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A Conversation with PPT Add-In Developers (Part 1)

The Presentation Podcast continues the PowerPoint add-in conversation from the perspective of the add-in developers themselves. With 3 amazing guests providing their insights and knowledge; Steve Rindsberg of PPTools, Gil Segal of ToolsToo, and Jamie Garroch of YouPresent. This will be part 1 in this conversation, look for part 2 in the near future. The insights and information from these add-in developers is definitely worth a listen, and probably a re-listen to take notes on everything! Read More
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PowerPoint Add-ins We Like (Episode 51)

Add-ins, third party apps that make design time faster by automating tasks and enabling PowerPoint to do more than it is capable of are something every professional presentation designer should take advantage of. Troy, Nolan, and Sandy talk about add-ins they use and see others using. Read More
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Live From the 2018 Microsoft MVP Summit (Episode 50)

We have two amazing things to share about this episode. First, this is the 50th Presentation Podcast episode! Second, we celebrate our 50th anniversary with a presentation and PowerPoint conversation at the Microsoft campus with over a dozen Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs! Read More
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What Makes Presentation Slides Beautiful (with Mitch Grasso) (Episode 49)

Beauty is subjective, as is slide design, all of which Troy, Nolan, Sandy and this week's guest, Mitch Grasso, have strong opinions on. As founder of SlideRocket (acquired by VMware in 2011) and now Beautiful.ai (an online presentation design app that launched February 6, 2018), Mitch adds great insights into presentation design. Like TV shows that use a news headline for an episode storyline, we take Mitch's new company name, and its mission, as our conversation topic and discuss what makes a beautiful presentation. Read More
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Giving and Getting Feedback (Episode 48)

There is an art to design project feedback, and often the success or failure of a project rests entirely on being able to give, and receive, feedback effectively. On this episode, Troy, Nolan, and Sandy focus on design feedback - for both the client and the designer. Read More
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Playing with 3D Models in PowerPoint (Episode 47)

Support for 3D model file formats is a new option for PowerPoint. 3D models and 3D Perspective design are different. In this Presentation Podcast conversation, Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about using 3D Models as PowerPoint slide content and if 3D Models are a novelty, a fad, or a design trend? Read More
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Share the Stage with Your Slides (with Sally Koering Zimney) (Episode 46)

Join an amazing conversation about how presenters can share the stage with their slides, interact with them, while still engaging with the audience, and "share the Con." Sally Zimney from the "This Moved Me" podcast, and a professional presentation coach joins the conversation, offering some great advise for every presenter, and presentation designer. Read More
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Things to Check Before Presenting (Episode 45)

The primary purpose of presentation software is to support a presenter. Presenters need to be aware of what things can go wrong, know what to check before presenting, and prevent many potential issues before they become an issue. Sandy, Nolan and Troy are presenters, they work with presenters every week, and have experienced many presentation technical issues, this podcast offers a compilation of things every presenter should check before presenting. Read More
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Year-End Thoughts (Episode 44)

This is the 24th episode and final conversation of 2017! Troy, Nolan and Sandy end the year with a great conversation about the big things that influenced their design, studios, and presentation software use this past year. Read More
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Office 365 Features We Use (Episode 43)

Office 365 is Microsoft's subscription based software and service that goes beyond the Office apps by encompassing SharePoint, Teams, Groups, Unified Communications with Skype and much more. Troy, Sandy and Nolan talk about how they each use Office 365 for their studios and the "secrets" to making the most of it. Read More