Presenter Tips

You're Presenting at Siemens PLM Connection. . . Now what?
You could wait until the last minute to pull together a presentation just before you leave for Orlando OR you can check this page over the next couple of months for real life, usable tips and techniques to kill that death by powerpoint once and for all.

PLM World Presenter Tip Videos:

[Download the 2016 PowerPoint Template] 

Please note that graphics may appear to run off slides, but will display correctly in presentation mode.

  • Please note the size is 16:9 and is a change from previous years.  All speakers are asked to use the Siemens PLM Connection – Americas 2016 conference PowerPoint Template when building their presentation.   
  • Register for the conference and book your hotel room.  Presenters must be registered by the Early Bird Deadline of March 31, 2016.  Partner presenters must utilize a compensated pass from within your company’s specific partner package. The main contact from each partner company was given a Vendor Registration code to be used for complimentary registration.  Please contact them or Sarah Sandag with additional questions.  Additional partner passes can be purchased at a reduced rate of $945 to cover the cost of additional presenters. 
  • Download the Presenter Guidelines.  
  • Electronic copies of your presentation for the proceedings, in MS PowerPoint, MS Word, PDF or HTML formats, must be submitted no later than April 22, 2016, to PLM World in order to receive your conference badge on-site.  To upload your presentation, please complete the following steps: 
    • Log into PLM World
    • Go to your Profile page 
    • Select the My Presentations tab at the right of the page 
    • Then select the presentation title you would like to edit
    • A window will open with an option to “Edit Files” on the top left
    • Once you have clicked Edit Files you will see an “Add” button located in the File(s) field. 
    • Select the “add” button to add your presentation file. Browse your computer for the correct file and then open. 
    • Once opened you will see the file upload to the database, press OK and it will be saved with your presentation. 
    • To return back to your full list of presentations, go back to your Profile page.

5 Free Reads to Help Build your Best Conference Presentation
Courtesy of VCC's Midcourse Corrections

  1. Are Your Conference Speakers Tickling Ears Or Transforming Lives?
  2. How To Be A Bodacious, Wicked, Totally Tubular Technical Presenter
  3. It Is Time To Hold Conference Speakers More Accountable
  4. Just Because You Speak Does Not Mean Your Audience Learns: Eight Presenter Principles To Master
  5. Helping Speakers Move From Dispensers Of Information To Facilitators Of Learning

You've read the tips, watched the videos now your ready to prepare:

  1. Click Here for an example of a good PowerPoint presentation. (Watch in slideshow mode for the full experience.)
  2. Give it a try! Use the PLM World approved presenter template to make a master PowerPoint of your own!
  3. Read our presenter guidelines for everything you need to know to present at Siemens PLM Connection.

Add Value for the Audience

This year presentations are 60 minutes long. Think about the best way to communicate your message in that time frame: 

  • Live Demonstration’s
  • AVI’s showing the subject matter being executed 
  • Incorporate questions into your presentation to encourage audience participation
  • Have a formal Q&A  
  • Present a scenario related to your topic and ask the audience how they might resolve the situation *
  • Begin with the end in mind. Create your closing summary slide first and then build your PowerPoint to drive towards those crisp conclusions.
  • Apply the 70% rule! Only create enough content to fill 70% of the time you’ve been given. You will never finish early and will find your pace to be less rushed, while you focus more effort on how you’re delivering your message – not just the message itself.
  • Time your presentation so you finish five minutes early. Most presenters cram 60 minutes of content into a 60‐minute block of time and it never fits. Instead, take the pressure off and plan to finish a few minutes early. Give that time back to your audience knowing they will remember you because you were the only presenter in recent memory who let them out early or offer up a few moments for Q&A with a relaxed summarization and close.