Sun
Farewell to Death by PowerPoint
Everything you need to know to start creating winning presentations

This two-hour crash course is the perfect jumpstart to the conference, guaranteed to get you off on the right foot by helping you craft, design, and strategize through the process of creating first-rate presentations.

Led by Rick Altman
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Sun
Template Creation Workshop
Building a PowerPoint template that works

Is it finally time for you to understand and take control of your templates? Yes it is! This workshop is your cue to open a new chapter of understanding with this otherwise mystifying topic.

Led by Echo Swinford
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Open House for Our Zoomies
A virtual tour of the joint

Because virtual doesn’t have to be so scary

Led by Rick Altman
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Sun
Business Round Table
Ready to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs?

Being an entrepreneur is exciting, but it can be a challenge when you don’t have an opportunity to gather with others and share best practices. This is your opportunity.

Led by Nolan Haims
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Mon
How to Make a Remarkable Presentation
From someone who has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly

Learn to deliver a powerful and memorable presentation that will capture your audience’s attention.

Led by Guy Kawasaki
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Mon
The Makeover Mentor
Before-and-after example slides

Makeovers inspire us by giving us a glimpse of the possibilities. Join in and get inspired by them, or better yet, send in your own slides!

Led by Julie Terberg
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Mon
Smart Charts
Create charts that update themselves

This sessions dive deep into the PowerPoint charting engine and use strategically hidden data to help with your data visualizations.

Led by Taylor Croonquist
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Mon
Curiosity Didn't Really Kill the Cat
The Power of Posing Questions

Discover how the art of asking good questions can shift perspectives, promote innovation and increase retention.

Led by Sheila Beth Robinson
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Mon
Surviving Handout Hell
Do you print your slides as handouts? Stop doing that!!

If you believe that a slide can be effective as your live visual and as your handout, let us disabuse you of that misguided notion.

Led by Rick Altman
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Mon
Backstage Pass
How stuff is really made

This hour goes behind the scenes to see how great work is actually produced.

Led by Lori Chollar
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Mon
Lunch for All Patrons
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The Daily Dish for Monday
Once around the virtual conference

Normal people might actually take a break when given a precious 30 minutes off. Not your host and virtual MC — they will eat lunch together on set, and you’re invited to join them for whatever meal it might be in your time zone (or happy hour–that works, too). Entirely unscripted so we can’t really tell you what to watch for.

Led by John Chen
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Mon
Birds of a Feather
Conversations among the like-minded

Let’s talk! Join in on one of five conversations on topical topics. See the descriptions under Everything Else.

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Mon
Go Big!
Secrets to living bigger, braver, and bolder

Your playing small does not serve the world, so how can you move through what holds you back and show up with more authenticity, clarity, and courage?

Led by Sally Zimney
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Mon
Not All Hackers Wear Hoodies
How to visualize challenging and non-physical themes

Sixty-five percent of people are visual thinkers — that’s more than half of your audience.

Led by Jody Wissing
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Mon
Don't Blow It!
Avoiding PowerPoint Disasters

Let’s face it: most slide decks suck. Fortunately, the more you study the failures, the faster you can avoid them, and the better your presentations will be.

Led by Mike Parkinson
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Mon
Icons, Icons, Icons
Everything you need to know

The ultimate guide to iconography — sourcing, creating, editing, and using icons on your slides.

Led by Nolan Haims
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Mon
Add it In!
Your expert's guide to the best PowerPoint add-ins

One of the superpowers of PowerPoint is its ability to integrate third-party add-ins. Here is your opportunity to see a designer’s toolbox and have the tools demonstrated.

Led by Troy Chollar
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Mon
The PowerPoint Trivia Contest
The intersection of creativity, ingenuity, and foolishness

You have not lived until you have watched or participated in our PowerPoint Trivia Contest.

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Mon
The Future of Presentations
Stay on the cutting edge of presentation technology

See what’s coming in the future of presentations – and learn how you can stay on the leading edge.

Led by Yulia Barnakova
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Mon
The Guru Session
Drop in and chat with your extended family

Stay up and learn with us, and maybe teach us a thing or two. This legendary session features things you won’t get anywhere else.

