The 2017 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (AMOC) encourages speakers to use innovative formats and technology to increase engagement during the sessions at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting. To help with this, we are excited to offer the second screen technology for audience response, FXP | touch, as a new resource for speakers. This system will allow attendees to easily ask questions and share thoughts during presentations using their mobile devices.
CREATING YOUR PRESENTATION FOR FXP | TOUCH
Creating your presentation for FXP | touch is easy. Simply create the deck as you normally would with PowerPoint or Keynote, keeping the following differences in mind:
- Make sure presentations can be re-saved as PDFs. In order for FXP | touch to interact in real time with all attendee devices, presentations must be loaded into the system as PDFs. Therefore, please build your presentations without animations, complex transitions, or embedded videos.
- Provide videos separately. If you would like to include videos in your presentation, please provide the source content and we will provide the equipment to seamlessly play your videos.
- Split animated lists across multiple slides. If you have lists that you would normally build using animations, you can split your builds across multiple slides and the FXP | touch system will play them in one seamless build.
MAKING YOUR PRESENTATION INTERACTIVE
To keep participants engaged in your talk, we recommend including slides that prompt audience interaction every 5 to 7 slides.
Check out the AACC (FXP | touch) PowerPoint deck to see example slides for each of the different participant interactions available through the FXP | touch system.
To include these interactions in your presentation, simply copy and paste the sample slides into your PowerPoint and customize with your questions and information (one question per slide). We’ll do the rest.
A few additional tips and notes:
- Be sure to place the interaction slides in the order in which you want them to appear in your presentation.
- If you want the same interaction for multiple slides, copy and paste the sample slide and place it where you want it in your presentation.
- There is no limit to the number of interactive slides you can use.
We're offering a few resources to help you build your presentation with FXP | touch in mind:
On-demand FXP | touch training: View the training or download here.
AACC (FXP | touch) PowerPoint deck with examples of all the interactions you can use in your presentation.
A short video with helpful FXP | touch best practices for presenters.
MORE ON ACTIVE LEARNING
Using an audience response system such as FXP | touch is just one way to involve attendees in your presentation. If you’d like to find out more about other active learning techniques and how you can use them to boost knowledge retention in your session, check out the resources below:
Feel free to use your imagination when thinking up fun activities or formats that will engage the audience. The 2017 AMOC looks forward to your suggestions.