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Presenting a Webcast

Presenting is Simple

A webcast presentation is in essence the same as doing a presentation in any conference room. All you need is your PowerPoint, a computer with internet connection, and a phone. Attendees type in their questions during the presentation, and presenters generally answer all questions at their end of their talk. We ask presenters to keep their presentation “light” by minimizing Adobe Flash other graphic elements that may delay downloading speed, and it is best not to show more than two videos during your presentation. The ARF also has live video capability which can be used if the presenter has access to a webcam. Your presentation should last 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions.

Scheduling an ARF Webcast

Send your webcast contract to Zena M. Pagán. Webcasts are intended to be an educational experience for attendees. Your presentation should educate attendees about your research solution or service and how your solution either was or could be applied to an important marketing issue. Case studies are highly valued by attendees. Webcasts submissions are reviewed by the ARF for content, and you will receive a response within 2-3 business days.

Webcasts occur weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00–2:00pm Eastern.

Webcast Timeline

Six weeks prior: Webcast date must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Upon scheduling, provide presenter name, title, company, email and phone number.

Four weeks prior: Provide a title and short description of your webcast for marketing purposes. This will be posted on the ARF website and will be used for email and social marketing channels.

One week prior: A draft of your presentation for review. Presentations must be reviewed by the ARF prior to the webcast.

Three-Four days prior: Provide your final presentation for loading to our server. If your presentation includes any video or animation, the presentation needs to be submitted at this time for testing.

Day of: Log onto the presentation platform 30 minutes prior to the webcast (12:30PM Eastern) for set up and review. We’ll show you how to move through your slides, play any video, and point out the chat area where attendees type in questions. It is easy to use BlueJeans, so training will be simple and as quick as possible.