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Learning Lab Presenter Information

Please read the following guidelines and suggestions carefully and prepare your oral presentation and PowerPoint presentation accordingly. Clear, readable slides and a well-rehearsed script are vital to a successful presentation.

As a reminder PowerPoint presentations must be uploaded by April 1, 2014 using the official cover slide as your first title slide and the second slide for other slides.

The PowerPoint template is available by clicking here.

Presentation Preparation

You should prepare your presentation well in advance of the meeting. Practice your presentation so that you may speak from memory and notes rather than just reading aloud.

As you practice, check to be sure that your presentation does not exceed your time limit.You should plan your presentation carefully and coordinate each step of your lecture with your slides.

Presenting without the need to read or refer to note cards will allow you optimal eye contact with the audience. If you choose to use written materials, the following suggestions apply:

  • Have the presentation prepared for oral presentation. Your copy should be highly legible, double or triple spaced, with well-marked cues for slides.
  • Number the sheets of your copy. Make sure your presentation lays flat for easy turning.
  • Arrive at the session early and acquaint yourself with the location of the equipment you will be using.
  • You must provide your own laptop computer for use during the presentation. NAHAM is not able to provide laptops or PCs.
  • Internet access will be available in your meeting room at your expense. If you need Internet access you must contact NAHAM by April 1, 2014. We cannot accommodate requests for Internet after this date. Again, the expense for the Internet connection will be your responsibility.

Slide/PowerPoint Preparation

PowerPoint slides are required for all sessions. Failure to submit slides by the posted deadline will result in cancellation of your session.

NAHAM will make all PowerPoint files available to registrants in advance and up to one month after the 40th annual conference. A handout book will not be provided to registrants but note taking tablets will be given to each registrant.

  • All slide presentations MUST be created with PowerPoint for PC. No Mac-based presentations may be used unless the version is PC compatible.
  • It is required that you use the title slide template for your presentation. Please download the title slide and make it the first of your presentation.
  • Slides must be uploaded via the NAHAM Web site by April 1, 2014.
  • Slides must be simple enough to comprehend at a glance.
  • Titles are recommended as a means of orienting the audience.
  • One idea per slide is the most effective form of presentation.
  • It is often desirable to use your last slide for a list of your conclusions.
  • Slides that have white letters on a black, dark blue or dark purple background are the easiest to read.
  • Block letters with bold typefaces are preferable.
  • Keep in mind that some attendees will be seated very far away from the screen. The clearer your slides, the more readable they will be from the back of the room.

If you have any questions regarding presentation or slide preparation, please contact NAHAM at (202) 367-1125 or

A/V Needs

Please note that presenters have access to the following A/V through NAHAM:

- (1) 8' Tripod Screen

- (1) LCD Projector & (1) 34” projector cart

- (1) Podium mic

- (1) M68 mixer

- (1) Laser Pointer

- (1) Audience Microphone with Mic Stand

Any additional A/V components (including laptops) should be provided by the presenter.

Speaker Registration

Please note that complimentary conference registration is provided to each session, not each speaker; it is up to the presenters in each session to determine which presenter will receive the complimentary registration.  

Upload Your Presentation

Please upload your presentation using the field below by April 1, 2014. As a reminder, the template is available by clicking here.

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