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The "Run Of Show"

The "Run Of Show"

A "run of show" is a tool that we use for almost every event. It is a way of simplifying and distilling information that is essential to running a live show. At its core, a run of show is a document that lays out the timing, program, and content for each moment of an event. These documents help us to keep shows of all scales running smoothly. 

Run of Show Document

Big moments are important, but the small moments & transitions between them can make all the difference - and each second of screen time or audio is significant. This is why we have experienced content managers & show directors to lead our on-site teams, and these run of show documents help us to work together with a clear understanding of the event.

RWDevCon Westin Alexandria backstage

They also help us to collaborate with clients and clarify details of the schedule so that their team members are informed, prepared, and confident. 

TEDxCharlottesville backstage

To help you build a run of show for your event, we've put together a template that you can use as a jumping off point! In this Excel document, you'll find a blank template spreadsheet and some general instructions to help you get started, as well as an example spreadsheet to give you an idea of how it might be used or filled out.

If you have any questions, or if you need assistance creating a run of show for your upcoming event, please reach out and we'd be happy to assist you!

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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