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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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Digital Signage in Restaurants

Digital Signage in Restaurants

We are guessing you wouldn't expect to walk into your favorite upscale Charlottesville restaurant and see digital signage featuring their menu items and ingredients. But, digital signage is quickly becoming a big topic in the word of fast food restaurants. New legislation in some states and people being more aware of what they are eating in general is leading to the need to publish nutritional and calorie information on menu boards. Because menus are always changing and their restaurants have thousands of locations, this can be very expensive and time consuming. Digital signage is the perfect solution. It can even be updated from one location when a menu changes.

We think this is something that you will see in school systems in the coming years as well to indicate the day's menu, nutritional information and it could even include icons next to healthier items to teach students to make good choices. Check out this article from Digital Signage Weekly on this subject.

Inspired Signage

Inspired Signage

We are currently working on a digital signage installation for a school system in Virginia. They will soon be able to create & update signage content from one location and it will appear in multiple locations at each of the schools. Even better, this signage will also appear on a local TV station so they are also reaching every household who tunes into that channel from the same place...pretty cool!

WHAT is Digital Signage

The AV Company installs the Inspired Signage solution from AMX. It enables customers to create, schedule and deliver their own vibrant, animated content dynamically to display screens across a network of sites locally, nationally or globally. Through pre-configured hardware and an intuitive software application, your existing staff can easily manage content, graphics and animation targeted to chosen audiences.

Digital Signage is idea for-

  • CINEMAS
  • SPORTING VENUES
  • THEATRES
  • BANKING
  • CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
  • HOTELS
  • EDUCATION
  • RECEPTION AREAS
  • EXHIBITIONS
  • CONFERENCES

Do you think digital signage may be right for you? Visit the AMX website for more details or call The AV Company for a custom quote.