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There are no Mistakes (with Travis Thomas) – Episode 67

Presenting is a skill, an art, an act of being courageous and being the focus to a live audience. But, the secret is, the audience does not know your slides, your talking points or what you are going to say. Join an amazing conversation where Troy, Nolan and Sandy are joined by Travis Thomas, author and improv comedian, as we talk about how presenters, like an onstage comedian, need to continue presenting like there are no mistakes - because the audience only knows it was a mistake if you tell them. Read More

Scope Creep and the Boiling Frog (Episode 66)

All Presentation projects all have parameters; what is needed, when it is needed, who needs to approve, how you will be paid. Project scope can be very simple or very robust. One thing that is almost inevitable, the project scope changes before the final design piece is approved. Join Troy, Sandy, and Nolan as they talk about how they setup project scope, and stories of Project Scope that slowly expanded throughout the project timeline. Read More

PowerPoint International Perspectives

This episode we have a group of international presentation designers gathered together to talk about PowerPoint, what they see in presentation use and design, and lots of other random topics. Join the conversation with Troy, Nolan, Glen Millar (from Brisbane, Australia), Chantal Bosse (from Quebec, Canada), Tom Howell - Mark and Sam (from Synapsis Creative in Sydney, Australia). Read More

Live From the 2018 Presentation Summit!

This episode is a live conversation recorded at the 2018 Presentation Summit in San Diego California. We gathered around a table and just the let conversation flow - so enjoy a fantastic everything presentation conversation among 10 presentation industry experts! Read More

Presentability (with Richard Goring of BrightCarbon)- (Episode 62)

Join this conversation about the two components of every presentation; the audience and the presenter. Troy, Nolan and Sandy are joined by Richard Goring of Bright Carbon for a fantastic time talking about visual slide design and finding the balance of content to visuals that is best for both presenter and audience. We coined the term "Presentability" during this podcast to describe the optimal balance. Read More

PowerPoint Shortcuts (Episode 61)

Join a great conversation with Troy, Sandra and Nolan sharing "PowerPoint Shortcuts", including keyboard shortcuts, right-click tricks, app setup, faster design, better presenting and anything else that helps us get more done quicker, better or professionally. Read More

Do You ARS? (Ben Anderson and John Cosgrove of VoiceHive)

Audience Response System, or A-R-S, is a great process of involving an audience in a presentation. It is a way for a presenter, a meeting, or even a classroom to get real-time input from the audience, and display everyone's answers. For our conversation about ARS we are joined by John Cosgrove of VoiceHive and Ben Andersson as meeting ARS specialist. We talk about software we use, ways we added audience interaction, and ideas for presenters to integrate audience interaction into a presentation. Read More

Video Round-Tripping in PowerPoint

Video round-tripping in PowerPoint is like the movie inception, where we figure out everything is a dream, inside of a dream, that is possibly inside of another dream… this is creating content in PowerPoint, that is exported to video, and then that video become part of the PowerPoint content, or a slide with a video of PowerPoint content with other PowerPoint content. It is crazy stuff you can do with PowerPoint, and Troy, Sandy and Nolan have a great design studio conversation all about it! Read More