Everyone presents at some point. The Presentation Podcast hosts talk about their tips and Best Practices for using presentation software for a presentation. The discussion is not about speech coaching, stage craft or presenting a message – all very important skills – but what a presenter should focus on behind the scenes in using PowerPoint, Keynote or Prezi. Hear what our presentation design hosts see that a presenter should know and think of when planning, presenting, and making things work when something goes awry.

The process of when someone should be hiring a presentation design professional starts with some questions: What is the goal of the presentation? How much is at stake? How much time do you have to invest in the presentation slides vs. presentation content and other business needs? The big decision is — at what point is there value in bringing in a Presentation Design Professional? And for our hosts today, the question is: “What do Presentation Design Professionals need from you?”

PowerPoint is synonymous with ‘Presentation’ but the latest version’s name is creating some confusion with Windows and Mac versions both being named “2016.” In addition, there are different ways to get Office 2016, but not all are the same. Our three professional presentation designers discuss the details of PowerPoint 2016 in its many variations, including what we use, recommend and caution avoiding.