Pre-recorded presentations should all be as uniform as possible and should be created via one of the following options:
We need to have a clear video of slides for the duration of the presentation. Please introduce yourself with a video of yourself, then switch to showing just the slides. If you are unable to use a video to introduce yourself, include a professional picture of yourself on your introductory slide.
Be sure to wear headphones or a headset with a boom microphone. If you wear headphones without a boom microphone, carefully hold the microphone away from your clothes so they do not rub and create distracting background noises in your presentation.
Before recording your entire presentation do a quick test; start recording; say a sentence at normal volume, show your slides, and stop recording. Play it back and make sure it is something that everyone can accurately see and hear.
Staff will review presentations to ensure adequate video and sound quality and may ask you to re-do your presentation. There will be a hard deadline for this to be done to ensure time to edit presentations prior to their scheduled presentation time.
Presenting and Recording your Online Talk for Botany 2020
A series of short videos by Bruce Kirchoff, Heather Phyllis, Elvis Foli and Kristof Crank
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Einstein.
This series of short videos will introduce you to the principles of online or recorded presentations. They cover the basic principles of how to present clear, easily understood technical talks. You will learn principles of good slide design, to use clear visuals to support your talk, how to focus on your most important result, and how to connect with your online audience. Three additional videos cover using Zoom, Prezi, and OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) to record your video.
Presenting well online: https://youtu.be/nkSkT28vPbs (Bruce Kirchoff - UNCG)
Good online presence: https://youtu.be/DXVQQVpn-F0 (Bruce Kirchoff - UNCG)
Write a good title: https://youtu.be/M0lrewSLK7w (Bruce Kirchoff - UNCG)
Good slide design: https://youtu.be/5ztFoStsHPo (Bruce Kirchoff - UNCG)
Using Zoom to record a scientific presentation: https://youtu.be/51V5FhZUSEQ (Heather Phillips - Cornell)
Using Prezi to record a scientific presentation: https://youtu.be/s_zeyYv4PO4 (Elvis Foli -UNCG)
Using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) to record a scientific presentation: https://youtu.be/EImX4Afxhkw (Kristof Cank - UNCG)
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