The Presentation Podcast
By TLC Creative Services, Inc.
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The Presentation Podcast features conversations among expert presentation designers Troy Chollar (TLC Creative Services, Inc.), Nolan Haims (Nolan Haims Creative), and Sandra Johnson (Presentation Wiz, Inc.) where they discuss a wide range of presentation-centered topics such as their design best practices, running a design studio, presentation tips & tricks, opinions on presentation industry-software-clients-and more.
||CleanWhat Makes Presentation Slides Beautiful (with Mitch Grasso)||Episode 49 "Beautiful" is subjective, as is slide design, which Troy, Nolan, Sandy and our guest Mitch Grasso have strong opinions on. Mitch adds great insights into presentation design as founder of SlideRocket (acquired by VMware in 2011) and now...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving and Getting Feedback||Episode #48, There is an art to design project feedback, and often the success or failure of a project rests entirely on being able to give, and receive, feedback effectively. On this episode, Troy, Nolan, and Sandy focus on design feedback - for...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlaying with 3D Models in PowerPoint||Episode #47 Support for 3D model file formats are a new option for PowerPoint. And 3D models and 3D Perspective design are different. In this Presentation Podcast conversation Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about using 3D Models as PowerPoint slide...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShare the Stage with Your Slides (Sally Koering Zimney)||Episode #46 Join an fantastic conversation about how presenters can share the stage with their slides; interact with them, while still engaging with the audience, and "share the Con". Sally Zimney from the This Moved Me podcast, and a professional...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings to Check Before Presenting||Episode #45 Presentation software's primary purpose is to support a presenter. And presenters need to be aware of what things can go wrong, know what to check before presenting, and prevent many potential issues before they are an issue. Sandy,...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYear End Thoughts||Episode #44; Year End Thoughts This is the 24th episode and final conversation of 2017! Troy, Nolan and Sandy end the year with a great conversation about the big things that influenced their design, studios, and presentation software use this...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOffice 365 Features We Use||Episode #43, Office 365 is Microsoft's subscription based software and service that goes beyond the Office apps by encompassing SharePoint, Teams, Groups, Unified Communications with Skype and much more. Troy, Sandy and Nolan talk about they each...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation with Mike Parkinson and Tom Howell||Episode 42 - This episode enjoy an amazing conversation with Tom Howell of Synapsis Creative, Mike Parkinson of Billion Dollar Graphics, Nolan Haims of Nolan Haims Creative and Troy Chollar of TLC Creative Services. Recorded at the 2017 Presentation...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresenter Notes||Episode #41 Presenter Notes: what are they, are they needed, what is the best way to create them, where is the best place to create them? So many questions for such a useful presentation tool. Yes, there are less helpful ways of creating,...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMistakes We Have Made||Episode #40 - Life, and being a professional, is a matter of learning from experiences - and sometimes those experiences are mistakes. Join in on a design studio conversation full of business mistakes seen, been a part of, or possibly...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Presenters Gather at The 2017 Presentation Summit Conference!||Episode #39 We brought our portable podcast-in-a-box to 2017 Presentation Summit conference. This great conference is focused on the Presentation Industry and gave us the opportunity record this special episode with over a dozen presentation...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlternatives to PowerPoint||Episode #38 To "PowerPoint" is a verb in both corporate and education circles, which speaks to the dominance of Microsoft PowerPoint in the presentation industry - and that is not a bad thing as Microsoft continues to evolve the software. But...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProject Action List To Do BEFORE Opening PowerPoint||Episode #37 Before the presentation design begins, presentation designers have questions and information they gather to assure the design meets the needs. Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk through their pre-project checklists and find all designers...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo You Know About the Presentation Guild?!||Episode 36 Join Troy, Sandy and Echo as they talk about the Presentation Guild; its history, offerings, and special side conversation about how the Presentation Summit started as well as how the Presentation Guild and Presentation Summit are very...||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoftware Productivity Tips, Hacks and Apps For The Busy Designer||Episode #35 Everyone has cool tips, apps and ways of doing things. It is part of what makes an experienced designer experienced. Join Troy, Sandy and Nolan as they have fun talking about what apps, hacks and cool tips they use as part of their...||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYes, PowerPoint Frustrates Us||Episode #34 First, Nolan makes a big announcement! Then, Troy, Sandy and Nolan discuss "Frustration: [fra'-str-ay-shun], the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something." That is the official...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust Talking About Animation||Episode #33 Join Troy, Sandy and Nolan for a conversation about PowerPoint animation; likes, dislikes, uses, wishes, tips & tricks to adding animation to presentation projects. Full Episode Show Notes...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to be a Good Design Client||Episode #31 - 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...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat 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...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWindows 10 Fluent Design and The Future Of Presentation Design||Episode #30: Windows 10 Fluent Design and The Future Of Presentation Design Microsoft has just started releasing its next update to the Windows Operating System, called "The Creators Update". Looking at the details available, the new...||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Else Do You Use PowerPoint For?||Episode #29 - PowerPoint is an amazingly versatile application. The core focus of the application is on presentation slides, but it is used for so much more, so Troy, Nolan, and Sandy are sharing their top 10 things uses PowerPoint for - outside...||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresentation Project Deposits, Terms, and $||Episode #28 When a new design project comes in, the project billing amount and process needs to be defined. Is there a deposit? What are the payment terms? All very important considerations on the business side of design and the topic of...||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Do You Say No to a Project?||Episode #27 It is easy to say Yes. It is polite, and everyone likes to hear "yes." But, in the real world, it is sometimes better to say No to a project. Troy, Nolan, and Sandy talk about their business philosophy of when it is better to say No...||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypography - Part 2||Episode #26: Welcome to Round 2 of our discussion on typography, how it applies to layout, design, and professional presentation PowerPoint slides. For this episode Nolan and Troy are joined by are joined by the very talented graphic design lead,...