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Conversations At The 2016 Microsoft MVP Summit (Episode 18)

There are 36 Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professional) for PowerPoint around the globe, and 14 in North America. Microsoft hosts an annual Summit on the main campus outside Seattle, with sessions for the product managers and developers to meet, discuss and gather input from the MVPs in their...

Video and PowerPoint (Episode 21)

First was words, then images, now video. Presentation design has changed and today our hosts Troy, Nolan, and Sandy talk about using video in PowerPoint – tips and tricks for video in PowerPoint – using PowerPoint as the video creation app – from technical to...

Live From The Presentation Summit! (Episode 17)

Troy, Nolan, and Sandy were featured presenters at the 2016 Presentation Summit in Las Vegas, NV and managed to secure a presentation slot for this special live audience recording of The Presentation Podcast! The podcast hosts were joined by conference director Rick Altman and...

Our Favorite Animations (Episode 22)

PowerPoint has lots of great features for adding motion to static content through animations and transitions. Overall PowerPoint presentations are known for animation, and knowing that animation is used by everyone from elementary age students to professional designers says a lot about the functional design...

Pitch Decks (Episode 16)

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....

Financial Slides (Episode 15)

This time on The Presentation Podcast, Nolan and Troy are joined by Dave Paradi for a conversation about best practices for slide design in Financial Presentations. Have you struggled with getting all of the numbers on a slide, or stared at a slide that had...

Typography & Typesetting in PowerPoint (Episode 23)

Typography, as defined on Wikipedia, is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. On the technical side, the definition includes, “The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking),...

Archiving Projects (Episode 24)

A client from 1, 2, or 8 years ago asks for a few revisions to that incredible presentation you developed for them years ago. But they no longer have the files – do you? Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about their studio processes for archiving...

What’s On the Bookshelf? (Episode 14)

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....

Where Do You Get Your Images For Presentations? (Episode 13)

Visual Communication for a design studio encompasses anything that is seen: words, photos, iconography, video, on slides, print pieces, billboards, trade show large format displays, webpages and HTML email campaigns. Troy, Nolan, and Sandy jump  into the murky waters of images – what images are legal...