Join Troy, Nolan and Sandy as they talk all about Pitch decks. Pitch Decks are a specialized sales presentation, and they discuss who uses them, who designs them, what is unique about their content, and how each of us approaches a Pitch Deck project.
Books, whether traditional print or digital, provide entertainment, education, ideas and more. Troy, Nolan and Sandy gathered many of their favorite books that they have read over the years of being professional designers for their own book club discussion focused on presentations, design, business and random inspiration.
Nolan, Troy and Sandy talk about the world of presentations and how it intersects with creative agencies – both in terms of agencies creating presentations in-house for their own purposes and selling presentation design to clients.
The 4th of July weekend is the height of summer, at least here in the States, and this time everyone has a bit more relaxed episode to go with the mellow summer attitude. Troy, Sandy and Nolan are talking about their design studios, typical work schedule, novelties they have gathered for inspiration and of course presentation design. You are invited into their studios for a chat and tour!
PowerPoint desktop has always had the ability to run 3rd party add-ins to expand its tool set and capabilities. Nolan, Troy and Sandy talk about what add-ins they have installed, real-world examples of when they are used, and tips & tricks for better and faster presentation design
Do bullet points can kill an audience? In Episode #7 we discuss the problem that the misuse of presentation software can cause and more importantly, what our audiences can do to overcome this deadly pitfall.
Oh font! Microsoft standard fonts, Adobe Creative Cloud Type Kit, Google Web Fonts, custom fonts from websites – what is a presentation to use? Will a font work on a Mac, Windows, iOS, or Web app presentation? What are the advantages, and pitfalls, of using custom fonts. Are Microsoft Office fonts safe to use, can you use Mac OS fonts everywhere? Troy, Nolan and Sandra have a great discussion on best practices for font use in presentations.
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?”
Presentation design is a conversation between designer and presenter. Receiving input from the presenter is vital, but how best to do that? Today, we are talking about our best practices for receiving client feedback and input throughout the design process, along with sharing what format we use to send proofs and stories about why proofing and feedback is important.
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.