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Presenter check list
- 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’.