Handouts are due Friday, April 12. Visit www.RIMS.org/Upload to upload your
handout(s), articles, guides, checklist etc. The link will prompt you to enter your RIMS email address and password before you can proceed.
Please note: This year handouts will be accessible via the RIMS mobile app. The only accepted file format is PDF. The maximum allowed file size is 6MB.
Check here to see a tutorial on how to upload your handouts.
Download the RIMS 2013 PowerPoint Template
The RIMS 2013 PowerPoint template is now available. It is required that you use this template for your presentation and handouts. If you wish to add your company logo, feel free to do so, but do not remove the RIMS Conference logo and please ensure that the RIMS branding is prominently displayed.
Tips for High Impact PowerPoints
- Bullet point your key words.
- Refrain from using small fonts and acronyms.
- Keep as simple as possible - less is sometimes more!
- Your PPT should complement your education delivery and serve as back-up to your verbal talk.
- Always check grammar and spellings.
- Videos are a great addition to presentations!
The promotion or endorsement of particular products or companies is strictly prohibited. Business cards of session attendees may not be solicited and badges may not be scanned before or after the session. Providing memory sticks with company information is equivalent to solicitation.
Seven Steps to Better Presentations
Open With an Ice Breaker! Attendees appreciate the additional opportunity to meet people in sessions and to build their networks.
Maximize Your Eye Contact: Focus on one person at a time - about 5 seconds. Finish your thought and then move on to someone else. Eye contact is a significant skill to master. It allows you to connect on an emotional level with your audience.
Don't Forget to Breathe: Breathing is the base for a relaxed, strong voice. If you hold your breath, you will sound nervous.
Use Body Language Wisely: Balance your stance before you start talking, use gestures to emphasize key words and move with a purpose. Before you walk left or right, shift your focus to someone on that side of the room
Conquer to Content: The more organized the information, the easier it is to deliver and understand. State your idea, support it with examples and summarize your main points.
Control Questions and Answers: Select a questioner, but don't point. Look directly at the person and listen to the issue. Rephrase the question, addressing the group.
Observe the Audience: Pay attention to their non-verbal clues.
Make it FUN! The more you can engage your audience by providing a game or group activity, the more the audience will appreciate your presentation and take-away a stronger educational tool.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Session Handouts are Due for Upload - Friday, April 12. Upload links to follow shortly.