Prior to the conference, consider testing that your camera, microphone and screen-sharing works.
Do consider a dry run of your talk. Make sure that you are not going over 20 minutes!
The host will keep time for you, but we recommend having a timer next to your screen, such as a mobile phone or watch.
We recommend using a laptop or desktop PC, not a mobile device.
We recommend joining the session in Zoom (Whova allows you to choose between joining in Zoom or in Whova) – this will ensure that you have all the necessary functionality during your presentation.
Speak directly to the ‘camera’ i.e. laptop or desktop.
Please consider what can be viewed in the background when you are on camera.
Pay attention to light sources so that you are visible.
Consider if you are most comfortable sitting or standing while presenting and position your laptop accordingly.
Please close all apps (other than Zoom and Whova) on your PC or laptop during your presentation.
Switch off or silence your phone.
Make sure other people (family members, roommates etc.) know that you are giving a presentation; ideally they should not be using too much bandwidth (no streaming).
Err on the side of larger font size for your presentation.
In Zoom, please use your full name – you can change it by clicking on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of your own little screen, or by entering the list of participants and hovering the mouse over your own name > ‘Rename’.