This guide has been designed to help you prepare for your presentation. Below are some guidelines, tips and advice to follow in preparation for a successful presentation at the 2013 APA Annual Convention. You can also download a copy of these presentation guidelines (PDF, 808KB).
The presentation you are about to give may be recorded, including video, audio, photographs and whatever you show on the projection screen. To ensure we obtain the best footage and create a top-quality product, there are a several guidelines we ask you to follow prior to and throughout your presentation. This document also contains advice on how to use the 2013 APA Annual Convention PowerPoint template (PPT, 317KB).
The PowerPoint template should be used in conjunction with this guide when developing your presentation.
Do not use copyrighted materials. This includes unpublished results or any other material you are not comfortable sharing publically.
Please use the 2013 APA Annual Convention PowerPoint template when developing your presentation.
Prior to your presentation, check to ensure you are using 4:3 slide formats. The projectors are formatted for 4:3 slides. If you use 16:9 formats, the slides will not look as good in the room or online.
Use the provided house microphone or and/or a wireless lapel microphone.
Remember to make direct eye contact with the audience and camera. This makes for a very engaging presentation — both for your live audience and those who will be watching the video.
Repeat audience questions prior to answering. This ensures that we capture both the question and answer.
Making Your Presentation Accessible
Every presentation should be designed and conducted with the full participation of all APA members and student affiliates in mind. All presenters should review APA's Guidelines for APA Conference Speakers to make all programming accessible to their respective audiences.
If your paper has been scheduled in a poster session during convention, you may want to consult APA's Instructions for Poster Presentations (PDF, 1.65MB) for requirements and helpful guidelines.