presentation guidelines

Organizations that have qualified through Round 1 will be invited to give an 15 minute presentation on their best practice and/or benchmarking approach at the 12th International Benchmarking Conference at the Global Organisational Excellence Congress, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10/12th December, 2018.

The time of each presentation will be shown on the Conference Programme.


  1. Practice your presentation to ensure it lasts no longer than 15 minutes.
  2. The following is a recommended outline for an 15 minute Global Benchmarking Award presentation:
      • Slide No.1 – Name of organization.
      • Slide No.2 – Overview of the organization e.g. size, location, products and service.
      • Slide No.3 – The organisation’s definition of benchmarking and the types used,
      • Slide No.4 – Leadership commitment to benchmarking
      • Slides No.5 and 6 – The pervasiveness of benchmarking – describe how the organisation encourages a best practice culture, sharing and learning.
      • Slides No.7 to 8 – The formality of benchmarking – describe how the organisation undertakes structured benchmarking projects and provide an example.
      • Slide No.9 – Results achieved from benchmarking.
      • Slide No.10 – Lessons learnt and next steps.

    Refer to the questions in the Benchmarking Entry form when designing your presentation.

  3. For the Global Benchmarking Award your written entry and presentation will be assessed on the following criteria:
    • Leadership commitment to benchmarking
    • Pervasiveness of benchmarking
    • Formality of benchmarking
    • Results achieved
  4. Include photographs or videos in your presentation to help you to explain your benchmarking approach. Pictures are worth a 1000 words.
  5. During your presentation, talk clearly and smoothly. Clarity is of the essence. Presenters with English as their mother tongue and a fast mode of speaking should think of other people in the audience whose mother tongue may not be English since this is an international event.
  6. Rehearse well even if you are an experienced presenter. Your audience is sophisticated, thus, reading from slides during a presentation is deemed unprofessional.
  7. The organizers are available to provide advice and comment on your presentation slides from 15 November. This will assist all entrants to deliver a strong presentation. Send your presentations for checking to


  1. Send your final Presentation Slides to at least 2 days before the Competition Event if less than 10mb. Otherwise bring a USB stick and be ready to load your presentation on the computer at a break prior to your presentation.
  2. From the start of the buzzer you will have 15 minutes to deliver your presentation. A warning bell will sound with two minutes to go. A final honk will sound precisely on 15 minutes. You then need to close your presentation – a maximum of 15 seconds will be given after the honk for the wrap up of your presentation.
  3. More than one person can deliver the presentation.
  4. Inform the organisers if you have any special presentation requirements other than PowerPoint such as: Video, Overhead Projector (slides), Internet access or computer audio, etc.
  5. Arrive at least 2 hours before your time-slot to ensure that your presentation is correctly loaded on to the computer.
  6. Failure to turn- up at your allocated time-slot will be interpreted as a withdrawal from the competition.
  7. The judges’ decision is final.
  8. The Entry Fee must be paid to participate in Round by Friday 30th November 2018.

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