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Tech Area for LA Auto Show

Just wrapping up at the LA Auto Show where I handled the presentation design and running of the press event for Honda. Event screen was a 200′ long L-shape screen LED wall, my computers and equipment is along the bottom (with the green background).

– Troy @ TLC

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Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Created In PowerPoint

Hope you have a great holiday. And thanks to Jennifer at the office who created this fun Thanksgiving Turkey entirely in PowerPoint!
[youtube src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/3QwAGPjg1nU?rel=0″]

– Troy @ TLC

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Template Concepts To Final

TLC Creative Services develops a lot of PowerPoint templates each year. Most templates begin with developing a series of concepts which are refined to meet each client/project needs. Here is an example of a recent project and 3 initial concepts developed (client chose the top option with some revision requests).

– Troy @ TLC

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Another Example of Converting Bullet List to Visual Layout

The original slide in this project was not bad, but it was still a bullet list. After confirming the message, the text was minimized more and the 3 column layout developed to visually support the presenters talk.

– Troy @ TLC

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Veterans Day Salute By TLC

As a salute to everyone in the U.S. military for everything you do, and sacrifice – here is a tribute created in PowerPoint:

1. Great video loop from videoblocks.com

2. Image from istockphoto

3. Same image after some development work in Photoshop and saved as a .png with transparency

4. Image from istockphoto

5. Same image after resizing and development work in Photoshop, saved as a .png with transparency

Assemble all in PowerPoint 2010, animate and export as a video
[youtube src=”http://youtube.com/embed/heUG1f5yBKg?rel=0″]

Troy @ TLC

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Global Expansion as a Visual

For this speaker support presentation, the global adoption of the discussed medical procedure was the point being presented. This strong visual was developed (and animated) to show the global reach of the procedure.

– Troy @ TLC

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Visual Layout for “Business Development” Slide

We strive to minimize bullet lists, simplify text and make presentation content as visual as possible. Of course, the first step is discovering how the presentation will be used (speaker support, knowledge reporting, handouts, etc.). For a recent presentation, there was a lot of data that needed to be included, but the request was to also minimize the use of bullet lists (always a great sign when the presenter understands the need to help the audience capture the slide content!).

For this slide, an overview of the Business Development phases of the company, we minimized the text and categorized it. Then a visual layout was created to clearly show the 3 phases, label the phases and finally add the detail text into each phase. The end result is here, and it was a lot easier for the audience to remember than a slide full of bullets!

– Troy @ TLC

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Template Inspired By Logo

TLC Creative Services has the opportunity to work on PowerPoint templates for companies in many industries, events, brands and shows. The diversity makes the design interesting for us and this template was for a small niche company with a distinct logo. In addition to assuring all template options were customized (font size-color-style, line spacing, custom bullets, custom color scheme, etc.), we focus on designs that create a coordinated look. I really like the visual beauty of this template that Jennifer worked on.

– Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint + Photoshop = Visually Dynamic Slides

For a recent project, the presenter described the first mover advantage of Kodak when they developed the first digital camera (and then the fate of not acting on that advantage). Rather than a bullet list of facts, dates and details, we provided a 3 slide sequence to visually support the presenter.

After developing the slide concept, the first task was researching and finding a high enough resolution image of the first Kodak digital camera (and the “camera” is pretty cool):

Using the image as is, we could have developed a slide like this: Insert .jpg, add outline and drop shadow, insert company logo (as a scalable .emf vector graphic of course).

Instead, we spent 40 minutes in Photoshop dropping out the background and saving out the optimized .png image with transparency. The inserted image has a PowerPoint drop shadow a some gradient accent lines emerging from the camera lens.

The result is a great image that works with any template background and visually pops.

– Troy @ TLC

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Welcome to November!

November, the 11th month of the year. We have almost made it to the end of another great year! TLC Creative Services has had a great year, which is evident by the diversity of projects we have worked on. For this month, starting Monday, the blog will be a collection of portfolio highlights and projects from this year.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday!

– Troy @ TLC