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Data Viz and Presentations (Episode 19)

Today Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about the big topic of Data Visualization, or Data Viz, which has countless ways of displaying data on slides. Every presentation designer is using Data Viz techniques, without necessarily knowing it, or calling it that. Although all three approach Data Viz in different ways, they all have the same goal, to clearly communicate number information in presentations. Read More
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Conversations At The 2016 Microsoft MVP Summit (Episode 18)

This episode of The Presentation Podcast is a wonderful group conversation Troy, Nolan and Sandy had with many of the North America PowerPoint MVPs while attending the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Conference at Microsoft's corporate campus in Redmond, WA. Read More
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Live From The Presentation Summit! (Episode 17)

Troy, Nolan, and Sandy were featured presenters at the 2016 Presentation Summit in Las Vegas, NV and managed to secure a presentation slot for this special live audience recording of The Presentation Podcast! The podcast hosts were joined by conference director Rick Altman and a room full of presentation design experts! Read More
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Pitch Decks (Episode 16)

Join Troy, Nolan and Sandy as they talk all about Pitch decks. Pitch Decks are a specialized sales presentation, and they discuss who uses them, who designs them, what is unique about their content, and how each of us approaches a Pitch Deck project. Read More
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Financial Slides (Episode 15)

This time on The Presentation Podcast, Nolan and Troy are joined by Dave Paradi for a conversation about best practices for slide design in Financial Presentations. Have you struggled with getting all of the numbers on a slide, or stared at a slide that had too much financial data and tried to find the numbers that relate to the presenter's message? Listen in for tips on ways to design these slides and to hear lots of great ideas about what to do with data heavy slides (or any presentation with lots of data). Read More
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What’s On the Bookshelf? (Episode 14)

Books, whether traditional print or digital, provide entertainment, education, ideas and more. Troy, Nolan and Sandy gathered many of their favorite books that they have read over the years of being professional designers for their own book club discussion focused on presentations, design, business and random inspiration. Read More
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Where Do You Get Your Images For Presentations? (Episode 13)

Visual Communication is how we summarize the core offering of TLC Creative Services. For us, that encompasses anything that is seen: words, photos, iconography, video, on slides, print pieces, billboards, trade show large format displays, webpages and HTML email campaigns. Today, we decided to jump into the murky waters of images - what images are legal to use, what are our favorite resources for images, and what are some design tips for using images in a presentation. Read More
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Agency Work (Episode 12)

Nolan, Troy and Sandy talk about the world of presentations and how it intersects with creative agencies - both in terms of agencies creating presentations in-house for their own purposes and selling presentation design to clients. Read More
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What is the Best Font Size? (Episode 11)

Listing what size font to use is a classic presentation 'rule' that is never really agreed upon or followed when it is set. This episode we talk about our guidelines for font size, including when to follow a font size rule, why a font size specification is difficult to turn into a rule and some tips for what everyone should consider with font sizes and presentation design. Read More
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Adobe Techniques in PowerPoint (Episode 10)

In the beginning - of digital presentation design - all apps were extremely limited in their editing capabilities. But things have improved and it is amazing what can be designed direct inside PowerPoint. For this podcast episode, Troy, Nolan and Sandra talk about how they accomplish many "Adobe design techniques" directly inside PowerPoint. Read More