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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conversation with Mike Parkinson & Tom Howell (Episode 42)

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 (Episode 41)

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.

Mistakes We Have Made (Episode 40)

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.

The Presenters Gather at the 2017 Presentation Summit Conference! (Episode 39)

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!

Alternatives to PowerPoint (Episode 38)

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.

Do You know About The Presentation Guild?! (Episode 36)

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.