ECMC 2017 – Micro Presentations

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This post reflects Martin Eliassons opinions and may not reflect the CMCs opinions.

I always try to bring some change to the CMC. It’s my third time on the planning team and I always want to try one new concept.

This year, I want to try micro presentations. Why? Because I think every one who goes to the CMC has experience enough to teach us other interesting and usefull things, however, I often find that participants either think they have expertise to share but not  in line with the theme or they have expertise but in line with the theme but somehow think they are not good at presenting.

Both scenarios can be addressed by having micro presentations and I suspect that once you have figured out that you can do five minutes, maybe 35 minutes isn’t so hard after all.

Here is the official info for this CMC’s Micro Presentation sessions:

This year we will introduce a new exiting session: micro presentations. Every participants (except those who host workshops) will be asked to do a five minute presentation. The subject just have to be relevant to scout centres and we are looking for participants to bring their unique point of view, knowledge and experience. It could for example be something you learned at a course in university that could be of interest or a book you have read. Example: “The Checklist Manifesto” or “Five Whys” or “Experience of online booking” or “Microphone Techniques” or “Building a stage”.

The plan is that each presentation is 5 minutes and then we have 1 minute switch time to next presentation. Given the interest in the conference so far, the presentations will be done in two parallel sessions in order to be done in 3.5 hours.

If you would like to have some slides, the first rule is that every slide must be shown the same amount of time. Five slides mean we will change slide exactly every minute. Choose Wisely. We recommend you make five slides.

We would wish to have the presentation slides delivered to us in one of the following formats:

  • Series of images in a folder, name the images 01_yourname.jpg 02_yourname.jpg 03_yourname.jpg …
  • OpenOffice XML presentation
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP/2003 (.ppt) presentation
  • ODF Presentation
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About Martin Eliasson

Ex. Coordinator for Goose-Network 2012-2014 and de-facto coordinator 2015. Resident program manager emeritus at Vässarö and generally a nice guy. Member of European Guide and Scout Centre Managers Conference 2013 and 2015.
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