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episode 88: 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!

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episode 87: 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.

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episode 86: 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.

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episode 85: 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!

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episode 84: 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.

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episode 81: Grids, Guides and Gutters

Grids and Guidelines are two hidden PowerPoint features that few know of, or use. Most do not know they originate from traditional print design and are very powerful design tools for slide design. Even if you cannot immediately recognize them, chances are that virtually every professionally designed print layout is making use of a grid in some way. Gutters are a standard print design element, adapted as “Safe View Area” for video projects, and often overlooked and not addressed in presentation design. Join Nolan, Sandy and Troy, as they get a bit design geeky and talk about how these three traditional design tools can be leveraged in presentation design.

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episode 80: Should You Use Canva for Your Presentations?

Canva is an online design tool that labels itself as “amazingly simple graphic design software.” It also has recently shifted from Social Media image creation (which it does very well) to taking on PowerPoint and Google slide, ” “The presentation software company…” (talking about Canva as the ‘presentation software company’). Troy, Nolan and Sandy each spent time building a presentation in Canva and share their design experience and results.

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episode 79: Writing for Presentations (w/ Mort Milder)

With high stakes presentations, often a professional writer is brought in to craft and write the story to be presented. The Presentation Podcast welcomes Mort Milder, one of those professional writers who has written many high stakes presentations and speeches for many, many industries, for a great conversation about presentation design with a professional writer at your side.

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episode 78: Animation Do’s and Don’ts

We live in an animated world, and animated slide content is the norm. Join Troy, Nolan and Sandy as they talk about PowerPoint animation, PowerPoint as a motion graphics design tool, tips on animation, and our Do’s and Don’ts of animation.

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episode 77: A Good PowerPoint Template Means…

Continuing our “Consequences of Good Design” conversation, now focused on the what makes a “Good PowerPoint template” (and those things that make a bad PowerPoint template).

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