Oral Presentation Guidelines

6th Int'l Scholars' Conference

About the Oral Presentation

  1. Oral Presentation will be divided into two parts. The first part will include the 12-minute oral presentation. A two-minute warning will be given to terminate the presentation. The second part is the question and answer which is limited to only 3 minutes.
  2. Session chairs are instructed to terminate oral presentations which exceed their allotted time.
  3. Multiple presenters for a single presentation will be allowed to present however the time allotted must be split among the presenters.


PowerPoint Presentation General Guidelines

  1. All presentations must utilize the approved template for the 6ISC. PowerPoint templates are made available at the 6ISC website.
  2. All presentations must be uploaded on the official web portal of the 6ISC to reduce downtime incurred due to technical problems and to ease the transition between presenters.
  3. Presentations must be uploaded via the official web portal of the 6ISC no later than 11:59 p.m. Philippine Time on Monday, 15 October 2018. (Presenters who were not able to meet the deadline will need to present their presentation by a handout or be prepared not to use the provided equipment to present.)
  4. If unable to upload the presentation due to technicalities, feel free to email or contact the secretariat at 6isc@aup.edu.ph, to make arrangements for the upload of your presentation.
  5. Changes to presentations will NOT BE ACCOMMODATED once the deadline has passed. Changes to the presentation will NOT BE ALLOWED on-site.


Guidelines on the Use of the PowerPoint Presentation

  1. Be sure to explain/define any slang terms or acronyms, your audience is
  2. PowerPoint slides should not have more than seven lines of information.
  3. Be cautious of your allotted time.
  4. Information on the slide should be spaced evenly.
  5. Use the provided template for your presentation. (If you have not received a copy of the template, feel free to email the 6ISC secretariat at 6ISC@aup.edu.ph)
  6. Maintain consistent fonts all throughout the slides. Avoid using no more than two fonts on one slide.
  7. Use professional traditional bullets (i.e., circles or squares) instead of ‘fun’ or ‘fancy’ bullets.
  8. Background and font color must be easy to read at a distance.
  9. The font should be easy to read and should not be smaller than 24-point.
  10. Headers are in the same font and font size throughout the presentation.
  11. The body of the slides should be in the same font and font size throughout the presentation.
  12. Limit the use of animations. If using animation, be sure that animation is timed, and transitions do not occur on the click.


Speaker Guidelines

  1. Your audience is multinational, and some do not have mastery of the English language. It is therefore recommended that you speak slower than usual, and use simpler/smaller words, and simpler/shorter sentences. Long, compound sentences will confuse the audience.
  2. Minimize the use of acronyms or internal lingo and jargon unless previously described/explained.
  3. Do not tell jokes! Feel free to use humor, but not too much of that.
  4. Avoid using graphics or photos on your PowerPoint presentation that may be nation-centric or that could be offensive to other cultures. Keep it simple!
  5. Remember that your PowerPoint should only serve as an aid to your presentation with a limited number of words. Do not read your presentation.


You can Download the 6th ISC Official Power Point Template here.