scheduled breaks in the agenda so it is mandatory that the presentations be loaded before the beginning of each session.
Be careful to speak in accordance with the sequence of your slides. Avoid making major modifications to your transparencies during your presentation. Do not use more than 1 slide per minute. Please stay within the time limit allocated for your presentation.
Technical equipment provided in the Conference room are:
Multimedia video projector;
Standard multimedia PC with CD-ROM drive.
The operating system for session computers is Microsoft Windows XP. The available software is Microsoft Office XP (or newer) that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and Windows Media Player. Therefore, all presentations must be compatible with these packages. We suggest you to upload your presentation on a USB memory stick or CD-ROM better than connecting your laptop.
Slide and overhead projectors will not be available!