Chair and speaker support
Presenting at an international congress is a new experience for many people. Now that the congress is online it will be a different presenting experience for most of us. Delivering sessions, preparing presentations and recording them, are different to an in-person experience where you have an audience in front of you.
We want our chairs, speakers and all participants to get the most from the experience and we are therefore providing tailored training opportunities and resources for chairs and speakers.
Additional resources to help all presenters prepare
- platform presentations
- ePoster presentations
- Key sessions: focused symposia, workshops and seminars
- guide to image sources
Recording your video presentation using Zoom
Recording your video presentation using Powerpoint
Additional resources to help chairs prepare
Read our tips to help chairs prepare for the different sessions:
Webinar series to support chairs and speakers
Speakers: these webinars will help you to prepare for your presentation and provide you with tips and suggestions on creating and delivering an engaging presentation.
Chairs: these webinars will give you confidence in managing the session, getting the most out of your speakers and ensuring that the audience contribution is welcomed and adds value.
We have webinars to support the different session formats. They will be interactive, and you will find it useful if you attend “live”. Each webinar will be run twice, at different times. However, if you are not able to attend they will be recorded and shared with you. These are not presentations/chairing lectures - come to the session ready to work!
We really encourage everyone to attend a webinar as there will be valuable Q&A time included. This training is separate and in addition to any technical rehearsals you will be invited to attend.
Helen von Dadelszen is the founder of Present Potential, providing practical training for individuals and groups in public speaking and coaching in presentation skills. Helen believes that everyone has the potential to speak with confidence and communicate their message in a powerful, persuasive and compelling way. She supports professionals from a range of industries to carefully craft speeches and presentations that have a lasting impact.
Due to her experience with international NGOs, Helen specialises in working with programme managers, staff, researchers and scientists to effectively communicate their work and results to a wide variety of audiences.
Birgit Mueller-Winkler is senior professional adviser with World Physiotherapy and has worked closely with the congress programme committee to develop the congress programme. Having worked and lived in several countries she is aware of the challenges of presenting in a second language.
Tracy Bury is deputy chief executive officer at World Physiotherapy and leads on all aspects of planning and delivering the congress. She first attended a WCPT congress in 1999 as a presenter so knows what it feels like to present at your first international congress!
Here is the webinar schedule. You will need to register for each one that is relevant to you, using the specific link provided. Each webinar will last one hour, but we will allow for some overflow time in case people have any unanswered questions.
The schedule has been developed to help everyone have enough time to prepare before recording a presentation and the deadline to upload presentations of 11 March 2021.