All rooms dedicated to scientific activities will be equipped with:

  • 1 projector and one screen
  • 1 sound system
  • 1 audio console
  • PC laptop with a wired connection to the Internet
  • Office 2013 suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • CD / DVD player
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • VLC player

Important! Only the computer provided in the room can be used. The use of a personal computer for presentations is not permitted to avoid any technical problems or delays due to computer changes.

Please bring your presentations on a USB key and plan an alternative solution.

In case of technical problem, request the help of a volunteer. If they can not solve the problem, they will contact a technician at the audio-visual counter.

The organizing committee of the Conference offers you some advices in order to better prepare your communication.

Name of the speaker: Title of the conference:
Date :
Speaker’s skills : 
  • Face the audience and address him.
  • Do not read your notes throughout the presentation.
  • Make eye contact with the audience.
  • Respect the time allotted for the presentation (reduce your content).
  • Avoid being frozen. Use the paraverbal language.
  • Speak with energy; dynamism, enthusiasm and conviction.
  • Speak less quickly, taking care to articulate well.
  • Consider including silences to mark transitions or support important points.
  • Express yourself in clear language (short and simple sentences).
  • Avoid incomplete sentences, hesitant sentences.
Content structure

  • Capture the audience’s attention by starting your presentation with a fact, photo.
  • Contextualize information to better understand the importance of your research.
  • Highlight what distinguishes your work from other researchers in the field.
  • State clearly what your research objectives are.


  • Highlight the structure of the presentation to make it easier to follow.
  • Tell the audience what you will present in the next section of your presentation.
  • Include summaries that reflect important results or discussion points.


  • Summarize the important points of your presentation.
  • End with a strong, short and clear message.
Visual support
  • Accompany the speech step by step with the visual.
  • Keep a sober and consistent visual environment.
  • Choose a text color that contrasts well with background (no gray background).
  • Avoid too many text : reading on the screen is difficult.
  • Enlarge font size for easy reading (ideally 30 pts). 
  • Announce the main message in the title of your visual.
  • Remove from the visual all the elements not mentioned in your speech.
  • Lighten the content of the visuals or separate it on several different visuals.
  • Think about using colors in the graphics to make them easier to understand.
Tips for an effective communication – Adapted from the ACFAS 2018 Model
© PHOTO | Patrick Fernandez