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Embed or Link: Choose Wisely

Should you embed or link media in PowerPoint presentations? Excel data, videos, audio and images are all options to embed within the presentation file, or link to external files. Troy, Sandy and Nolan discuss the merits of each option, cover many of the technical considerations and provide some great tips on whether to link or embed content. Read More

Presenting in a Non-Profit World (with Andy Goodman)

Troy, Nolan and Sandy are joined by Andy Goodman, a sought out expert on storytelling, communications and presentation in the world of non-profits, NGOs and foundations. We talk about his history and focus on his book Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes for a fantastic hour of amazing presentation philosophy and talk about what to do - and what not to do - for presentations. Read More

Revisions and File Versioning – How Many? – Episode 71

Join Troy, Nolan and Sandy as they talk about revisions for a project. Are they included in the project scope, are revisions billable beyond the project scope, what is a revision, how many revisions are included in a project agreement, is there a point of too many revisions and how do revisions impact the project invoice? Read More

The Presentation Design Brief – Episode 69

Every new presentation design project begins with gathering details - the Presentation Design Brief. Troy, Sandra and Nolan talk about what format these each use for their Design Briefs, along with what information is captured for presentation makeover projects. Read More

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