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Thank you for helping to plan sessions and deliver presentations at the AAMC’s meetings.

To help you plan and deliver the most useful sessions and presentations, we have provided a suite of resources for your review. Explore the videos and guides below and examine tips and tools for planning, designing, developing, and delivering a terrific conference session.

Planning and Designing Your Session

Planning and designing a great session means focusing on audience needs first. Learn how to create an audience-focused speaker session that responds to audience concerns and challenges. Gain insight from our surveys of AAMC constituent meetings to ensure your presentation meets the expectations of your audience. 

For more tips, review the Designing a Strong Presentation (PDF) guide.

Panel discussions offer a dynamic format for presentations and audience learning. Review best practices for arranging productive panel discussions on stage as well as tips for serving as a session facilitator or panelist.  

Explore the Panels as Conversation (PDF) guide to learn more.

Developing Your Presentation

Slide design is an integral part of the educational experience created by your session. Review tips and tools for developing slides—or working with speakers to build slide decks—that audiences will welcome. 

To learn more, review the Designing a Slide Presentation (PDF) guide. 

Delivering Your Presentation

The most important presentation skills can be learned. Learn how maintaining eye contact, vocal control—volume, speed, and tone—and effective body language work together to create a presentation that audiences will cheer. 

Review the Presentation Tips (PDF) guide to learn more. 

Facilitators play a crucial role in the planning and delivery of a conference session. Examine the role and responsibilities of a session facilitator, including speaker identification, session coordination, and speaker preparation.  

For more tips, review the Session Facilitation (PDF) guide. 

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