Things to Do When Preparing for a Teleclass
During Your Presentation
The Teleconference Center staff can accommodate a variety of presentation tools, including computer presentations, video tapes, and slides. Please notify staff in the Teleconference Center as to what technology aids you will be using during your presentation.
If you are using overheads, use light blue or beige paper with black graphics and black text. Colors also work well for emphasizing a point. Please print your overheads in landscape style.
It is helpful to use a large font to ensure that the text is easily legible from maximum distance.
To increase interactivity and reinforce the involvement of those participants at remote sites, it helps to do a roll call at the beginning of the presentation to welcome each of the sites and participants to your program. This is also helpful during the question and answer session.
If you have “housekeeping duties” that each of the sites need to perform (registration, evaluation, small group discussion), you may want to discuss those at the beginning of the conference to prevent confusion.
Conference organizers have found it effective to identify a site facilitator who handles the above duties at each site, as well as keeping order in the room.
Each site facilitator may also want to remind his/her group that the microphones on the desks are very sensitive. They do pick up whispering and paper rustling, so participants should keep noise at a minimum to avoid disturbing participants at other sites.
You may want to have your participants arrive at the videoconferencing center at least fifteen minutes prior to the start time so they have a chance to get settled before the session begins.
The Teleconference Center staff will be happy to schedule a practice session if you would like to go through your presentation.
Feel free to contact Wanda McIver in the Teleconference Center if you have questions or need additional information.