Congratulations on your acceptance as a Breakout Session Presenter at the 2019 Performance Improvement Conference!

If you have not already done so, please register for the conference as soon as possible. Primary Presenters can use promotion code2019Presenter” for a complementary Day 2 registration.  Additionally, you are responsible for your own hotel and travel costs.  In order to ensure the conference runs smoothly, please adhere to the following rules and guidelines for your presentation.

  • A draft of your presentation slides is due for review and conflict of interest determination by 5:00 p.m. on October 3rd.

  • You are responsible to bring your presentation on a USB to the conference.  

  • All oral presenters are required to attend a speaker meeting at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the conference (October 25th) to review timing and AV technology at the conference location.

  • Presenters will be given 40 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions and answers. A moderator will introduce you.

  • The conference will provide computers and slide advancers for presenters, but will not provide additional items such as speakers, easels or printed handouts.

  • If your name is frequently mispronounced, please send a phonetic spelling along with your draft slide deck.


We will send your speaking time in a follow-up email.


As you prepare your presentation, please remember that attendees are looking for results-oriented and hands-on presentations that will provide them with the opportunity to learn new skills and bring home ideas they can put into practice at their facility.


Please inform us immediately if you are unable to attend the conference.



Some Tips for a Great Presentation

Presentation Do’s

  1. DO practice your presentation ahead of time. You should be able to talk through each content slide in 1-2 minutes.

  2. DO preview your presentation on different computers to ensure there aren’t any compatibility issues (ex. Mac to PC or different versions of PowerPoint).

  3. DO make your presentation simple and to the point.

  4. DO stay within your time limit.

  5. DO use large enough font size to be read from across a large room

    1. We recommend 48-point font for titles and 36-point for body text.

    2. Easy to read fonts include Arial, Calibri, and Helvetica (not Times New Roman or Monotype Corsiva).

    3. Dark text on a light background is easiest for an audience to read.

  6. DO speak clearly; be confident and enthusiastic.

  7. Do label any graphs or charts with the appropriate axes and legends so the audience understands what they are seeing.

  8. DO repeat audience questions before answering. This ensures that both the question and answer are heard by the whole room.


Presentation Don’ts

  1. DON’T advertise any products or services. The audience wants to hear how they can take this back to their organization, not a sales pitch. (Advertising products or services is also considered a conflict of interest and these presentations will be removed.)

  2. DON’T memorize your presentation. Know your material, but don’t deliver a memorized speech.

  3. DON’T read directly from your slides or notes. This is an indication to your audience that you don’t know your material.

  4. DON’T use fancy text or lots of artistic effects such as WordArt – these can be difficult to read from far away.

  5. DON’T rattle coins, keys or other objects because it will distract from what you are saying.

  6. DON’T include lots of text on your slides. The audience will read your slide instead of listening to you – and YOU are the star of the presentation! We recommend a maximum of 6 to 7 words per line with a maximum of 4 lines of text, if absolutely necessary.

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