8:45am PT ⬥ 11:45am ET | Conference Central
Your morning rushLed by John Chen
Jumpstart your day with a jolt of John, our virtual MC. Have you ever sat on a lit firecracker? He's kind of like that.
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9:00am PT ⬥ 12:00pm ET | Conference Central
What magic taught me about presentationLed by Nolan Haims
Nolan Haims spent his formative teen years as a professional magician, performing, winning competitions, and even touring with the Moscow Circus before turning to careers in theatre and presentation. Magic was his first passion and where he first learned to craft compelling stories. Nolan will take you inside the world of magic and magicians and show you what we as presentation creators can learn from the fundamental principles of sleight of hand.
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10:00am PT ⬥ 1:00pm ET | The Studio
Both geeky and inspirationalLed by Mike Parkinson
Learn how to make better presentations, improve accessibility, and get fresh design ideas. Avoid the weird technical issues that come from choosing the wrong fonts. Uncover good and bad font types. See which font families improve or hurt legibility. Get tips and techniques to make beautiful, professional slides quickly with free fonts. Use different fonts effectively to quickly enhance the visual appeal and impact of presentations.
This session is for anyone who wants more control and confidence over typeface choices.
10:00am PT ⬥ 1:00pm ET | The Lab
Effective in-the-moment speakingLed by Matt Abrahams
In this talk, you will learn science-based strategies for managing anxiety, responding to the mood of the room, and making content concise, relevant, compelling, and memorable when speaking in the moment. You will leave with best practices for navigating Q&A sessions, shining in job interviews, providing effective feedback, making small talk, fixing faux pas, persuading others, and handling other impromptu speaking tasks.
This session is for those who want to become more comfortable and proficient communicating when they might not have sufficient time to prepare.
11:00am PT ⬥ 2:00pm ET | The Studio
Because we don't all think alikeLed by Stephy Hogan
When people are designing for accessibility, they typically focus on physical disabilities, impairments, and identities. In this session, we’ll talk about what neurodiversity is, its various flavors, and how it affects our presentation design and delivery. We’ll take some slides that were designed from a neurotypical mindset and make them over to be more ND friendly (and better designed overall).
This is for anyone who is curious about neurodiversity and how to connect with more people through neurodiverse-friendly slide design and delivery.
11:00am PT ⬥ 2:00pm ET | The Lab
Make Zoom Fatigue a thing of the pastLed by Rick Altman
Now three years in with virtual presenting being a thing, few people really love it and fewer still are truly good at it. Let’s change now with an exploration of some vital fundamentals, well-kept secrets, and a few OH WOW moments to help you jumpstart your virtual game.
This seminar is for those who want to become more effective and engaging as a virtual presenter.
11:45am PT ⬥ 2:45pm ET | Conference Central
Once around the virtual conferenceLed by Rick Altman and John Chen
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.
The Daily Dish is for all Zoomies.
12:15pm PT ⬥ 3:15pm ET | Conference Central
Expect the unexpectedLed by Ric Bretschneider
PowerPoint Karaoke is a party game, presentation exercise, group challenge, and just plain hilarious all at the same time. Presenters will present slides they’ve never seen before. Thinking quickly on your feet while remembering all the important rules of good presenting is essential. You’ll take away an activity that is as at home in your office team building exercises as it is for home game night.
This session is for presenters who want to be prepared for anything, and who enjoy a good laugh.
1:15pm PT ⬥ 4:15pm ET | The Studio
Because details matter!Led by Julie Terberg
Details matter! Minor improvements have the potential to elevate a design from “acceptable” to “exceptional!” This session examines a variety of slide types, points out common design fails, and uncovers ways to fix them. Along the way, you’ll learn about basic design principles and how to apply them for professional results.
This seminar is for those who want to improve their slide designs with little steps, not necessarily big dramatic ones.
1:15pm PT ⬥ 4:15pm ET | The Lab
The power of retrieval practice in presentationLed by Sheila Beth Robinson
Good presentations are about learning. Whether keynoting, teaching, or training, you need to know your content cold. Retrieval practice provides opportunities to strengthen your own learning, and to ensure your audiences walk away having retained your key messages and content. Retrieval practice is much deeper than just highlighting material and rereading notes and this session explores simple strategies to strengthen your own practice, help you engage your audiences, and ensure the learning sticks.
This session is for anyone who wants to learn better, and for presenters/trainers who want to ensure their content sticks.
2:15pm PT ⬥ 5:15pm ET | The Studio
Compelling ways to move your audience to actionLed by Richard Goring
We all know about the power of stories. And that slides should use visuals. But honestly, it can be hard to make sure each slide achieves its potential and you end up with a single nice image, or a series of nicely laid out icons. It’s all just… nice. And nice is not always the most effective. Instead, use meaningful visuals to tell your story. Cut through the ordinary and consider the real impact on your audience. Read between the lines to show them what it really means. And get people excited and enthusiastic about what you’re sharing. In this session you’ll see how to captivate your audience with true visual storytelling, with a few practical examples thrown-in of how to create it all using PowerPoint.
This session is for anyone who wants better results when conveying information, whether to clients or internally, be it for sales or training.
2:15pm PT ⬥ 5:15pm ET | The Lab
Could you present without it?Led by Glenn Gibson
When we create PowerPoints slides, we are focused on what the audience will see. But what if you challenged yourself to think differently about the presentations you create? What if you focused first on what your audience will hear? Once you learn how to motivate, inspire, and educate your audience with just your words, you can get even more creative with the visuals you use to drive home your key points. This session explores the idea of creating your words first and your visuals last. This will unleash creative ideas for how to convey your message with great visuals, whether or not you choose to use PowerPoint.
This session is for anyone involved in creating presentations. Inexperienced presenters will develop confidence in their content, while experienced presenters will learn techniques to add substance to their style.
3:00pm PT ⬥ 6:00pm ET | Conference Central
Wind down with Rick and John.