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PowerPoint Presentation Design Deep Dive

The world of presentation design is evolving—and the PowerPoint Presentation Design Deep Dive was created to help you stay ahead of the ever changing landscape. If you are a designer who needs to build successful slide decks, interactive experiences, and presentation graphics, don’t miss this two-day event, coming to a device near you February 18–19, 2021.

Day 1 focuses on designing with data and infographics, and Day 2 covers building powerful presentations with PowerPoint for today’s audiences, who are often remote/virtual.

Whether you are struggling with PowerPoint or you’re a longtime presentation designer, if you want to take your skills to the next level with these tools, this is one event you can’t afford to miss.

Topics:

  • Data visualization for presentations
  • The New Rules: creating presentations that work online
  • Making effective infographics fast
  • Debugging your presentations: stop making these mistakes.
  • Practical, actionable techniques for online presentations
  • 5 rules of visual communication when designing with data
  • Infographic best practices: how to set your infographic up for success
  • Add-on tools every presentation designer needs
  • Storytelling with numbers and other difficult data
  • Using Adobe Creative Cloud alongside (and in!) PowerPoint
  • When graphs and charts work (and when they don’t)
  • Essential PowerPoint tips and tricks

Speakers:

Join some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts on presentation design using PowerPoint; experts sharing their wisdom, tips, and techniques include:

Amy Balliett

Amy Balliett

Bethany Auck

Bethany Auck

Hannah Harper

Hannah Harper

Mark Heaps

Mark Heaps

Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson

Nolan Haims

Nolan Haims

Paris Sims

Paris Sims

Richard Goring

Richard Goring

Day 1: Thursday, February 18, 2021

All times listed in Pacific Time (Seattle) or UTC-8

7:45 AM – 7:55 AM Pacific
Welcome to the PowerPoint Presentation Design Deep Dive Day 1

Bring your coffee/tea/drink of choice and join us for an informal chat before the sessions begin.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific
Visual Design of Information
Amy Balliett

Explore how to use visual storytelling to engage distracted audiences, establish and strengthen relationships, and bring clarity to complexity.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Pacific
Formatting and Editing Charts Like a Pro
Nolan Haims

Discover the secret of making great-looking charts and graphs in PowerPoint, linking them to Excel, and keeping them editable for those inevitable changes.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific
Adding Animations and Effects to Charts
Richard Goring

Take your charts and graphs to the next level with animations and effects that will knock your audience's socks off.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific
Lunch and Informal Meetup

Grab a bite to eat and come chat at our "virtual table" along with our speakers and experts in the presentation design community from around the world.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific
Graphiti: Level Up with these Power Boosts
Mark Heaps

PowerPoint's chart tools seem limited at first, but you can push those limits to achieve results you'd never expect were possible.

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Pacific
Infographics: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Amy Balliett

Turning information into an infographic is hard! Learn how to create infographics for your presentations that succeed, and avoid creating designs that fail.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pacific
Beyond Bar Charts: Alternatives to Everyday Data Visualizations (Plus Tables!)
Nolan Haims

Just because your boss or client hands you a spreadsheet doesn't mean you have to turn it into a chart or graph. Learn how to build unique and informative visuals to tell the story of the data.

Day 2: Friday, February 19, 2021

All times listed in Pacific Time (Seattle) or UTC-8

7:45 AM – 7:55 AM Pacific
Welcome to the PowerPoint Presentation Design Deep Dive Day 2

Bring your coffee/tea/drink of choice and join us for an informal chat before the sessions begin.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific
Virtual Presentations: Best Practices for Engagement
Richard Goring and Hannah Harper

Today your audience is more likely to be virtual than in-person. Learn practical skills for building presentations that succeed in this new world.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Pacfic
Building Pre-Recorded and Video Presentations
Paris Sims

Discover how PowerPoint helps you build amazing fully recorded presentations that can be played back at any time, as well as high-quality videos suitable for YouTube and corporate web sites.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific
Hollywood FX for a Virtual Audience
Mike Parkinson

Do you make or give virtual presentations? Have you watched a movie, TV show, or commercial and wondered how they made that cool effect? Then this session is for you. Attend Mike’s newest high-energy workshop and discover seven of his favorite Hollywood PowerPoint special effects. Step-by-step Mike walks through how he made each animation. Learn his time (and money) saving tips to creating these effects. Be inspired. Get ideas. Don’t miss it!

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific
Lunch and Informal Meetup

Grab a bite to eat and come chat at our "virtual table" along with our speakers and experts in the presentation design community from around the world.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific
Slides Playing Nicely in the Sandbox Together: PowerPoint and Google Slides
Bethany Auck

If you haven't yet been asked to work with Google Slides, you will be very soon. And we warn you: it's going to be painful unless you know these important tips.

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Pacific
Yes You Can: PowerPoint for Print Documents and PDF Handouts
Nolan Haims

People call them handouts, leave-behinds, slide docs, or downloadables… critically important documents that act as add-ons to your presentation design. You could use InDesign, but PowerPoint is actually surprisingly powerful for repurposing and laying out your content—when you learn these tricks.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pacific
Panel Discussion: The New Rules of Presentation Design
Bethany Auck, Mark Heaps, Paris Sims, and David Blatner (moderator)

In the past 11 months ,we've learned a huge amount about what works and what doesn't in this new world of remote meetings. Join us as our experts discuss their favorite tips and techniques for designing great presentations—whether it be for in-person or virtual engagement with sales, C-level execs, students, customers, investors, and more.

Registration Details:

Your registration includes:

  • Livestream access to all sessions and live speaker Q&A
  • One year of on-demand access to all session recordings
  • Speaker handouts from the world’s top experts.
  • Savings on future live and online CreativePro events with the alumni discount.

Pricing:
2-day pass: $695
$100 off for nonprofit, government, education, and CreativePro Premium members. Discounts cannot be combined, or added after registration. Please contact us here for discount information prior to registering.

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