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episode 45: Things to Check Before Presenting

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.

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episode 44: Year-End Thoughts

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.

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episode 43: Office 365 Features We Use

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.

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episode 42: Conversation with Mike Parkinson & Tom Howell

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!

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episode 41: Presenter Notes

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.

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episode 40: Mistakes We Have Made

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.

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episode 39: The Presenters Gather at the 2017 Presentation Summit Conference!

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!

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episode 38: Alternatives to PowerPoint

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.

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episode 37: Project Action List To Do BEFORE Opening PowerPoint

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!

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episode 36: Do You know About The Presentation Guild?!

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.

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