Audio-visual services for Narrative Matters 2010 will be provided by PSAV Presentation Services. Technicians will be available throughout the conference. Each room will be equipped with a laptop (Windows XP/Microsoft Office), wireless presenter mouse, LCD data projector, and screen. The larger rooms will be equipped with both lectern and lapel microphones.
We have been advised that Mac users should bring with them the video dongle that switches from Mac video output to the standard 15pin VGA output. If you don’t know what that means, then please convert your presentation for use in a Windows format before leaving home.
PSAV Presentation Services has the following tips for PowerPoint presentations:
• Use readable backgrounds. Dark backgrounds are better than black on white; a yellow background and black lettering is considered the most readable.
• Consider readability on LCD projectors. What looks good on your screen may not look good on LCD projectors–be prepared to adjust the color. Also, keep in mind that 10% of the population has difficulty with reds and greens.
• Limit slide content. Limit each slide to 15 to 20 words. Leave space–at least the height of a capital letter–between lines. Use several simple slides rather than one complicated slide. Use duplicates if you need to refer to the same slide at different times in your talk.
• Use a readable font size. Make sure the font is large enough: 1" letters are readable from 10 feet; 2" letters are readable from 20 feet. For large audience presentations, 72-point fonts work well. Narrow fonts (such as Times and Arial) are difficult to read from 10 feet.
• Save embedded fonts. Save your presentation with embedded fonts to insure your font choice will be available on the playback computer.
• Save embedded audio and video files. If using embedded audio or video clips, save these files into the same folder as your presentation for installation on the playback computer.