In this conversation, Ellen talks more about this new webinar series.
Geetesh: Your Outstanding Presentations series of webinars has been very successful – can you tell us more about the upcoming series this year and your line of speakers?
Ellen: This year we have a group of very experienced communication experts:
- Troy Chollar is a top multimedia expert and a PowerPoint MVP. He’ll be speaking on Multimedia in PowerPoint — September 10
- Tom Mucciolo is a well-known visual communication and business presentation consultant. His topic is Develop high-quality communication skills — September 17
- Dave Paradi is a business communication consultant and author as well as a PowerPoint MVP. His topic is Make your presentation compelling, not annoying — October 1
- Lisa B. Marshall is a communication consultant and author. She’ll talk on Engagement: 13.5 ideas to gain attention — October 8
- Tom Kuhlman, VP of Community at Articulate, is well-known for his amazing PowerPoint tutorials. He’ll be speaking on PowerPoint’s no longer a slide show freak — October 15
- Chantal Bossé is a consultant with Aspire Communications, author, and PowerPoint MVP. Her topic is Build a flexible presentation so you can adapt to your audience’s needs — October 22
- Ellen Finkelstein — Finally, I’ll speak on High-persuasion PowerPoint presentation secrets — October 29
Geetesh: You always get another set of great speakers each year — tell us about what happens behind the scenes — do you have any experiences to share?
Ellen: At the end of each year’s sessions, I ask participants which speakers they would like to hear the following year. I also maintain many connections with people in the presentation industry. And I ask for introductions. For example, after you interviewed Tom Mucciolo, I asked you to introduce him to me. Then I just ask people to speak. The speakers have been amazingly generous with their time and expertise.
All of the speakers are well-known in their field (some are downright famous!) and they’ve chosen very interesting topics as well. I think the workshop will be very exciting!