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The Powerpoint Playlist

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


There are certain fundamental realities we all face as Instructional Designers. And there is one that just may stand above the rest: Know Powerpoint. So join us on Thursday, May 30th for a free Powerpoint Playlist curated by Alan Natachu and featuring Valary Oleinik and Sandra Johnson. Face it. You can always get better at Powerpoint. And you will after attending this Playlist.

Session 1

Stop Abusing PowerPoint! with Valary Oleinik

PowerPoint is one of the easiest applications to use. Start a new presentation and the program actually instructs you on how to make a “presentation.”

Stop. Following. The. Instructions.

Join Valary Oleinik as we discuss how to stop abusing PowerPoint, what it takes to make a presentation pop and how to take your slide deck to another level (even if you have no design skills).

Session 2

Speed Geeking: PowerPoint Edition with Alan Natachu

Speed Geeking (verb): Intense demonstrations of technology, software, ideas, etc; with demonstrations lasting 1 to 3 minutes.

PowerPoint (noun): Microsoft’s much loved or hated presentation program.

Have you used PowerPoint to:

  • As a eBook Creator?
  • As a Movie Editor?
  • As an Instagram Photo Editor?
  • As an Interactive Polling System?

Alan Natachu will speed geek his way through a minimum of 30 tips and tricks of all things PowerPoint. Some tips will help you enhance your presentations. Some tricks will help you unlock the potential of PowerPoint. All these tips and tricks will make you look like a PowerPoint ninja!

Session 3

Audiences Are People Too with Sandra Johnson

Sandy Johnson helps presenters PowerPoint. Responsibly. She has owned her presentation design business since 2001 and as a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, she works with individuals and corporations across the globe to ensure that they leverage the powerful tool to their advantage.

Sandy first earned the Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Award in 2008 and is currently 1 of only 33 people, worldwide, with this prestigious honor.

Co-host of The Presentation Podcast, Sandy, and presentation design studio owners, hold a conversation about presentation design, tools, tips, running a design studio and more. Feedspot recognized the podcast as one of the “Top 5 Presentation Audio Podcasts & Radio You Must Subscribe and Listen to in 2019.” New episodes release on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Sandy is co-founder and board member of the Presentation Guild and on the staff of the annual Presentation Summit conference.


May 30
8:00 am - 11:00 am