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HRcoreEVENTS by Teneo

Speaking Guidelines
Virtual Event

As a speaker we want to provide you with the

best support possible, so you can be

well prepared and focus on what’s important    

___ General Speaker Memo

  • Do not focus more than 2min. on company information.

  • Use images where you can (43% more effective).

  • Include 2-5 short bullet points on each slide.

  • Focus on real examples and avoid theory.

  • Showcase the problem, the solution and the result by

       using the 'who, what, when, where, and why'.

  • Create a situation where delegates can practically             use what they learned.

  • The audience will only remember 3 messages and            35% of what you say.

  • After a presentation, 63% of attendees remember stories. Only 36% remember statistics.

  • Involving the audience and create an interactive, conversational experience.

___ Checklist

Being prepared is key to making sure that you’ll be confident when

giving your presentation.


This will help you get your point across in a transparent manner,

without over-explaining things.



  • Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse (always aloud).

  • Memorise your opening line. 

  • Practise your speech from written notes. 

  • Practise presentation flow. 

  • The power of silence. 

  • Have a backup. 


People need to be able to understand your message from       the very start, so they don’t get bored.


  • Use Images

  • Killer Title and Description

  • Create a Script/ Story - start with the big picture and                slowly move to more detailed information.                          Talk about successes/ failures/ mistakes.

  • Every Slide should have a Goal/ Reason

  • You're welcome to do some short survey's/ polls, please send questions to 


During the presentation

Some of the most important aspects of a speaker’s presentation are all about being coherent, avoiding long pauses, and of course, keeping the spirits up.


  • Keep your Energy highTalk with PassionDress well for the occasionBe AuthenticCreate an ExperiencePractice Body language and movementKnow your materialDon't rush it!,Use Humour and emotionPrepare MentallyBe ConfidentHave a conversational talkUse Note cards,Always SummarizeHave Fun!



  • You will be invited to join a very quick (2min.)      'technical session' a week before the event: to test     your connection, webcam, sound, firewall,...                 For this, you will have to download the                            Application of Microsoft Teams

  • You will then receive a login number and               'speaker link' to join the event on D-day.                      The 'speaker link' will give you access to the    'backstage' of the event.

  • We will welcome you 'backstage' and double check everything is in order 30min. BEFORE YOUR SESSION.


  • No specific format is required. You can use a 

       16:9 format Power Point or PDF. Remember: basic         

       presentation is 25min. + 5min. Q&A.

  • You will be introduced by the Moderator.

  • You will have control over your slides but                    won't be able to share your screen.

  • Participants will be invisible and muted but questions  will be picked-up by the Moderator through the Chat    on the event platform (Hubilo).

Panel Discussions:

  • They consist of 3-4 speakers (+moderator), lasts for 30min. and no preparation is needed.

  • Each speaker is asked to introduce themselves by the moderator and give their opinion/ angle (3-5min.) on the main theme.

  • Questions will come from the audience & moderator. 

  • If you encounter issues that you believe might be caused by FIREWALL restrictions, those can be fixed in a few steps by

  • your IT administrator adding in your company’s allowlist,            the ports needed: More Firewall info. here

  • As always, I will keep you updated regularly and ready to     answer your questions & doubts, Michael


  • Use Internet (ethernet) cable connection if possible,     not wi-fi

  • Test Connection before going live on

       Must be > 5 Mbps​

  • Lights in front of you, not behind

  • Do not use wireless Earphones

  • Camera with Resolution > 720p, Aspect ratio 16:9

  • Clean out any Distractions ( computer pop-ups )

  • Use Google Chrome 

  • Reboot your computer a few hours before 

___ 'Live' Presentation

No specific format required.

16/9 Power Point or PDF.

Send to Michael by email or 

___ Recorded Presentation

mp4 format required.

Please wear the same clothes and background if

you will do the 'Live' Q&A.

Quick examples of how it will look:

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