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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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January Update: Live Streaming

January Update: Live Streaming

Happy New Year from The AV Company!

As we begin the new year, we are looking at ways to help our clients reach wider audiences. One such tool that we often make use of is live streaming. Live streaming is great for connecting audiences, be they participants who cannot make it to your conference or friends who cannot make it to your wedding. In addition, it enables you to easily archive your event footage so that it can be accessed at a later time or distributed for training purposes.

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Live streaming also allows you a whole new system for structuring your event! For example: Need to get a message out to a large group, but cannot physically get everyone in one place at one time? The solution might be to rent a space, create a set (see below), and broadcast your presentation directly to your target audience! All the participants have to do is follow a link to our online live stream platform whenever it is convenient for them, and they'll instantly be able to engage with your event!

November Update: Ceremony Sound

November Update: Ceremony Sound

Greetings from The AV Company!

This month, we are taking a look at one of our favorite tools for providing excellent sound quality, without impeding on the aesthetic feel of an event! Often times, when you attend a wedding ceremony or conference, there are large speakers blocking your view of the bride, presenter, or stage. Well, we've found a solution!

Enter the Bose L1 which is available for rental from The AV Company. Believe it or not, the small speaker you see below is a unique, all-in-one system that delivers clear, powerful sound throughout small and medium-sized venues for up to 500 people. Because it's made by Bose, the sound is even no matter where you are in the room and eliminates the need for conventional monitors, mixers, and PA systems in most cases.

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The unobtrusive Bose L1 projects sound forward and to the sides, providing 180-degree horizontal sound coverage and consistent tonal balance as sound spreads more evenly across the stage and into the audience. Due to its slender shape, it is also highly discreet, does not stand out in photos, and will not obstruct views the way many large speakers do!

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