A Space Ambassadors presentation to a group at a Challenger Center
- Presenter must be a current NSS Member. (NSS Membership Form, NSS membership information)
- Professional demeanor and personal appearance are critical!
- The dress code is Professional Casual. Professional Formal may be appropriate for some audiences and occasions.
- Presenters must be cleanly groomed.
- Presenters should check out the presentation site and equipment before the presentation date. Expect some technical difficulties and fix or adapt as necessary. Do a Dry Run to make sure everything works.
- Presenters should arrive early to the presentation location (30 minutes recommended), so they can set up and test before the presentation start time.
- The presenter should start the presentation on time and end it on time.
- Good presentation skills are essential. These include speaking loudly and clearly, using a microphone appropriately, being succinct and to the point, and delivering the presentation smoothly and continuously. Presenters should rehearse their presentation enough to ensure professional delivery.
- Presenters should speak with confidence, poise, and enthusiasm. This is infectious and is one of the qualitative deliverables of the presentation.
- Presenters must know their material well before they present it. This will help with the delivery.
- Presenters should stick to the facts of the presentation and not ramble or go off on tangents.
- Presenters are provided with an NSS Space Ambassador badge which they can wear at the presentation if appropriate. Wearing the badge during a presentation is required for Space Ambassador Candidates.
- Presenters are to remember that they are representing the NSS and its members.
- Presentations are an “Education Outreach” activity.
Presenters should verbally explain the source information and references on the PowerPoint slides being presented. This includes:
- Identifying webpage links, magazines, books, newspapers, etc.
- Presenting sources both physically on the slide and verbally in the presentation.
- Q&A (Questions and Answers) is an important part of the presentation. Presenters must expect that some questions may reflect a low level of understanding, and remain patient and respectful at all times.
- If the presenter does not know the answer to a question, he/she should say so and make it an action item to get an answer.
- No religious or political dialogue is allowed. There may be those who want to argue with the presenter. Presenters must not engage in arguments.
- Presenters are requested to send a digital copy of their presentations in English, (may be in .pdf, .ppt, or other acceptable format) to the Subcommittee for review.
- Presenters are asked to notify the subcommittee, when they have given a presentation, within 30 days after the actual presentation, including date, location, attendance, and sponsor, sponsor contact information.
- Presentations for Space Ambassador Candidates will begin with:
- A standard cover page with title, date, location, author, and
- A presentation outline or table of contents (See Examples).
- Certified Space Ambassadors can have alternate presentation formats as appropriate.
- Space Ambassador Candidates will give a minimum of 2 presentations per year. Certified Space Ambassadors are requested to give as many presentations as reasonably possible.
Document Revision 6, 01/07/2019