Welcome to IoT World Virtual! The event is taking place Tuesday, August 11 to Thursday, August 13, 2020.
The Online Speaker Information Page provides essential information for all IoT World speakers and program-specific information to help you prepare your webcast presentation and facilitate learning and idea sharing throughout the conference.
We look forward to working with you!
Your session date and time is now assigned and can be viewed using the link below. You also have the opportunity to review your speaker profile.
Schedule a Time to Pre-Record Your Session
Please use the button below to schedule a time to record your session. Also, please be sure to take a moment to read through the best practices and scheduling process.
Please use an official IoT World PPT Template for your presentation to provide consistency throughout the event. Should the presentation's content benefit from a different template, feel free to use what works best but be sure it matches the slide resolution specs.
As a speaker, you do NOT need to register for IoT World Virtual. We will register you for a Speaker Pass, which is equivalent to an Everything Pass. Login information will be emailed to you closer to the event.
Best Equipment Practices
When planning your webcast presentation, it is essential to keep in mind the technical requirements, location, and types of content necessary to create an engaging webcast. Following these best practices will help you create a high-quality audio and video session with a webcam that will be sure to keep your audiences’ attention.
Best Practices for Lighting
- For best results, use natural light and supplement with additional light as needed.
- Keep natural light in front of you to avoid shadows. A bright window behind you can make you appear as a dark silhouette.
- Interior rooms with no natural light source may require additional targeted lighting, such as a ring light, to brighten the speaker’s face.
Best Practices for Webcams
- To ensure the speaker is looking directly at the audience, place the webcam at eye level.
- Avoid distracting backgrounds by checking the surroundings behind you to make sure there are no distracting colors or movement.
- Presenters should use chairs that are adjustable for height but do not swivel. Swiveling on camera creates a poor attendee experience and can be distracting.
Best Practices for Microphones
- Use an external microphone or headphones with a microphone whenever available, as microphones built into computers and cameras often have lower quality.
- An external microphone allows the speaker to place it in the optimal location for sound.
- Place the microphone close to the speaker’s mouth, but not in the camera view.
- Test audio levels in advance.
- Manage noise by turning off fans, phones, or speakers and keep ambient noise to a minimum.
- Do not touch the microphone while unmuted.
Be an Engaging Speaker
Know Your Content
- Familiarize yourself with the content in advance.
- Include notes in your presentation file.
- Print a hard copy of your highlighted script or a list of key talking points.
Know Your Location
- Ensure you have adequate lighting at your location during the time of the day of your presentation.
- Be aware of potential background noises and possible disruptions during the time of day of your presentation.
- Wireless networks can be fickle. We strongly encourage you to hard-wire your device to ensure reliable connectivity.
Practice Makes Perfect
- It is critical to practice in a consistent environment using the same equipment and content that will be used for your webcast.
- If presenting alone in front of a computer initially feels awkward, ask a colleague to sit in front of you as you rehearse.
- Rehearse until you are able to present without having to look down multiple times.
Look at Your Camera
- When presenting via video, remember the webcam is your link to your audience.
- Keeping direct eye contact with the camera makes it appear that you are speaking directly to them.
- Check audio levels before presenting.
- Regulate breathing to maintain a clear, even tone throughout the presentation.
- During your presentation, have a glass of water nearby to sip as needed.
Don’t Fear Mistakes
- Humans make mistakes, even during presentations.
- If you make an error, continue as planned, and remember, the audience is forgiving.
- Even if your session is recorded prior to the conference (i.e. “pre-recorded”), you must present your talk as if you are in front of a live audience. Re-recording is not allowed during your session.
As a speaker, your contacts can benefit from a discount to attend the virtual event! Pass on the discount code IOTSPK to your network and help them benefit from your involvement as a speaker at IoT World.
The discount code takes $300 off the full final price of Everything and Standard Passes.