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Speaker Resource Center

Congratulations on speaking at our upcoming ACVIM Forum! Here you will find helpful resources, tips and tools to keep in mind throughout the planning process.

The term "speakers" also pertains to  Panelists and Research Abstract presenters. All speakers will find their speaker contract items inside the CadmiumCD speaker portal system. Each speaker will be provided login information to access the information required for their speaking engagement at the 2021 ACVIM Forum.

Tips for an Effective Presentation

Best Practices

Less is more - Your slides should contain a minimum amount of information; your slide notes, on the other hand, will contain far more content. Uploaded resources will have the most content and detail.

Avoid PowerPointsless - Create slides that are complementary to your remarks, not identical. Use slides as a canvas for visual representations, graphics and photos and avoid simply "echoing" your slides in your talk.

Keep it simple - Focus on one idea per slide and remember that the number of information chunks we can recall at a time is "Seven, Plus, or Minus Two." Assemble your presentation slide in seven chunks, plus or minus two.

Extend the conversation - It's OK to include "information" slides with resources and the like, but don't spend time presenting that content. Upload additional resources to your session or create a handout.

Practice, practice, practice - There is no substitute for advance preparation. Practice your presentation before your colleagues and review your session description to ensure that your presentation mirrors what has been promoted.

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