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Speaker Resources

Speakers will be able to enhance their presentations at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting using Sync (formerly called FXP | touch), the audience engagement technology. This easy to use mobile device-based system enables you to interact with the audience while also allowing the audience to interact amongst themselves with polling, note taking, and other great tools.

To get started using Sync (formerly called FXP | Touch):

ON-DEMAND TRAINING SESSIONS

Earlier this year, AACC provided live webinar training sessions to help you build your presentation with Sync (formerly called FXP | touch). If you were unable to attend one of these live webinars, recordings of them are available to watch on-demand. Viewing one of these training sessions is highly recommended.

What you will learn

  • How to use Sync tools and features (the webinar will be interactive)
  • How to obtain and interpret data and analytics
  • How to insert Sync slides into your presentation
  • How Sync can enhance your presentation
  • Best practices when using Sync

Hosts: Andrew Kantner, Freeman AV and Shannon Whitney, AACC

  • View Session 1, from Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. EDT
  • View Session 2, from Friday, April 6 at 4 p.m. EDT
  • View Session 3, from Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. EDT  (Note: There were audio interruptions throughout this webinar. We apologize for the inconvenience.)
  • View Session 4, from Wednesday, May 23 at 4 p.m. EDT

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL RESOURCES

The following resources on Sync (formerly called FXP | touch) are also available:

AACC (Sync) Webinar Presentation slide deck - view the presentation slides from the webinar.

AACC (Sync) Template slide deck - view examples of all the interactions you can use and copy any of them into your presentation.

A short video with helpful Sync (formerly called FXP | touch) best practices for presenters.

CREATING YOUR PRESENTATION FOR SYNC 

Creating your presentation for Sync (formerly called 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 resaved as PDFs. In order for Sync to interact in real time with all attendee devices, presentations must be loaded into the system as PDFs. Therefore, please note that while animations, complex transitions, or embedded videos will display normally through your presentation, they will not show in the Sync attendee devices. If possible, please create your presentation without these animations, complex transitions, or embedded videos.
  • To get the build effect, 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 Sync system will play them in one seamless build.
  • 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.

MAKING YOUR PRESENTATION INTERACTIVE

Check out the AACC (Sync) Template slide deck to see example slides for each of the different participant interactions available through the Sync (formerly called FXP | touch) system.

To include these interactions in your presentation, simply copy and paste the template example slides into your PowerPoint and customize with your questions and information (one question per slide). We’ll do the rest.

Testing Your Presentation

Optional: If you want to test your presentation, send it to andrew.kantner@freeman.com and jenn.lee@freeman.com as soon as it is ready with interactions. You will then be provided with a practice link to test and interact with your slides in Sync.

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 template slide to each place that you want it in your presentation.
  • There is no limit to the number of interactive slides you can use.
  • To keep participants engaged in your talk, we recommend including slides that prompt audience interaction every 5 to 7 slides.
  • Be sure to build in enough time for the interactions in your presentation.

ONSITE RESOURCES

The Speaker Ready Room at the McCormick Place Chicago convention center will be located in room S404.

Speaker Ready Room hours

  • Saturday, July 28:               12 - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 29:                  8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 30:                  7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 31:                7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 1:       7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 2:            7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Additionally, every speaker using Sync (formerly called FXP | touch) will have an operator in attendance at his or her session.

MORE ON ACTIVE LEARNING

Using an audience response system such as Sync (formerly called 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.