The purpose of the Itherm Conference is to offer a forum for the sharing of ideas related to thermal
and thermal mechanical behavior in electronic systems. As a speaker you have the honor and responsibility
of presenting your material to a diverse audience who has a keen interest in your findings and the message
you wish to convey. The quality of your presentation directly affects the interest your audience will have
in your material and the overall satisfaction the audience will have in the conference.
The following guidelines and sample slides are intended to be used as a template for the effective communication of your material. While there are many possible options available to you as a speaker, the following suggestions are meant to serve as effective guidelines based on accumulated suggestions from audience surveys.
If other is equipment required for your presentation, that may be arranged, at the speaker's expense, such as: 35 mm Carousel slide projector, VCR, etc., These special arrangements must be made months prior to the start of the conference. Contact the Itherm
The key to remember in the preparation of your slides is "less is more". It is very effective to use your visuals as an outline and to speak around each one. Remember, the audience will have access to a copy of your paper, it is not necessary to provide too much detail during your talk.
Try to limit the number of lines on a word chart to 5-6 per slide. Slides should be in landscape format. Graph lines should be bold and dark with all text large enough for your audience to read.
When quality visual aids are combined with a clear consise presentation, your 20 minute explanation of your work can be a rewarding experience for both you and all the members of your audience. The following helpful hints are important to remember when preparing for your presentation.