Thailand Speaker Guidelines

Guidelines for SPE Thailand Presentations:

General

The SPE focal point for our monthly talks is the SPE Thailand Program Chair (currently Steve McBride, contact details follow below).

Once your talk is confirmed, please provide a title ASAP - because it is listed on our website at least 3 months in advance.

Please also provide a SHORT BIO AND A SHORT ABSTRACT 1-2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THE TALK, which we publish on our website and distribute to all members via advance email notifications.

The final presentation should be emailed to the SPE Thailand Program Chair AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE of the meeting for QC check.

A SPE Thailand computer will be used, therefore on the day of the meeting, PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE LANDMARK HOTEL AT 16:45 to undertake a final check of your slides (including links to videos if applicable).

As contingency please bring a copy of the final presentation on a USB drive with you to the venue.

Presentation itself should be 30 mins maximum, therefore we recommend approximately 25 slides.

Microphone and electronic pointer will be provided.

Please confirm if a PDF version of the presentation may be shared afterwards with SPE members.

Attendees:

Please keep in mind that at least half of the attendees are normally Thai Nationals, hence BE CONSCIOUS OF YOUR SPEECH RATE AND ADAPT ACCORDINGLY, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A STRONG ACCENT.

Average monthly attendance over recent years for SPE Thailand meetings is 90 pax per meeting ranging from students through most career levels to retirees. Company MD's and Presidents quite often attend.

Introductory Slide:

Title, author name and company name and/or logo.

Please check the Slide Master and remove headers and footers with a company reference.

NOTE THAT THIS SHOULD BE THE ONLY SLIDE TO CONTAIN YOUR COMPANY NAME AND COMPANY LOGO.

Core Presentation/Information Slides:

Try to avoid including too much information on a single slide.

Select sans-serif fonts such as Arial or Helvetica. Avoid serif fonts such as Times New Roman or Palatino as they are sometimes more difficult to read.

Try to use font size 24 or larger, and a single font type throughout the presentation.

Please check the colour contrast of the background versus font from a distance (typically OK close up but perhaps not at distance.

Also please ensure labels on charts and graphics are legible from distance; use bold font if necessary.

To test the font, stand back six feet from the monitor and see if you can read the slide.

NO COMMERCIALISM; COMPANY/ORGANIZATION BRANDED TEMPLATES SHOULD NOT BE USED.

Final Slide:

Include thank-you and acknowledgements

This slide should be displayed during your Q&A time. The presentation will be followed by 10-15 mins questions from the attendees.

Venue/Timings:

Venue is Landmark Bangkok Hotel, Sukhumvit Road which is right beside Nana BTS (Sky Train) Station on the Sukhumvit Line. Tel: +66-2-245-0404, https://www.landmarkbangkok.com

Typically the meetings are held in one of the rooms on Level 7, but on occasion last minute changes may be necessary. Please check the LCD screen in the hotel lobby.

Approximate Timings are as follows:

*** 16:45 SPEAKER SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE MEETING ROOM TO CHECK THEIR PRESENTATION ***.

17:00 to 18:00 Registration & Networking

18:00 to 19:00 Buffet Dinner is Served (Speaker can have dinner a bit earlier than 18:00 if desired)

18:15 to 18:20 Welcome Remarks & Speaker Introduction

18:20 to 18:50 Talk

18:50 to 19:05 Q&A

19:05 to 19:15 Lucky Draws & Closing Remarks

Post event, please feel free to join some of the attendees in the Rendezvous Bar at the Lobby Level.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve McBride as per below.

Many thanks in advance.

Regards,

Steve

 

Steve McBride
Bangkok, Thailand
E: steve.mcb@gmail.com
M: +66-818-248471