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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
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This is Where I Design (Episode 9)

The 4th of July weekend is the height of summer, at least here in the States, and this time everyone has a bit more relaxed episode to go with the mellow summer attitude. Troy, Sandy and Nolan are talking about their design studios, typical work schedule, novelties they have gathered for inspiration and of course presentation design. You are invited into their studios for a chat and tour! Read More
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Faster & Better Design with PowerPoint Add-ins (Episode 8)

PowerPoint desktop has always had the ability to run 3rd party add-ins to expand its tool set and capabilities. Nolan, Troy and Sandy talk about what add-ins they have installed, real-world examples of when they are used, and tips & tricks for better and faster presentation design Read More
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Do Bullets Kill An Audience? (Episode 7)

Do bullet points can kill an audience? In Episode #7 we discuss the problem that the misuse of presentation software can cause and more importantly, what our audiences can do to overcome this deadly pitfall. Read More
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Print-only Presentations (Episode 6)

PowerPoint was initially created to replace overhead transparencies and 35mm slides; that's why we still call each page a slide. PowerPoint is also used as a layout and desktop publishing tool. PowerPoint can, and should, be used as a tool for creating documents and print-only presentations that will never be projected. Read More
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Oh, Font (Episode 5)

Oh font! Microsoft standard fonts, Adobe Creative Cloud Type Kit, Google Web Fonts, custom fonts from websites - what is a presentation to use? Will a font work on a Mac, Windows, iOS, or Web app presentation? What are the advantages, and pitfalls, of using custom fonts. Are Microsoft Office fonts safe to use, can you use Mac OS fonts everywhere? Troy, Nolan and Sandra have a great discussion on best practices for font use in presentations. Read More
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Presentation Software; Setup, Best Practices, Tips & Tricks (Episode 4)

Everyone presents at some point. The Presentation Podcast hosts talk about their tips and Best Practices for using presentation software for a presentation. The discussion is not about speech coaching, stage craft or presenting a message - all very important skills - but what a presenter should focus on behind the scenes in using PowerPoint, Keynote or Prezi. Hear what our presentation design hosts see that a presenter should know and think of when planning, presenting, and making things work when something goes awry. Read More
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How, and When, to Hire a Presentation Design Professional (Episode 3)

The process of when someone should be hiring a presentation design professional starts with some questions: What is the goal of the presentation? How much is at stake? How much time do you have to invest in the presentation slides vs. presentation content and other business needs? The big decision is -- at what point is there value in bringing in a Presentation Design Professional? And for our hosts today, the question is: "What do Presentation Design Professionals need from you?" Read More