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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This episode enjoy an amazing conversation with Tom Howell of Synapsis Creative, Mike Parkinson of Billion Dollar Graphics, Nolan Haims of Nolan Haims Creative and Troy Chollar of TLC Creative Services. Recorded at the 2017 Presentation Summit, our conversation covers a range of topics from design projects to studio policies to if our University degree applies to our career!
Presenter Notes: what are they, are they needed, what is the best way to create them, where is the best place to create them? So many questions for such a useful presentation tool. Yes, there are less helpful ways of creating, formatting and using Presenter Notes. No, there is no perfect way to create, format or use Presenter Notes. Troy, Nolan and Sandy share their notes about using Presenter Notes.
Life, and being a professional, is a matter of learning from experiences – and sometimes those experiences are mistakes. Join in on a design studio conversation full of business mistakes seen, been a part of, or possibly created.
We brought our portable podcast-in-a-box to 2017 Presentation Summit conference. This great conference is focused on the Presentation Industry and gave us the opportunity record this special episode with over a dozen presentation experts gathered around a table for a rambling conversation about presentation design trends, PowerPoint hacks, and more!
To “PowerPoint” is a verb in both corporate and education circles, which speaks to the dominance of Microsoft PowerPoint in the presentation industry – and that is not a bad thing as Microsoft continues to evolve the software. But there are other options in use, all with high points and advantages. Troy, Sandy and Nolan spend this episode reviewing the ones they know are out there and use for projects.
Before the presentation design begins, presentation designers have questions and information they gather to ensure the design will meet the needs. Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk through their pre-project checklists and find designers have a lot in common!
Join Troy, Sandy and Echo as they talk about the Presentation Guild; its history, offerings, and special side conversation about how the Presentation Summit started as well as how the Presentation Guild and Presentation Summit are very separate entities.
Everyone has cool tips, apps and ways of doing things. It is part of what makes an experienced designer experienced. Join Troy, Sandy and Nolan as they have fun talking about what apps, hacks and cool tips they use as part of their daily routine.
First, Nolan makes a big announcement! Then, Troy, Sandy and Nolan discuss “Frustration: [fra’-str-ay-shun], the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something.” That is the official definition of Frustration, and it definitely describes the feelings presentation designers experience, often on a daily basis, when working in PowerPoint. Yes, even our favorite presentation software frustrates us, and this afternoon Troy, Nolan and Sandy are just venting a little.
Join Troy, Sandy and Nolan for a conversation about PowerPoint animation; likes, dislikes, uses, wishes, tips & tricks to adding animation to presentation projects.
Being a good client to your designer has many benefits. Because design projects are not all about the client. They are also not all about the designer. Design projects to be successful require both client and designer interaction to create the final deliverable. A successful project requires both the client and designer to create the final deliverable. Today’s conversation is about an often unspoken topic that hopefully designers, and design clients, find valuable.
PowerPoint templates are a real thing, not a collection of slides. A real template is an aide to everyone by establishing styling options, consistency parameters, and presets to make design time faster. Troy, Nolan, Sandy have an in-depth conversation about what makes a template a template, with plenty of tips and best practices, and why a real template has tremendous value.
Microsoft has just started releasing its next update to the Windows Operating System, called “The Creators Update”. Looking at the details available, the new aesthetic styling system, labelled “The Fluent Design System” has some exciting ideas that will hopefully carry over into the presentation design world. It is called the “Microsoft” Fluent Design System, which implies it will not be limited to the Operating System, but the new styling and aesthetics will carry over into every app and feature.