- You must have on hand at least one Laptop / Desktop computer is required
- A second screen can be extremely convenient, though it is not a must-have
- Advised web-browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari
- Your presentation to be in Microsoft PowerPoint format with 16:9 aspect ratio slides
- If you are a Mac user, you should consult the following document to ensure necessary sharing allowances are setup for a smooth live presentation: Mac Screen Sharing
- Ensure your Wi-Fi connection is strong enough to support your live presentation
- You will need at least 3mb/second. You can test your speed here: https://www.speedtest.net/
- We recommend taking any additional devices, such as your mobile phone, off the same network for the duration of your presentation
- If your Wi-Fi connection is weak, we strongly recommend you consider pre-recording your session
Audio & Video
- Your laptop’s built-in camera will suffice
- If your laptop does not have a built-in camera or you are presenting from a desktop computer, please use an external camera
- Position your camera face on with the main source of light in front of you so that the audience has a clear view of your face when presenting
- A headset with microphone allows you to hear any instructions or questions whilst providing clear sound from you to the digital audience
- Alternatively, you can use an external microphone or the built-in microphone of your laptop. Please ensure this is positioned close enough to you to pick up your voice clearly
- Please position yourself in an area with minimal distractions and no background noise
We recommend all presentation slides follow the below formatting guidelines
- 16:9 Ratio (widescreen)
- Font size 20+ (Font smaller than this may appear blurry)
- 1 graph/table per slide
- Clear and concise background
- Visual aids to capture the attention of the audience
- If including videos with sound in your presentation, please advise our team as this may require additional pre-event tech testing
Pre-Recording & Polling
If you have advised us that you would like to pre-record your talk rather than presenting live on the day, please use the instructions to pre-record your presentation:
*Please note, if pre-recording your talk, you may still need to be present on the day to take part in a live Q&A after your talk.
If you would like to submit a poll for the attendees to answer during your presentation, please send the details of this to your Event Manager, up to 1 week prior to the event, including the questions and any multiple choice answers if applicable.
All polls will be shown in the digital platform beside your presentation and display live results from the audience. Poll results can be exported and sent to you after the event.
Virtual Platform Technology Test
Some speakers will need to attend a technology test of the virtual platform. A team member will be in touch to set up a 15-minute technology test with you, taking place up to 2 weeks prior to the event.
For this technology test, you will need:
- A Chrome or Firefox web browser
- A blank PowerPoint presentation
- All items listed on our Technology Requirements
During the session we will test your technology as well as rehearsing joining the stage and presenting your first few slides.