Guidelines for Presenters
- Presenters are required to provide copies of their text to the discussant of their session by January 23, 2017 at the latest. The discussant has no obligation to comment on the paper if it has not been previously seen. Such an action would be a loss to all attending the session.
- The text must be SINGLE SPACED, not exceeding a word count of 8,000, including notes and appendices and typed on standard 8 1/2" by 11" (or its metric equivalent) paper.
- Presenters should prepare comments outlining the major points of their papers. A good presentation is a must for a successful session.
- Oral Presentation (10-12 minutes) - Below are guidelines for preparing an oral summary of a paper:
No paper should ever be read verbatim from the text. Such presentations are often not only dull but also incomplete due to time constraints imposed by the chair; an author reading from text may be cut off by the chair before reaching the most significant aspects of the presentation. Highlights may be given covering such points as purpose of the study, description of the sample, methodology, problems, major findings, conclusions, or recommendations. The amount of time devoted to each highlight may vary depending upon the author's evaluation of the importance of each area related to the paper. Inexperienced extemporaneous speakers are advised to prepare a "reading text" of approximately 5 typed pages.
An LCD projector and laptop will be available – presenters wishing to use visual aids should have their presentation on a USB key. If presenters prefer to use a personal laptop, they are responsible for connecting it to the projector (Mac users, bring your own dongles).