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2021 ASFPM Virtual Conference
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Speaker Success Tips

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Expectations of Speakers

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Presenter Conference Registration

Presenters are required to register and attend the full conference. If you need to register for our ASFPM Conference, please go to the Registration page.


What to bring

  • Laptop computer (if you indicated on your instructor agreement you would provide)
  • Your presentation on a USB thumb drive
  • Presenter notes or Instructor Guide
  • Presenter biography and/or business cards
  • Copies/handouts – optional
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Speaker Prep Lounge


Monday – Wednesday
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

7:30 AM-Noon


The Speaker Prep Lounge is available for ASFPM conference presenters to work on their presentations and drop off their concurrent session presentation when it is ready. A computer and printer (for speaker’s notes only) will be available. A volunteer will be present if you have any questions or problems.


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Presentations Formatting
& Preparation

Laptops at the conference will be running PowerPoint 2016 on Windows 10. This version is capable of running presentations created using older versions of PowerPoint. Speakers are expected to bring their presentation to the conference on a portable USB storage device (also called “thumb drive”, “memory stick”, etc.).

For presenters who plan to use an embedded video in their presentation, it is recommended that they use a file format that is readily recognizable by a standard computer. There have been some complications with embedded videos in the past, usually as a result of additional software required on the laptop. It is recommended that presenters do a trial run on the computer in the Speaker Prep Lounge or your meeting room before your presentation.

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Shipping Materials Ahead

ASFPM does not provide storage or on-site shipping services for presenters. Presenters are responsible for making arrangements should they need to ship materials in advance. Please note there may be a daily storage fee for this service. Contact your hotel or the UPS Store located in the Convention Center to make shipping arrangements.

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On-site Printing Services

ASFPM does not provide or print handouts for workshop attendees. Handouts are provided at the discretion of the Presenter. Copying and print services are Presenter’s responsibility and expense. Fort Worth Convention Center does have a UPS store near by that is open six days a week. The store is located ?? and can be reached at ???.

Registration Numbers

Concurrent sessions, Plenaries, Early Birds, and any sessions other than a Workshop or Tour are walk-in sessions and therefore do not have registration lists or numbers for attendees. ASFPM is able to provide registration numbers for a la carte events such as Workshops and Tours two weeks prior to the conference to workshop or tour point of contact.

Plenary Sessions

Ingrid D. Wadsworth

Ingrid D. Wadsworth

Deputy Director

Concurrent Sessions

Steve McMaster

Steve McMaster

ASFPM Conference Program Coordinator


Kevin Currie

Kevin Currie

Training and E-Learning Coordinator

How to Rock your Presentation

Resources for a Successful Presentation

Copyright – What can I legally quote, play (sound), and use as graphics without permission?

Overview of Using Copyrighted Material in Your Presentation

The Responsibility of a Conference Speaker to the Conference _ Patrick O'Keefe

Presenter’s Role at the Conference

Responsibility of a Conference Speaker to a Conference
Patrick O’Keefe’s Blog

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PowerPoint Tips & Tricks

How to Make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation
Olivia Mitchell from Speaking About Presenting

10 Ways to Spot a Lame Corporate PowerPoint Template
PowerPoint Ninja

The Seven Deadly Sins of PowerPoint Presentations
Dr. Joseph Sommerville

Really Bad PowerPoint
Seth Godin’s Blog

Preparing Your Presentation

Successful Preparation is the Basis for a Successful Presentation
Ellen Finkelstein PowerPoint Tips Blog

Emergency Preparedness for PowerPoint
PowerPoint Ninja

Presentation Skills

Presentation Tips
Olivia Mitchell from Speaking About Presenting

Engaging the Audience

Localize Your Slides or Risk Losing the Audience
PowerPoint Ninja


ASFPM Conference
& Events Coordinator:

Sarah Waller

Contact Form

(608) 828-3000