Guidelines.

Video presentation guidlines

What are the video requirements?

  • The presentation should not be longer than 10 minutes.

  • The presentation should have a clear structure with: Introduction (idea, problem, reasoning), Core (techniques, methods, analysis, results) & Conclusion (discussion of results, sustainability, application).

  • All group members need to speak English clearly and participate equally in the presentation.

  • Your video should be uploaded using a YouTube account (set the video as private). You can fill in the link to the video when registering the project.

Recommendations.

  • Have a clear focused presentation.

  • Less information is better. Don’t overwhelm your audience with data, stick to your overall point.

  • Decide about using media, you don’t have to use PowerPoint, video etc, but if it helps in showing your point, use it.

  • Graphs and pictures say more than words only. Take this into consideration (use your poster).

  • Give an overview of your presentation beforehand and try to visualize your progress.
  • Practice your presentation, but don’t try to learn by heart. You can use flashcards, this is especially important because of the time you get (max 10 minutes).

  • Talk slowly and loudly and take your pauses (it can be loud in the conference hall).

  • Take your time for the preparation of your presentation. Due to the digital nature of INESPO 2017, your video presentation is very important. You can have the best research, but if you cannot communicate it, this will be reflected in the grading.

Poster guidelines

Clearly legible.

A group of onlookers views the poster on a computer screen, so take the following into consideration:

  • General guidelines for making the poster: all poster elements have to be clearly visible at 5 meters distance from your computer screen.

  • Font size: should be at least 20 point. Your title should be large enough to read from a distance.

  • Illustrations: must be visible at a distance.

  • Do not cram the poster. Avoid being exhaustive. Don’t think that all of your work is important and has to be on the poster.

Well-structured.

This means that the connection between the elements on the poster has to be clear, and that the most important information is prominently placed. Use:

  • Color.

  • Communication lines (arrows work well).

  • Numbered headlines (the numbers suggest a fixed reading sequence).

  • Numbered figures and tables, that are referred to in the text.

  • Talk slowly and loudly and take your pauses (it can be loud in the conference hall).

Comprehensible on its own.

This often goes wrong with figures and tables, when an author’s explanation is needed to comprehend them. Prevent this by:

  • Giving them a title that expresses the message.

  • Providing them with a legend.

Stand out by way of an attractive layout.

This often goes wrong with figures and tables, when an author’s explanation is needed to comprehend them. Prevent this by:

  • Use short text blocks: between 10 and 20 lines.

  • Use pictures.

  • Use several colors.

  • The title should catch the interest of the observer.