General Video Presentation Requirements
A presentation recording is defined as a beginning-to-end screen capture of both your slides and demos (if applicable) along with an audio recording of your voice. You may record your presentation on your own. Presenters can use a screen recorder program such as Camtasia (http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html) that creates professional content and is easy to operate. Camtasia offers a free trial that presenters could download, as well as step-by-step tutorials on the program.
If you do not have your own preferred recording program, or cannot use the free trial of Camtasia, you will need to use the option of IEEE recording the content via Cisco Webex. IEEE staff can assist you with your recording. Please contact David Stankiewicz directly at <email@example.com> if you need your presentation recorded for you. You must also submit a copy of your slide deck, your bio and your headshot to appear alongside your presentation.
When saving these files please include your name in the file name.
For example: Stevenson_Bio.PDF or Zasuki_headshot.GIF
The following are the required file formats:
Presentations file formats: .MP4 or .FLV only
Biography and Slide Deck: .PDF
Headshot: .JPG .IMG .PNG .GIF
The length of your video depends on which category you are presenting in:
- Regular papers: 20 minutes total, video should be 17 min.
- Invited papers: 30 minutes total, video should be 25 min.
- Tutorials: 45 minutes total, video should be 40 min.
Please use the following Leapfile Instructions to put your materials into the queue for uploading to the virtual environmental platform:
- Access http://inxpo.leapfile.com
- Choose secure upload
- Enter firstname.lastname@example.org as the email address
- Fill out the form
- Choose regular upload
After you have uploaded your files to Leapfile, please send an email to email@example.com confirming that you have completed the upload.
The deadline for video submissions is 1 November 2016
CONSENT AND RELEASE
All presentations for the 2016 IEEE Online GreenComm Conference require the completion of a Consent and Release form. Please find the form here. Complete, sign, and return your form to David Stankiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDERS FOR VIDEO PRESENTATIONS CONSENT AND RELEASE
Please refrain from lengthy bios as your introduction. A short personal introduction is encouraged, but we want the content to be the primary focus. Your bio will be readily available to all attendees throughout the event.
Always begin your presentation video with your title slide full screen for at least 3 seconds before you begin speaking. This is required for our play out functions to work properly. If you’re having trouble getting started (the intro is always the hardest) a sample introduction might go something like this… “Hi my name is ________. Welcome to the “IEEE Online GreenComm 2016 conference”. In this session we’re going to cover_________.”
Personal promotion and marketing is fine. It is perfectly acceptable for you to plug books, websites, organizations, companies, and any other projects you may be involved with however please do so at the end of the session. When ending your session keep it simple. “Thank you for watching” is very common. Also, allow a few seconds of silence before you stop recording.
TEST PRIOR TO RECORDING YOUR PRESENTATION!
Stand while you present since it gives your voice more energy. This will translate to a better and much more engaging virtual conference presentation for your audience.
Do not speak in the same volume you normally would for a phone conversation. Over-emote since presenting without an audience in front of you can dampen your delivery style.
When it makes sense, take advantage of opportunities to speak in the first person (using “we” instead of “you”). Putting yourself on the same side as your listeners, particularly with unfamiliar audiences, can provide another point of connection.
Do not over answer questions. Answer briefly and if possible, check to see if you’re on target with how you’ve addressed the question.
Reduce the number of words on your slides. Not showing every word you plan to say provides you more flexibility, reduces audience distractions, and points attention toward your spoken words.
Plan for people viewing the virtual conference in less than ideal conditions. Not every participant will have a state-of-the-art screen, so account for a relatively low common denominator. To prepare, print your slides 9 to a page. If you can’t read them at that resolution without squinting, don’t expect your viewers will be able to either.
Cover the headline on each PowerPoint slide and ask, “Can the audience get my point from the slide’s content?” Next, cover the content and ask, “Can the audience get my point from the headline?” Then determine, “Is the point consistent for both the headline and the content?” The right answer to all these questions is “Yes,” if you’re slide is a strong one.
A great way to practice for your virtual conference presentation is to record your presentation and listen to it. Hearing what is and is not working will help you deliver a more effective virtual conference presentation.
Here are some videos that give tips as well as some creative ideas to assist you in presenting the best video possible: