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Faster & Better Design with PowerPoint Add-ins (Episode 8)

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 give tips & tricks for better and...

Print-only Presentations (Episode 6)

PowerPoint was initially created to replace overhead transparencies and 35mm slides – that’s why we still call each page a slide. But today, PowerPoint is also used as a layout and desktop publishing tool. A lot of people shudder at the thought of that or try...

The Annual Presentation Guild Salary Survey

The Annual Presentation Guild Salary Survey is open and we need your input! Last year's survey helped at least one person negotiate a higher salary to get what they deserved! The survey is open through October 23rd. Thank you for your participation!...

Do Bullets Kill An Audience? (Episode 7)

Do bullet points kill an audience? In this episode, we discuss the misuse of presentation software and the issues it can cause. More importantly we cover what our audiences can do to overcome this deadly pitfall....

What Makes a Real PowerPoint Template Real (Episode 31)

PowerPoint templates are a real thing, not a collection of slides. A real template is an aide to everyone by establishing styling options, consistency parameters, and presets to make design time faster. Troy, Nolan, Sandy have an in-depth conversation about what makes a template a...

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...

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...