Oral presenters may consider a “Salish Sea Snapshot” format for their oral presentation under the following circumstances:
- A Snapshot or alternate format has been definitively chosen by the session chair, or
- The oral presentation abstract has been accepted into a general snapshot session (mix of topic areas).
Tips for an effective 5-minute talk:
- Get clear about your “why” or your “so what?”– try to stick to one main point or takeaway that you want the audience to walk away with
- Tell a story
- Please remember that 5 minutes allows you to provide a short story or teaser to a bigger project. It’s fine to leave your audience wanting to know more – they will track you down or go to look at your poster, website or paper. Consider having a handout with links to your work available in your session for attendees who want to follow up with you.
- It’s tempting to talk fast but you will only lose your audience that way. Instead, use your time wisely to tell a short narrative.
- Use strong images that help make your point.
- Even if you are choosing not to use the Ignite format, the tips from Ignite will be useful for a successful 5 minute presentation.
Links to Additional Resources and Examples for Presenters: