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Typography, Part 2 (Episode 26)

Welcome to Round 2 of our discussion on typography, how it applies to layout, design, and professional presentation PowerPoint slides. For this episode Nolan and Troy are joined by are joined by the very talented graphic design lead, and co-founder of TLC Creative Services, Inc., Lori Chollar. Read More
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What is the Page Size of 16×9? (Episode 25)

For print design, if a client says they need a letter size piece or a client in Europe says the project needs to be A1, we know exactly the dimensions. With PowerPoint, the page size is not always clear or consistent. Part of the issue is that aspect ratio does not equate to a physical dimension and another part is that PowerPoint has updated page sizes and has confusing options. In today's episode, Troy, Nolan, and Sandy talk in-depth about page size options for presentation projects. Read More
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Archiving Projects (Episode 24)

A client from 1, 2, or 8 years ago asks for a few revisions to that incredible presentation you developed for them years ago. But they no longer have the files - do you? Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about their studio processes for archiving project files, what they let clients know are done with project files, and some of their project archiving best practices. Read More
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Typography & Typesetting in PowerPoint (Episode 23)

Typography principles are half of the design equation, and should apply to developing slides, but often does not. This time Troy, Sandy and Nolan weigh in on many geeky typography and text topics. Typography, as defined on Wikipedia, is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed - a great description for how should be treated when added to slides! Read More
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Our Favorite Animations (Episode 22)

PowerPoint has lots of great features for adding motion to static content through animations and transitions. Overall PowerPoint presentations are known for animation, and knowing that animation is used by everyone from elementary age students to professional designers says a lot about the functional design of PowerPoint as an animation application. Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about good use of animation, some favorite animation effects, and what they see for the future of PowerPoint's animation capabilities. Read More
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Video and PowerPoint (Episode 21)

First was words, then images, now video. Presentation design has changed and today our hosts Troy, Nolan, and Sandy talk about using video in PowerPoint - tips and tricks for video in PowerPoint - using PowerPoint as the video creation app - from technical to design, this is a great conversation covering a lot of topics all about video and PowerPoint. Read More
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Holiday Edition (Episode 20)

This is the year-end episode of The Presentation Podcast for 2016 and our hosts fill the hour with holiday related conversation on presentation design, some gift ideas, and plenty of holiday cheer! Read More
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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