Presentation Title Here Speaker name and job title.
Battcon Approved Template • This template may be used for Battcon presentations. • While other templates may be used, the company logo size (below right) should not be exceeded. • Only one company logo per page. • The Battcon logo should appear on the slide. • The Technical Committee may request changes to slide presentations to avoid overt commercialism.
Preferred Header Size is 44 pt • Body text size can range from 32 point. • To 28 point • To 24 point • To 20 point (Try not to use this 4th level of bulleting.) • Test readability by viewing the slides ten feet from your computer screen. Keep tables at least 18 point text. • You may vary text size, but readability in a large conference room is important. Try to follow the guidelines above. • These rules apply to text in graphics as well.
Colors • You may change text and background colors, but the ones in this template were chosen for readability in a large conference room. • Keep readability in a large room in mind if you make changes to background and text colors.
Number of Slides • You are allotted 20 minutes to present. • It usually takes 1 to 2 minutes to properly present a slide and for the audience to absorb it; thus, you generally should not exceed 20 slides. • The Battcon Technical Committee will offer feedback if you greatly exceed this number.
More on Number of Slides • When you have a lot of info to convey, don’t reduce the text size to fit it in 20 slides. (See the previous comments about readability.) • PowerPoint is not intended to include all the information in your paper – that’s what the paper is for. • PowerPoint just highlights talking points (as a reminder to the presenter). It is never meant to be read line by line by the presenter.
Removing Logos from Slides • When the information on a slide needs the maximum amount of space to be presented cleanly and readably: • You may remove the logos. Right click the slide thumbnail, select Format Background, check Omit Background Graphics from Master, then click Close. (Do not click Apply to All.) • You may reinstate the line under the title by copying and pasting the horizontal red line from the slide master. • Note that doing the above will cause the slide number to disappear.
Poor Graphics Examples DLC <4 kft <1 kft O E CO SAI ped copper cable Text too small. Poor color/contrast choices.
Good Graphics Example Front Terminal Heat Dissipation Top Terminal Heat Dissipation 3 4 6 5 There is more surface area to dissipate heat 2 5 Cells 3 & 4 are hotter 4 3 2 1 6 1 Cell 1 is the (+) and Cell 6 is the (-)
Poor Table Example Text too small and poor choice of text/background colors.
Contact Info If you wish, you may post your contact info on the final slide. You may include your name, company, address, email and/or telephone. Use of this last slide is optional.