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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...

What is the Page Size of 16×9? (Episode 25)

For print design, if a client says they need a letter size piece or a client in Europe says the project needs to be A1, we know exactly the dimensions. With PowerPoint, the page size is not always clear or consistent. Part of the issue...

Typography, Part 2 (Episode 26)

Welcome to Round 2 of our discussion on typography: how it applies to layout, design, and professional presentation PowerPoint slides. In this episode, Nolan and Troy are joined by the very talented Graphic Design Lead, and Co-Founder of TLC Creative Services, Inc., Lori Chollar....