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the Page Size?||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 of the project. With PowerPoint the page size is not always clear, or consistent. Part of the issues..||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchiving 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...||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTypesetting & Typography in PowerPoint||Episode #23; Typography principles are half of the design equation, and should apply to developing slides, but often does not. This time Troy, Sandy and Nolan weigh in on many geeky typography and text topics. Typography, as defined on Wikipedia,...||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Favorite Animations||Full Episode Show Notes http://thepresentationpodcast.com/podcast/22 Show Suggestions? Questions for your Hosts? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Listen and review on iTunes. Thanks! http://apple.co/1ROGCUq ...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVideo and PowerPoint||Episode #21 First was words, then images, now video. Presentation design has changed and today our hosts Troy, Nolan, and Sandy talk about using video in PowerPoint - tips and tricks for video in PowerPoint - using PowerPoint as the video...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2016 Holiday Edition||Episode #20 This is the year-end episode of The Presentation Podcast for 2016 and our hosts fill the hour with holiday related conversation on presentation design, some gift ideas, and plenty of holiday cheer! Full...||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanData Viz and Presentations||Episode #19 Today Troy, Nolan and Sandy talk about the big topic of Data Visualization, or Data Viz, which has countless ways of displaying data on slides. Every presentation designer is using Data Viz techniques, without necessarily...||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive From The 2016 Microsoft MVP Summit!||Full Episode Show Notes http://thepresentationpodcast.com/podcast/18 Show Suggestions? Questions for your Hosts? Email us at: email@example.com Listen and review on iTunes. Thanks! http://apple.co/1ROGCUq New...||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from the 2016 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...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPitch 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...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinancial Slides||Full Episode Show Notes http://thepresentationpodcast.com/podcast/(name Show Suggestions? Questions for your Hosts? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Listen and review on iTunes. Thanks! http://apple.co/1ROGCUq ...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's On the Bookshelf (episode 14)||Episode #14 Books, whether traditional print or digital provide entertainment, education, ideas and more. Troy, Nolan and Sandy gathered many of their favorite books for their own book club discussion focused on presentations, design, business...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere do you get your images for presentations?||Episode #13 - Visual Communication is how we summarize the core offering of TLC Creative Services. For us, that encompasses anything that is seen: words - photos - iconography - video, on slides, print pieces, billboards, tradeshow large format...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgency Work||Episode #12 - Show Notes Summary Nolan, Troy and Sandy talk about the world of presentations and how it intersects with creative agencies - both in terms of agencies creating presentations in-house for their own purposes and selling presentation...||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is the Best Font Size?||Episode #11 - Show Notes Summary Listing what size font to use is a classic presentation 'rule' that is never really agreed upon or followed when it is set. This episode we talk about our guidelines for font size, including when to follow a font...||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdobe Techniques in PowerPoint||Episode #10 - Show Notes Summary In the beginning - of digital presentation design - all apps were extremely limited in their editing capabilities. But things have improved and it is amazing what can be designed direct inside PowerPoint. For...||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis is Where I Design||Episode 9 - Show Notes Summary The 4th of July weekend is the height of summer, at least here in the States, and this time everyone has a bit more relaxed episode to go with the mellow summer attitude. Troy, Sandy and Nolan are...||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPowerPoint Add-ins for Faster & Better Design (Episode #8)||Episode 8 - Show Notes Summary 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...||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Bullets kill an Audience? (Episode #7 )||Episode 7 -Show Notes Summary 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. Full Episode Show Notes...||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrint Only Presentations (Episode #6)||Episode 6 - Show Notes Summary 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...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOh, Font. (Episode #5)||Episode 5 - Show Notes Summary Oh font! That's our topic today and we have a lot to sayaboutit.Microsoft standard fonts, Adobe Creative Cloud Type Kit,GoogleWebFonts, custom fonts from websites - what is apresentation touse?Will a font work on a Mac,...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresentation Software; Setup, Best Practices, Tips & Tricks (Episode #4)||Episode 4 - Show Notes Summary 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...||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen to Hire a Presentation Professional? (Episode #3)||Episode 3 - Show Notes Summary The process of when someone should be hiring a presentation design professional starts with some questions: What is the goal of the presentation? How much is at stake? How much time do you have to invest in the...||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSend a proof, But How? (Episode #2)||Episode 2 - Show Notes Summary Presentation design is a conversation between designer and presenter. Receiving input from the presenter is vital, but how best to do that? Today, we are talking about our best practices for receiving client feedback...||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo you Powerpoint 2016? (Episode #1)||Episode 1 - Show Notes Summary PowerPoint is synonymous with ‘Presentation’ but the latest version’s name is creating some confusion with Windows and Mac versions both being named “2016.” In addition, there are different...||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Presentation Industry Podcast!
Admittedly, this is a biased review (I am one of the podcast hosts), but I am very excited to have a professionally produced podcast focused on presentation design and behind the screnes presentation studio conversations!
LOVE this podcast
If you're a presentation professional in any capacity, you should listen to this podcast. Troy, Sandy, and Nolan talk about a lot of issues you face day-to-day. You feel like you're listening to old friends chatting and occasionally venting about the same things you do. I listen in my car on long drives to make the time go faster and have found myself actually talking back to them, only to remember that they can't hear me. Awesome information, great format, fun to listen to.
For presentation professionals and those who work with them.
This series of podcasts is a great listen for presentation professionals and those who work with them.
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