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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...

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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...

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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),...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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The Presentation Guild

The wait is over. We’re proud to announce the launch of the Presentation Guild Benchmark Salary Survey Report. This report represents the culmination of survey data we collected in August and September of 2016 from presentation professionals across the United States. A $59 value, this survey report...

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