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One Element That Can Give Your Event a Boost

One Element That Can Give Your Event a Boost

When planning a conference or meeting, it's easy to focus on screen sizes, uplighting, fabric colors, and table decor. But there may be an element you're overlooking that can make a huge aesthetic impact: event graphics.

As a rule of thumb, even during downtime between presentations, it is best to have ambient graphics to populate all screens. Blank screens leave a set looking incomplete, and graphics provide a great opportunity to wow your attendees from the moment they enter the event space!

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Strong graphics allow the screens to become an active part of your set. The graphics can be used to tie into & strengthen other elements of the event, maximize your branding, drive home your message, and sometimes even entertain your audience!

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As seen in the examples below, sometimes graphics can even provide a full backdrop for your speakers! Using projected graphics instead of physical signage gives you the flexibility to change up your look throughout the event, or add motion graphics to make the set more dynamic.

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If you need assistance in creating graphics for your event, we would be happy to help!

Head on over to our contact page and give us a shout to get started!

Ten Powerpoint Tips

Ten Powerpoint Tips

Summer is in full swing, and we are starting to plan for our fall conferences! For those of you working on your own conferences and meetings, we thought we might put together a few pointers for constructing great presentation visuals.

We've compiled a list of Ten PowerPoint Tips to assist you when putting together your next presentation!  Here's a sneak peek...

Use a 16:9 aspect ratio to completely fill the screen. In versions of Powerpoint prior to 2013, the default is set to a Standard 4:3 ratio. If you need assistance in reformatting your slides to a 16:9 ratio, give us a call and we would be happy to help.

Use a 16:9 aspect ratio to completely fill the screen. In versions of PowerPoint prior to 2013, the default is set to a Standard 4:3 ratio. If you need assistance in reformatting your slides to a 16:9 ratio, give us a call and we would be happy to help.

The minimum font size for any important text on a slide should be 14 point. If the text is smaller than that, it may not be legible for the entire audience.

The minimum font size for any important text on a slide should be 14 point. If the text is smaller than that, it may not be legible for the entire audience.

Lighter text colors show up best over dark backgrounds, and vice versa. The closer the text color is to the background color, the harder it will be to read.

Lighter text colors show up best over dark backgrounds, and vice versa. The closer the text color is to the background color, the harder it will be to read.
 


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September Update: Digital Annotation System

September Update: Digital Annotation System

Greetings from The AV Company!

Things are picking up for us this month, and we are looking forward to a fantastic fall full of exciting projects! As things get busier, we are looking for ways to increase efficiency and make communication easier for our clients. One tool that we are excited to implement is our new digital annotation system! Using specialized wireless presentation tools from Crestron, Extron, and Mersive, we have devised a system that allows presenters to interact with their presentation material in real time - think of it as a digital whiteboard! This opens up lots of new opportunities for audience participation, annotation storage, and content sharing!

Our system utilizes Crestron AirMedia to share content, an Extron Annotator 300 that provides a wide range of annotation tools, and Mersive software that allows wireless connection between a wide range of devices. This system fosters collaboration and decision-making, and smooths out the process of presenting and discussing information.

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