Effective presentations require careful planning. Think of your entire presentation as a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Then select the punch lines—the three or four points you want your audience to remember. Keep the story simple, but be sure to cover the essential points.
Know Your Audience
Define your audience. Are they familiar with the material, or does the presentation need to take a more basic approach? Once you know who your audience is, you can determine the type of presentation: R&D, technical, process, or a combination of these types. References to real operating facilities and inclusion of actual field data will add to the presentation.
Determine Your Time First
This presentation will be 20-30 minutes, and questions will be held until the end. Your visuals should be either slides or a PowerPoint presentation. You can design one visual for every minute you speak or up to three minutes for a very busy slide. Transparencies are typically used in situations where you will be interrupted as you present and should be avoided.
The LRGCC is a technical conference, not a trade show. Process equipment or field equipment displays are not allowed. No process equipment or field equipment that cannot be easily held by hand should be present at the conference site.