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Oh, Font (Episode 5)

Oh, font! That’s our topic today and we have a lot to say about it. Microsoft standard fonts, Adobe TypeKit, 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...

How To Be A Good Design Client (Episode 32)

Being a good client to your designer has many benefits. Because design projects are not all about the client. They are also not all about the designer. Design projects to be successful require both client and designer interaction to create the final deliverable. A successful...

Just Talking About Animation (Episode 33)

Can you guess what percentage of presentation design projects of yours have animation? Want to look animation and transition tips from the pros? Listen on for the insider scoop!...

Presentation Software; Setup, Best Practices, Tips & Tricks (Episode 4)

Everyone presents at some point. The Presentation Podcast hosts talk about their tips and Best Practices for using presentation software. The discussion is not about speech coaching, stage craft or presenting a message – all very important skills – but what a presenter should focus on...

Send a Proof, But How? (Episode 2)

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...

Do You PowerPoint 2016? (Episode 1)

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...

Project Action List To Do BEFORE Opening PowerPoint (Episode 37)

Before the design process can begin, it is important for designers to ask certain questions and gather specific information to ensure all needs are met. Today, Troy, Sandy and Nolan discuss their pre-project routines and go over the important info they have on their pre-design...

Discover the Swoosh Arrow in PowerPoint

PowerPoint gives us a lot of shapes and icons from which we can choose, but doesn’t offer an adjustable swoosh arrow like this one (Figure 1):   Figure 1   Or does it? PowerPoint had hidden a few awesome shapes that I access often by reaching into the nether regions...