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PowerPoint Templates In Depth with Julie Terberg and Echo Swinford (Episode 56)

PowerPoint templates are a key, and fundamental, feature of PowerPoint. We have all seen "templates" that are far from a true, functional and helpful PowerPoint template. Troy, Nolan and Sandy are joined by two industry experts in PowerPoint template development who literally wrote the book on PowerPoint templates, Echo Swinford and Julie Terberg. Read More
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A Conversation with PPT Add-in Developers (Part 2) (Episode 54)

This week's episode is Part 2 of the PowerPoint add-ins conversation with developers Steve Rindsberg of PPTools, Gil Segal of ToolsToo, and Jamie Garroch of YouPresent (Listen to episode 52 for Part 1 of the conversation). We cover three additional questions this time around: what about the new Microsoft Store web-based add-ins? What about Mac PowerPoint add-ins? And what is an add-in you would like to develop? It is a fantastic conversation, enjoy! Read More
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Colorful Talk About Using Color in PowerPoint (Episode 53)

Color is a major part of presentation design. How a presentation designer goes about using color, both for design and the technical how-to within PowerPoint, have a wide variety approaches. Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about personal approaches, technical setup and how-to, and using color in presentations. Read More
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A Conversation with PPT Add-In Developers (Part 1) (Episode 52)

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