Helpful Hints For a Successful Presentation
- A "Speaker Ready Room" is available for rehearsal or final run-through of your session prior to the presentation.
- As you are preparing your slide deck, please plan accordingly as internet access is not available in seminar rooms.
- A computer will be provided in the room with your presentation preloaded. If you wish to use your own computer, you must have a VGA output or provide an adapter.
- We encourage the use of videos and motion graphics to illustrate your points and keep your presentation lively.
- Do not crowd, clutter, or put too much material on your slides. They should be as simple as possible while still getting your message across.
- All the writing, figures, tables, numbers, etc. should be clearly and boldly presented on the slides. Do not try to put too much information on one slide.
- Observe the 4 Ps: Prepare, Practice, Promote, Present
Presenters must fully disclose all intellectual property utilized within handout materials and during course instruction. This is to protect intellectual property rights such as copyright or patent ownership.
Unless specifically designated, DSE educational programs are non-commercial events. The DSE podium is not to be used as a place for direct promotion of a presenter’s product, service or monetary self-interest nor for endorsing or discrediting others’ products or services.
In accordance with DSE’s non-commercial policy, distributing company literature or price lists and engaging in sales transactions as part of an educational presentation are prohibited. (Note: This prohibition does not include the use of graphic material used to illustrate technological concepts described during the presentation.)
Conformity to this policy is especially important for seminars, which are now eligible for Certification Renewal Units under the auspices of the Digital Signage Experts Group.
Following the session, speakers are allowed, and encouraged, to accept business cards from attendees who would like further information as attendee contact lists will not be made available to speakers before or after the session due to confidentiality reasons.
Speaker represents and warrants to Exponation LLC/Digital Signage Expo (DSE) that Speaker is the lawful owner or licensee of all materials and images submitted to Exponation LLC/DSE in connection with the referenced presentation. Speaker agrees to hold Exponation LLC/DSE harmless from all costs, fees, damages and the like resulting from a breach of this representation and warranty.
Golden Rule for Good Content
“Share or solve; don’t shill. Good content doesn’t try to sell. Rather, it creates value by positioning you as a reliable and valuable source of vendor-agnostic information. Your content shares a resource, solves a problem, helps your customers do their jobs better… .” Source: Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman, Content Rules (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2011).
Cliff Atkinson, Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate and Inspire, 3rd Edition (Redmond, Wash.: Microsoft Press, 2011)
Cliff Atkinson, The Backchannel: How Audiences Are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever (Berkeley, Calif.: New Riders, 2010)