Sometimes things work together amazingly. This is a first for us – and it was great. Troy and Lori had separate shows in Europe, were able to coordinate an extended stay and enjoy a weekend in Vienna before flying back together!
Podcast recordings are always fun when it is a group gathered together (most episodes are recorded with everyone in remote locations). I have assembled a pretty robust portable studio setup for the live recordings, including 6 channel discreet recording, separate mics, each with color coded cabling and foam heads – the open bar is an optional element 🙂
This week is San Antonio, TX at the 2019 Presentation Summit – definitely the place to be for all presentation designers! Lori wowed a full house with her talk on Collaborating with everyone on a design project. Troy had a great walk-through of PowerPoint’s Presenter View from corporate meeting use perspective – and later today is walking through how to design PowerPoint template for Ultrawide screens in his REALLY BIG session. And there is more fun to go!
A recent article from Microsoft talks about PowerPoint’s Morph and how internally it continues to improve. In addition, I am often asked what it means to be awarded as an MVP from Microsoft – this article gives a nice callout to how Microsoft interacts with the PowerPoint MVP group for real-world use testing and input on features/bugs/problems/needs. I am happy to report I was part of this discussion – and yes, I had many recommendations on updates that would make Morph even better for our real-life uses 🙂
We all have our own jumble of “resources” we use for presentation design; customize PowerPoint and Keynote ribbon and QAT, favorite websites for images – video – ideas, apps for editing video – creating wordclouds – picking colors from the screen. This month the overall them is “Web Resources”. We (myself and the TLC Creative design team) are pointing out helpful websites we have found that help with design.
This month The PowerPoint Blog continues the TLC Creative tradition of our Top 10 for the year on our Facebook page. Here on The PowerPoint Blog we several FREE holiday themed PowerPoint downloads and our design team PowerPoint holiday animation! Over at The Presentation Podcast we first have a guest episode where we talk about presenting like there are no mistakes (a not to be missed episode for anyone that presents!), and then our annual year-in-review conversation. It is a great month to enjoy everything!
Wow, November – 2018 is getting close to being over!
This month I have gathered up PowerPoint formatting tips and tricks from our design team, with a special focus on Master Slide and Master Layout formatting. For The Presentation Podcast we have a conversation about the 2018 Presentation Summit session topics “Filling in Sandy On the Presentation Summit” and a conversation about managing projects and watching for additional add-ons “Scope Creep and the Boiling Frog”.