The SAWE has created and released a template for use in all SAWE presentations. There are three main reasons the SAWE has done this. First, much effort has been put into making a template that is easy to read by audiences and easy to create for presenters. Secondly, by using a standardized template, our conferences, meetings, and outside presentations will sport a familiar look that is consistent across multiple presentations. And Thirdly, the new format reflects the modern professional style that the SAWE wishes to project to our members and public.
The template, which incorporates instructions on how to use the template, along with best practices for PowerPoint charts can be found on the SAWE website at: https://www.sawe.org/conferences/callforpapers/presentation/template
The SAWE recognizes that some organizations require their employees to include mandatory company content on projected slides. The SAWE will honor those requirements, although we expect presenters to follow the guidelines within the template and best practices. These guidelines and best practices are there to ensure that slides are readable, particularly in non-ideal lighting and from both near and far from the projection screens.
We believe that this new template will enhance the SAWE and its members by ensuring we are viewed as professionals.
SAWE Vice President – Technical Director