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Friday, November 22, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 12:41 pm

I haven’t found a listing of presentation industry events anywhere, so i decided to compile this list of conferences and webinars. If you find an event not listed here, or you host an event that you want listed here, please connect with me.

Presentation Events

Here is a list of known presentation industry events:

1. The Presentation Summit

The Presentation Summit, hosted by Rick Altman has been held annually for a little less than two decades now. The Summit happens at a different US city, and the next one is to be held in Seattle from August 9th to 12th, 2020.

2. Click

Click is an offshoot of the Creative Pro week focused entirely on presentations. Held since the last two years at New Orleans and Seattle, the third conference in this series is planned to be held in Austin from June 3rd to 5th, 2020.

3. Outstanding Presentations Workshop

Outstanding Presentations Workshop is an annual webinar series, held for the last 10 years by Ellen Finkelstein, a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP. This series culminated on November 21st, 2019. No new dates have been announced for 2020 yet.

4. Presentation Ideas Online Conference

The Presentation Ideas Online Conference has now been held for 2 years, and is hosted by the folks at PresentationPoint, a Belgium-based company that creates PowerPoint add-ins. This series culminated on November 21st, 2019. No new dates have been announced for 2020 yet.

5. Training Conference & Expo

The Training Conference & Expo is not exclusively related to presenting. The next conference is to be held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from February 24th to 26th, 2020.

6. HOW Design Live

HOW Design Live is not much of a presentations event again. The next conference is to be held in Boston from May 4th to 7th, 2020.

7. InfoComm

InfoComm is the AV industry conference and is related to projection and presentation hardware though not directly with PowerPoint. The next conference is to be held in Las Vegas from June 13th to 19th, 2020.

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Friday, November 15, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

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In the last post in this series, we looked at how presentation management can increase productivity. And in this post, we explore something that goes along with productivity: compliance.

Compliance can mean different things to different organizations:

  • In finance and pharma, it means that specific language and statements are disclosed in accordance with federal regulations. You must tell your customers “this” but you are not allowed to tell them “that.” What employees can and cannot say is regulated. And “who” can and cannot present certain material is also regulated. In finance, you must be a certified broker-dealer to sell investments. In pharma, you might need to be a medical doctor to educate other doctors about how to administer a particular drug.
  • In marketing, compliance means that you are staying true to the brand, which refers to the colors used, the logo treatment, the fonts and typography, even certain messages and taglines.

Compliance

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

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Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise ContentThis post is part of a series on Presentation Management, and is the eighth post in this series.

In the last post, we looked at how Presentation Management helps you evolve from One-and-Done to Enterprise Assets.

This set of serialized posts is based on original content, the Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise Content book, authored by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.

Make Your Content Productive

The core benefit of presentation management is the ability to create great content once, and then make it available to anyone in the organization to use over and over again. Typically, that content is a PowerPoint deck, but it could also be a video, PDF brochure, white paper or infographic. The format doesn’t matter. What matters is the ability to take any piece of content and unleash it across the organization.

Make Your Content Productive

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Friday, August 16, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 am

A good presentation is an integral part of any successful speech, coursework, or research that catches the audience’s attention. Also, an outstanding PowerPoint presentation is a prerequisite for a high score since it allows you to demonstrate both knowledge and different useful skills.

It is a fact that appearance is the initial point that instantly grabs attention. So, no matter how brilliant your research and data are, having a gloomy design with plain text will hardly make the audience curious.

You may opt for asking a PowerPoint presentation writing service to complete your presentation or manage to deliver it on your own. But using these seven mighty hacks, you will definitely end up with a winning presentation and navigate it like a pro.

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Monday, August 12, 2019, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

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Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise ContentThis post is part of a series on Presentation Management, and is the seventh post in this series.

In the last post, we looked at how Presentation Management empowers presenters.

This set of serialized posts is based on original content, the Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise Content book, authored by AlexAnndra Ontra and James Ontra.

In a meeting room at ABC National Television Sales in 2006—before the iPhone, before cheap thumb drives, before easy cloud storage—we learned a hard lesson about PowerPoint presentations and the pace of technological change. That lesson started us on our journey to develop the concept of enterprise presentation management.

We are a brother-sister team, and we have been consulting with enterprise clients, providing presentation technology and creative services for over 20 years.

Alex and James in the 80s
Alex and James in the 80s
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