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Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

Recently marketing changed the company's standard Powerpoint template for all manner of presentations inside and outside the company.
Attached is an image of the title page.

Previously the presentation title, date and author was prominently in the middle of the page, with all the divisions and business units listed along the bottom.

In the new template the title is tucked at the very bottom of the page.
The first few times I have opened the template, or presentations based on that template, I've had to struggle a little to find the danged title.

Am I just an old dog, and this style is how all the cool kids do it these days?

RE: Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

Well I don't know how the cool kids do it these days but that looks pretty stupid to me.


The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

RE: Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

I have my own title slide approach as I typically present project updates and findings.

The title slide gets the most view time as it's the first thing people see when they do introduction and settle in.

I put the three (rule of three) key pictures or message from the presentation on this slide. By doing this the company logo is not the focal point.

I discuss what the pictures are of and how the audience should keep these in mind later.

RE: Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

It seems the boss likes an enlarged logo on the cover. It may give an impression that the title and author may not be a focus point.

RE: Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

It's a little bit cluttered in terms of design (to my eyes). But similar to GeoEnvGuy's rationale:

The title slide will get the most views. If you setup and are waiting (30, 15, 5 minutes) for the presentation to start, it's a good marketing idea to have your company/affiliates visible. Follow it up with a blank slide with the title which would introduce the presentation.

RE: Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

I have suffered through a couple of companies that went through a "re-branding" exercise. In both cases, some remote, unattached, but highly-paid "marketing experts" were given unearned authority to dictate all company colors, logos, and styles on company materials. PPTX templates, letterhead formats, fonts, even email correspondence had to be colored/fonted/formatted/signatured "properly" or suffer disciplinary action. Yeesh. Looks like your company didn't select the most expensive consultant.

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RE: Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

What Skeletron said.

"Is it the only lesson of history that mankind is unteachable?"
--Winston S. Churchill

RE: Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

Each presentation, move the title a little bit closer to the center. Make any other changes you deem appropriate as well, little by little. Soon, you'll be back to the good ol' template. Some people like to change for the sake of change and end up complicating everyone's lives in the process. These people are often in management.

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RE: Not grammar question - Power Point title page format

Since you asked...

It's awful. Title page should answer the viewer's question of "why the hell am I even here?". Freaking tell them.

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