Speaker Resources

ANA2020 Speaker Resources

Thank you for your participation as a speaker during the ANA2020 Virtual Annual Meeting! Below are some resources to help you plan for a successful virtual presentation.  

How to Access the Virtual Annual Meeting & your Session

All session participants (speakers, chairs/co-chairs, moderators) will recieve a link to join their session on or before October 1, 2020.  If you did not recieve this message, please contact the ANA Meetings team at meetings@myana.org.

All poster presenters can join their poster session by clicking on the "agenda" tab of the virtual meeting site and navigating to the specific poster session.  If you are uncertain of your assigned poster session, please contact the ANA Meetings team at meetings@myana.org.

To access the full meeting, and not your specific session, click here.

The date to submit your slides and recordings has passed. If you have not uploaded your presentation please do so as soon as possible.

How to Record Your Presentation

It is important to keep your presentation recordings within the time frame allotted for your individual presentation. Recordings that exceed their allotted time will be returned to speakers for re-recording. If you are unsure of the length of your presentation, please contact your session chair/moderator. 

Video Tutorials for Presenters: 
Submit Your Presentation Here
Tips and Tricks for Recording Your Presentation

Before you start your recording, take some time to save your work and close any apps you won’t need. You especially want to close any programs that use too much CPU power.

Use a speed test tool, like Fast.com or Speedtest.net, to test your internet speed. If you’re not getting enough speed, move closer to your Wi-Fi router or try some other tips to boost your Wi-Fi signal. You can also use one of these tools to speed up your internet connection. 

Choose tailored clothes in solid colors that flatter your skin tone. It’s also a good idea to keep accessories to a tasteful minimum.

It’s best to make your recording in a location with ample natural light. This way, your face will be clear. However, if your room doesn’t have plenty of sunlight, try to sit under some soft florescent lighting (nothing too harsh). Don’t put any lights or windows behind you. It’s best to choose a spot with a neutral background, too—nothing too busy. If you just sit in front of a wall, that should be fine. Also, you want to find a quiet spot to do your recording.

Make sure both your video and audio devices are connected and working properly. It is best to use a good quality microphone. By setting the microphone 6 to 12 inches from you, you’ll get a crisp clear voice.  Also, make sure the microphone’s not right next to the computer so it doesn’t pick up the fan noise.

It’s important that you position the camera at the optimum level. Try to put it right at eye level so you’re not looking up or down. Also, when you’re talking, don’t look at yourself or the chat window—look straight into the camera. Record a quick demo to make sure that everything is working as it should. 

Stand up while recording. You’ll feel more energized and be able to breathe better. If you do sit, don’t slouch. Sit up straight and keep your chin out.

The ANA expects the content of CME presentations to adhere to the following:
  • Slide content is the speaker’s personal material and not part of any commercial company or entity presentation.
  • The content included is for the benefit of academic research, clinical practice, and/or patients; it was not developed to promote any company or product.
  • Any patient care recommendations are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine and all scientific research used to support patient care recommendations must conform to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data connection, and analysis.
  • Generic names will be used to the extent possible when discussing specific health care products or services. If the use of trade names is required, trade names from several companies when available will be used, and not just trade names from any single company.
  • Permissions are obtained for the use of any pictures or other previously published material.
  • All slides and materials used as a part of this activity adhere to HIPAA regulations
  • No logos or trade messages from commercial interests will be used within the presentation, including in pictures of equipment or medications.