Presenter tips

  • Submit description of demo at least 2 weeks in advance for 4DMethod post and email blast
  • Prepare a few slides for an introduction to the concepts you’ll be presenting
  • Share any slides/ demo database online so 4DMethod can link to them
  • Fewer slides/ less text/ more talkie.  See general presenter tips online
  • Raise the font in code/ slides so text is legible in the video
  • Can be 20-90 minutes in length depending on content and feedback
  • Use earbuds to have best audio quality/ less echo
  • Connect to the hangout 30-45 minutes early on the day of the meeting to double check AV and screen sharing
  • Do not close the hangout window during the presentation or the meeting will go like this
  • Ask periodically if people are there to make sure the stream is still up
  • Give some personal/ professional history in the demo
  • Let me know in advance if there is something you would like me to include in your introduction
  • Share a personal picture for the questions slide
  • Screen share the entire monitor instead of just application windows
  • Turn off notifications on your machine so pop ups don’t interfere with presentation
  • Please do not screen share yourself scrolling through documentation
  • Keep your pace fairly slow so people can process what you are presenting.  Most people tend to talk to fast.
  • Don’t jump around code, switch windows, scroll up and down too fast because it can be very disorienting to viewers
  • Try recording yourself doing the screen shared presentation and critique yourself for practice.  You are generally your best critic!