Led by Ric Bretschneider
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Tue
Humans vs. AI
The future face-off in coaching and learning

Role-playing and personal feedback can boost a person’s confidence and skills. But not all managers are cut out to be great coaches. Enter AI…

Led by Carmen Simon
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Tue
Real-World Makeovers
For the busy professional for whom everything is due yesterday

The makeovers during this hour, taken from patron submissions, carry with them the hope that you will look at them and say, “Hey, I can do that.”

Led by Rick Altman
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Tue
Plan, Create, Deliver
Down-to-Earth tips for busy people

Time is a scarce resource in the business world, having users scrambling to create their presentations. This session covers tips to help you plan and leverage some of PowerPoint’s features to create better visuals and practice your delivery.

Led by Chantal Bossé
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Tue
Amazing Animation
Techniques for beautiful slides

Get ready to see how animations can be used to create stunningly beautiful slides that won’t look like your grandparent’s PowerPoint.

Led by Richard Goring
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Tue
Copiloting Templates
A new tool meets a traditional system

Best practices to ensure your template works with Microsoft’s implementation of AI. This session will reveal all.

Led by Echo Swinford
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Tue
45 in 45
Forty five tips in as many minutes

Get ready for 45 tips and tricks to help you work faster and better in PowerPoint.

Led by Nolan Haims
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Tue
PowerPoint Karaoke
Expect the unexpected

PowerPoint Karaoke is a social exercise that helps train you to think quickly on your feet. It’s also a hell of a lot of fun.

Led by Ric Bretschneider
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Tue
Lunch for all Patrons
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The Daily Dish for Tuesday
Once around the virtual conference

Join Rick and John for lunch on the set.

Led by John Chen
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Tue
One Slide, Three Journeys
Sometimes you need more than "wow"

Here’s how text-heavy slides can be retrofitted to fit different uses and get you some quick wins.

Led by Ingrid Mengdehl
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Tue
The Sound of Your Own Voice
Cold Reading Techniques for Narrating

Do what actors do: use your voice like an instrument and bring written content to life.

Led by Ilene Bergelson
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Tue
Then and Now
A personal journey through conference annals

Join in on this retrospective that will help you distinguish lasting principles of presentation from transient fads.

Led by Troy Chollar
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Tue
ChatGPT Unscripted
A Live Adventure in Presentation Making

No scripts, no safety nets — just pure, adrenaline-pumping creativity as we turn your ideas into presentation gold live on stage.

Led by Stephy Hogan
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Tue
Count the Ways
Innovative uses for PowerPoint

There are so many ways to use a slide deck — how about 137 of them? Here are some favorites.

Led by Jody Wissing
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Wed
Let's Get Physical!
Is movement the key to creativity?

Get ready for a little fitness history, a little human anatomy, a little medical advice, and some easy exercises to help you release the creative juices. Let’s get infografit!

Led by Nigel Holmes
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Wed
Artificial Makeovers
Can AI make you a better presentation designer?

One of the ways Artificial Intelligence can be most useful is in its ability to improve content. This session explores how various AI tools can help with both design and messaging.

Led by Camille Holden
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Wed
Agile Infographics
Beyond pretty pictures

Learn to turn words and ideas into clear, compelling illustrations. Learn the proven techniques and tools the pros use to do more with less.

Led by Mike Parkinson
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Wed
Type Essentials
Level up your presentation typography

Typography influences how we perceive and interpret the information being presented. Learn how to go beyond the default text settings and create slides that sing.

Led by Julie Terberg
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Wed
Clone Yourself!
Digitize yourself and others for a unique presentation experience

Think differently about presentation after taking in AI-powered personas.

Led by Yulia Barnakova
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Wed
Actor's Playbook
Audience engagement from theater techniques

One guiding principle, two key practices, and several techniques that you can use to reel your audience into your topic.

Led by Ilene Bergelson
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Wed
Kinetic Text
To inspire and delight

Discover techniques for creating stunning kinetic and video text sequences.

Led by Richard Goring
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The Daily Dish for Wednesday
Once around the virtual conference

Join Rick and John for lunch on the set.

Led by John Chen
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Wed
The Miracle of Pecha Kucha
Embracing two easy rules creates amazing presentations

Twenty slides, 20 seconds each. The Pecha Kucha presentation style entertains, informs, and is the antithesis of Death by PowerPoint.

Led by Ric Bretschneider
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Wed
Five Minutes or Fewer
Tips to match your attention span

Here is a friendly procession of short tips, pieces of advice, and anecdotes, as told by both conference team members and patrons.

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