Presenter Resources

Guides, Tools, Templates, and More

We can't wait for your presentation at the 20th Annual ADRP International Conference. This page acts as a guide to help you prepare to present at the conference, and to ensure you are fully confident in your presentation, co-presenters, and finally, your tech!

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Presenter To-Do List & Deadlines

Task Deadline
Confirm your willingness to present at the conference May 30
Submit your headshot and biography for your session page (plus for any co-presenter(s) if applicable) May 30
Download the ADRP 2024 PowerPoint Template.
Late June
Create an outline for your session June 28
Register for the conference using your speaker discount August 5
Submit your finalized PowerPoint presentation & materials to the ADRP office (please let us know if you would not like your PowerPoint to be posted for attendees to download) August 5
Cuttoff to submit any changes for the printed schedule August 19
Have a great time presenting at ADRP 2024! September 15-18

Presentation Guidelines & Recommendations

What You Need to Do: What You Should Do:
  • Use the ADRP 2024 PowerPoint Template
  • Dress to impress
  • Use up-to-date, quality resources and reporting best practices — Please openly cite all resources (including images) in your presentation
  • Keep your presentation within your allotted time
  • Provide a takeaway for your audience (downloadable materials will be available for attendees before (or after) your presentation)
  • Practice your presentation with a friend or colleague
  • Provide your presentation slides and materials to the office early
  • Engage with your audience
 

Speaker Resources

The below links and lists will help you as you plan, prepare, develop, and practice running your conference presentations. We have compiled a couple of playlists linked below that will act as a digital coach! We look forward to your presentation! 

Digital Speaker Coaching Playlists:


 

Tips & Other Resources 

 Presentation Tips
  1. Engage your audience
  2. Keep an upbeat pace
  3. Stand up, allow yourself to move around
  4. Keep your energy up!
  5. Pay attention to your audio, can everyone in the room hear you?
  6. Make eye contact with audience members
  7. Know your slides
  8. Practice your timing
  9. Be yourself and HAVE FUN!
List compiled from: convene.com, virtualspeech.com, forbes.com

Ways to be more engaging via aecumen.com

  1. Exaggerate vocal inflections
  2. Use gestures
  3. Enunciate
  4. Make eye contact
  5. Spice up your slides - add animations, transitions, pictures, and even gifs
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Maximizing Accessibility in Your Presentation via nten.org

  1. Keep slide show paragraph/bullet point text size a minimum of 20–28 points
  2. Label slides with unique headings. If more than 1 slide per topic, use a numerical identifier such as "(1 of 2)"
  3. Avoid using italics or ALL CAPS
  4. Keep transition animations to a minimum
  5. Focus on short blurbs and lists
  6. Don't overfill your slides - break up dense slides to multiple slides
Read more