Friday, March 19, 2010

2010 Presentation Summit

Anyone who does presentations for a living or who is just entering the presentation field or who is crazy about PowerPoint should check out The 2010 Presentation Summit.

Rick Altman, author of Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck & How You Can Make Them Even Better, and his team began this conference (formerly PowerPoint Live) in 2003. The original conference centered on the software with various tracks on using PowerPoint, designing slides, and a general knowledge track. The conference has grown each year, and their focus has grown to showing audiences how to design presentations that communicate their messages in engaging ways.

We thought this conference was right up our graphic alley. The main reason we created our Billion Dollar Graphics book and products was to educate business professionals on how to successfully show their ideas. We believe in the importance of visual communication, and so do the folks as Presentation Summit. And that is why we were so excited when Rick Altman gave us the green light to present:

Picture This! Are you overwhelmed by bullet slides? Play Presentation Pictionary and turn your ideas into powerful visuals.

Of course, there are many great presentations that are being offered. Not to mention excellent keynote speakers and Microsoft technicians on hand to answer your PowerPoint questions.

The Presentation Summit is being held in San Diego from October 17–20. Register now to save $100 off of the regular price of $995. Early bird pricing is only $895. Your registration fee includes the following:
  1. Access to all seminars and workshops from Monday–Wednesday. There are three tracks from which to choose a workshop: Tools and Techniques, Presentation Design, and Special Delivery (all the ways that you can reach the audience with your message).
  2. Unlimited access to the Help Center for any PowerPoint technical questions.
  3. A 125-page Conference Guide that provides resources, useful applications, and supplemental notes on the presentations.
  4. Eligibility to win one of the many prizes in a Prize Pool valued over $15,000.
  5. Continental breakfast each morning and a full sit-down lunch on Monday and Tuesday.

Not to mention the talented experts presenting this year including Rick Altman (host and author), Nancy Duarte (author of slide:ology), Julie Terberg (the official "makeover maven"), Nigel Holmes (former executive art director of Time magazine), Richard Bretschneider (senior program manager for PowerPoint), and Garr Reynolds (author of Presentation Zen).

Hope to see you there!