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What is the Presentation Designer Skill Set?

This episode, Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about being a presentation designer - which is different from being a web designer, a video editor, a motion graphics designer or a graphic designer. Presentation designers emerge from a collection of backgrounds and we talk about what skills a presentation designer today needs, and what skills they are expected to have. Read More
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Just Talking PowerPoint

It has been some time since it was just a conversation with Troy, Nolan and Sandy. October 2019 had 5 Tuesdays, our last conversation was with a large group at the Presentation Summit and before that was a few guest conversations. So, listen in to us catch up and focus on the many PowerPoint and presentation updates that have been highlights over the past 2 months! Read More
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Live from the 2019 Presentation Summit!

• Join us at the 2019 Presentation Summit in San Antonio, TX where we gathered over 20 presentation industry people of interest for an all-encompassing conversation on everything presentation. Including, design tricks, tips on running a presentation business, recommendations and a free-for-all review of the Presentation Summit! Read More

When Scientists Present (a conversation with Mike Morrison)

The scientific community is full of presenting. But the world of scientific presentation is different than corporate presentation - something we uncover in the first 2 minutes of conversation with our guest, Mike Morrison, who has been making some waves in the world of scientific presentation thanks to a viral video he created on his proposals for improving the scientific Poster Presentation. This episode we talk about scientific presentations, content and what makes a good presentation - no matter what industry. Read More
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Should You Use Google Slides for Your Corporate Presentations?

The conversation is all about Google Slides, and it is full of details, tips and tricks. Google Slides is tricky for presentation designers not versed in its workflow and we really don't hear about it at design studios much… yet. We were fortunate to connect with a designer that is Google Slide expert, and does a lot of presentation design for several large corporate clients using it. Vincent Thompson, a Creative Consultant at BrightCarbon helps us better understand Google Slides. Read More
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Things to Know About Presentation Summit (w/ Rick Altman)

Next month, October 2019, is the 17th annual Presentation Summit. This conference gathers 200 people in the presentation industry for insightful seminars on presentation design and delivery, deep skill building with PowerPoint, and invaluable networking. This episode Nolan, Sandy and Troy are joined by the conference organizer, Rick Altman, talking with us about the conference background, its philosophy and goals, and what to expect this year in San Antonio! Read More
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Presentation Professional Certifications are Here! (with Echo Swinford and Glenna Shaw)

Professional presentation certifications are coming to the presentation industry. The Presentation Guild has undertaken this massive effort and it is currently in a beta test mode, which shows this is an organization serious about things being done professionally and getting things right. Today we get to talk with some with the administrative team behind the Presentation Certifications to us the inside scoop on an industry first, and the first of it's kind, Presentation Professional certification. Read More
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We Took The Presentation Professional Certification – and Survived!

Professional certifications are about to become a reality for the presentation industry. This episode we have the inside scoop with Richard Goring of Brightcarbon, Tara Sheffield of SlideRabbit, Lori Chollar of TLC Creative Services, and Troy Chollar of TLC Creative Services. Each of us was invited to be a part of a beta test group and go through the Specialist certification. We are sharing our experience, provide some test insights and some test taking tips. Read More