Speaker Corner – Presentation Tips

How do I record my presentation?

Refer to the pre-recording session resources for step-by-step instructions using Zoom to record your presentation.

How can I pre-record effectively if I don’t have a stable internet connection?

You can record your presentation using the Zoom platform locally (no internet needed). Click here for more information about recording with Zoom.

Pre-recording Your Presentation

If your session recording is saved as an MP4 recording, it doesn’t matter what software you use to record your presentation; however, we’ve found that Zoom is well-known by many and seems to be easy for most. To record your presentation, you must first download and install the Zoom client. Below you will find instructions to pre-record your presentation. Recordings should be uploaded by September 16th, 2022 [no later than September 30th; if you are going to miss the final deadline of September 30th, please be sure to make the team aware by emailing support@fcomnow.com].

Zoom Recording Instructions

  1. Open Zoom.
  2. In your profile, click “Settings”, then “Recordings”. Be sure that Local Recordings is on.
  3. At the upper right corner, it will say “Host a Meeting”. Click on “Host a Meeting with Video” and follow the instructions to download and run Zoom or wait for the meeting to generate.
  4. Be sure that your audio and video are both on and working. The video is required to ensure a high-quality experience for the audience.
  5. The size of the webcam will be 224×126 pixels in the upper right corner. Once you start screen sharing, your video will move to the upper right-hand corner and may potentially cover text or images. Please adjust your presentation accordingly.
  6. Become familiar with the Zoom tools available at the bottom of your screen. We encourage the use of the embedded laser pointer during the recording.
  7. Press the “Record” button.
  8. Select “Share Screen” and begin your presentation. As a reminder, your presentation should not exceed your specified time slot. If your presentation exceeds these time limits, it may be edited after receipt.
  9. Once you have finished your presentation, you can select “Stop Record” and then end the meeting, or simply end the meeting — which will stop the recording. It will begin to convert your video to your local system into three files: an .m4a, .m3u and .mp4 file.
  10. Once the recording is complete, you will see three different files: .m4a, .m3u, and .mp4. You will only need to upload the .mp4 file as that file incorporates Audio, Camera and Content Slides (PowerPoint) all in a single file.

Uploading Your Presentation

We’ve extended the deadline to upload your presentation. You can click HERE to upload or find the link at the bottom of the fcomnow.com conference page under Speaker Presentation Upload. Simply drag and drop your .mp4 recording into the top of the box, along with your pptx presentation and any other handouts you would like to make available to virtual attendees. Make sure your recording is saved with the title of your presentation and your name to make it easy to match your recording to your session! WeTransfer will send a code to your email and ask that you type the numbers into the boxes on the screen to complete the transfer. Once it is sent, you’ll receive an email letting you know that your transfer is complete. Depending on the size of the resulting file, this may take some time, so be patient as the file uploads.

Presenting Remotely

If you are presenting live, remotely or are planning to participate online during your presentation to interact with the virtual audience and answer questions, more information will follow. There will also be a speaker training session, the week prior to the meeting, to assure all our presenters are comfortable and have their technology set up for success!

Please plan to join the meeting 15 minutes early in case there are any issues that need to be worked out.