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Information for Speakers

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The event is designed for 37 sessions and 3-hour training for beginners.

Two main components of the presentation is speech and slides.

Time for presentation: 30 minutes and 10 minutes for questions and answers.

Between presentations there will be 20-minute breaks.
Spoken language: English or Russian.

It is important to identify and specify the subject matter and level of the audience for whom the presentation is designed, this will help participants to decide on the choice of the report.

The main audience of the conference is Russian-speaking, but as well, we expect participants who do not speak Russian, please consider this while preparing slides, and namely:

  • Use the English language for slides.
Use more visual images (instead of text);
Use less text and code.

Recommended formats of presentation files: ppt, pptx, pdf.

The recommended aspect ratio of the slide 16:10, this will allow you to optimally display the presentation on the screen and it is convenient for the publication.

All slides must be submitted no later than November 26, but preferably in advance.

  • Do not make more than 50 slides for a 30 minute speech.

  • Use large and easily read fonts.
Try to put not more than 5-6 lines of text on the slide. This will help save large font and facilitate perception.

    If there is a lot of text, split it into several slides.
Highlight basic information on the slide.
Use images to improve the perception.
Make the text and background contrast, but do not use bright colors.
If your demonstration includes usage of the Internet please be prepared for an insufficient connection which may work not well.
    It is better to have a local version of the project or record video from the screen, for any case.
  • Keeping hands in pockets.

  • Too much gesticulating.
  • Not gesticulating at all.

  • Twiddling something in hands - it distracts the audience.
  • You should try to control the time to keep dynamics of your speech and keep within the time limits.

  • You should try not to read from paper or slides. Slides are supporting elements that should help you convey your thoughts to the people.
  • If something went wrong – do not be embarrassed. Try to make a joke out of it or simply ignore (giving no comments) the situation.
  • If people ask questions during your presentation and it disturbs you, try to postpone the answers to the end of the report.

  • If the question is appropriate and is intended to clarify the situation - you can answer it immediately.

  • You should not look at a single point or over the hall. Look at people in their eyes!
  • You should not answer questions that deviate from the topic.

  • You should not solve personal problems of the listeners during the speech - it is not interesting to other people.
  • Plan your presentation and highlight key points.

  • Print out the slides or the plan of the presentation and keep it in hands.
  • Narrate the presentation to someone or in front of the mirror.

  • Check whether the presentation fits within the time limit.

  • Communicate with the audience, it can help you to identify the most important moments for the audience.
  • Try to keep visual contact with the audience. But do not choose one person it can be stress making.
  • Be polite. Be gentle to people and do not forget to thank your listeners.
  • In case of difficulties with the equipment, ask the help team for help or even apply to the hall for assistance.