The Presentation Summit, Oct 12-15, 2014

Oct 12-15, San Diego CA

Schedule of Seminars

Our agenda will remain a work in progress throughout the first quarter of this year, but we have enough in place to give you a good idea of our upcoming offerings.

Sunday

Time
Session
10:00am - 2:00pm
Delivery Skills Workshop
A powerful small-group coaching experience, in which participants receive personalized videotaped coaching, individual guidance, and supportive group feedback.
Optional Crash Course
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Template Repair Workshop
An introduction to the common and not-so-common issues most users encounter with template management, along with practical advice on how to avoid them.
Optional Crash Course
3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Art of Motion
Is PowerPoint’s animation engine one of the finest works of digital engineering or one of the most loathsome creations? The real control is in the hands of the violinist, not the violin. This session will help you appreciate properly-conceived animation.
Optional Crash Course

Monday

Time
Session
8:30am - 9:30am
Simplicity
Simplicity of design, of intention and of message are more important than ever in our environment of media and consumerism. How can we use simplicity to rise above the din, and how can we battle bureaucracies, design by committee, and fear?
Keynote Address
9:45am - 10:45am
TBA
Design
9:45am - 10:45am
Presentation Silver Bullets
Learn the five silver bullets that could guarantee success presentation. Use one or all to make your next presentation a winner.
Build
9:45am - 10:45am
Opening Moves
Few elements in presentation have been discussed more than the opening. Start with an ice breaker...tell a story...make them laugh...give them a shock. This session looks at what you need to do to succeed, no matter which path you choose.
Deliver
11:15am - 12:15pm
The Makeover Maven
A presentation makeover is about deconstruction and simplification more than embellishment. Remove extraneous details and leave only what is necessary for clear, visual communication. We will use patron-submitted work as examples.
Design
11:15am - 12:15pm
Round-Trip Video
Build a complex slide in PowerPoint, export it as a video file, reimport that video file, build more on top of it, and you have one incredible effect.
Build
11:15am - 12:15pm
TBA
Deliver
2:00pm - 3:00pm
We Are All Presenters Today
Here is your chance to participate in an actual delivery coaching session. Everyone in attendance will receive inside secrets in this highly interactive session.
General Session
3:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA
Design
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Building Templates for Others
There are numerous considerations before you begin designing templates that are to be used by others. Go beyond the defaults to help others who will use the template.
Build
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Broadening Your Role
Even those without world-class delivery skills can enhance their contributions by understanding what to look for and how to rally important resources.
Deliver
5:00pm - 6:00pm
The PowerPoint Trivia Contest
Special Event
9:00pm - 12:00am
The Late-Night Guru Session
We hardly ever stop at the Summit and the Guru Session is proof positive. Led by a 17-year member of the PowerPoint development team, this session features stories you won’t get anywhere else. And this year, there will be a special visitor.
Special Event

Tuesday

Time
Session
8:30am - 9:30am
TBA
Keynote Address
9:45am - 10:45am
Inspired by Design
You want a fresh approach, but don’t know where to turn. This is the perfect time for a bit of creative inspiration. Take a break from PowerPoint and look elsewhere for ideas.
Design
9:45am - 10:45am
Now You See Them, Now You Don’t!
When features don’t work as they should, sometimes you just need to do an end-run around them. This session explores the areas with PowerPoint that require you to go rogue.
Build
9:45am - 10:45am
Data in the Dark
You know what they say about statistics -- how you can use them to tell any story? There are also times when data is so obscure, you don’t know what the message is. In this session, we’ll show how it pays to keep looking.
Deliver
11:15am - 12:15pm
Real-World Makeovers
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.”
Design
11:15am - 12:15pm
Financials Can Be Beautiful
Too many presenters struggle with how to show numeric information visually. This session shows what visuals would work for the most common categories of messages that need to be communicated in financial presentations.
Build
11:15am - 12:15pm
Outside of Spitting Distance
Tools like Skype, Ready Talk, and Lync allow you to present around the world in mere moments. Learn the best practices for connecting with your virtual audience and discover equipment to invest in for quality broadcasting.
Deliver
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Illusion of the First Time
When you have to present the same thing over and over and @$#$#$ over again and yet keep it fresh, appearing as if you were delivering it for the very first time? The answer could come from theater, stand-up, and teaching.
General Session
3:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA
Design
3:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA
Build
3:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA
Deliver

Wednesday

Time
Session
8:30am - 9:30am
When Strangling Isn't an Option
Everyone can relate: You try everything to communicate with that difficult person and you still end up saying something you shouldn't. This keynote will teach you how to stay calm and professional when you really want to scream, bite, and kick.
Keynote Address
9:45am - 10:45am
TBA
Design
9:45am - 10:45am
Unleashed!
We won’t be able to describe this session for you because even if we knew what Glen was going to do, it would defy description. Just show up and be ready for anything.
Build
9:45am - 10:45am
Catching up with Pecha Kucha
Twenty slides, 20 seconds each. The Pecha Kucha presentation style entertains and informs, and is the antithesis of Death by PowerPoint.
Deliver
11:15am - 12:15pm
TBA
Design
11:15am - 12:15pm
The Discerning Presenter
Making wise decisions before an audience is all about knowing the questions to ask and being able to reach effective conclusions with those answers. This hour shows how.
Deliver
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Encore Performances
Sadists at heart, we love torturing you with too many choices. Here is an opportunity to attend one of the sessions you missed the first time around.
Special Event
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Five Minutes or Fewer
By Wednesday afternoon, we’re all fried. So here is a friendly procession of short stories, as told by the conference team and patrons alike.
General Session