episode 23: Typography & Typesetting in PowerPoint

Typography principles are half of the design equation, and should apply to developing slides, but often does not. This time Troy, Sandy and Nolan weigh in on many geeky typography and text topics. Typography, as defined on Wikipedia, is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed - a great description for how should be treated when added to slides!

episode 23: Typography & Typesetting in PowerPoint2021-06-15T12:18:07-07:00

episode 20: Holiday Edition

This is the year-end episode of The Presentation Podcast for 2016 and our hosts fill the hour with holiday related conversation on presentation design, some gift ideas, and plenty of holiday cheer!

episode 20: Holiday Edition2021-06-15T12:17:40-07:00

episode 19: Data Viz and Presentations

Today Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about the big topic of Data Visualization, or Data Viz, which has countless ways of displaying data on slides. Every presentation designer is using Data Viz techniques, without necessarily knowing it, or calling it that. Although all three approach Data Viz in different ways, they all have the same goal, to clearly communicate number information in presentations.

episode 19: Data Viz and Presentations2021-06-15T12:17:33-07:00

episode 16: Pitch Decks

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.

episode 16: Pitch Decks2021-06-15T12:16:56-07:00

episode 12: Agency Work

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.

episode 12: Agency Work2021-06-15T12:15:55-07:00

episode 11: What is the Best Font Size?

Listing what size font to use is a classic presentation 'rule' that is never really agreed upon or followed when it is set. This episode we talk about our guidelines for font size, including when to follow a font size rule, why a font size specification is difficult to turn into a rule and some tips for what everyone should consider with font sizes and presentation design.

episode 11: What is the Best Font Size?2021-06-15T12:15:48-07:00

episode 10: Adobe Techniques in PowerPoint

In the beginning - of digital presentation design - all apps were extremely limited in their editing capabilities. But things have improved and it is amazing what can be designed direct inside PowerPoint. For this podcast episode, Troy, Nolan and Sandra talk about how they accomplish many "Adobe design techniques" directly inside PowerPoint.

episode 10: Adobe Techniques in PowerPoint2021-06-15T12:08:14-07:00

episode 9: This is Where I Design

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!

episode 9: This is Where I Design2021-06-15T12:08:06-07:00

episode 8: Faster & Better Design with PowerPoint Add-ins

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

episode 8: Faster & Better Design with PowerPoint Add-ins2021-06-15T12:08:00-07:00

episode 4: Presentation Software; Setup, Best Practices, Tips & Tricks

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.

episode 4: Presentation Software; Setup, Best Practices, Tips & Tricks2021-06-15T12:03:56-07:00
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