Alexander Hanauer is a consultant and designer for More Impact, a specialized presentation agency based in Germany. He has a passion for creating high-impact, inspiring slides designed to connect people with ideas. When he’s not at work, Alex enjoys spending time with his family and friends or playing “Rembetiko” music – Greek Blues – on his bouzouki.
In this conversation, Alexander discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.
Geetesh: Alexander, you’re doing two sessions this year at the Presentation Summit. One of them is Outside the PowerPoint Box: Smart solutions for making PowerPoint more powerful. Can you tell us more about this session? What can the audience expect to learn?
Alexander: My session addresses three questions:
- How can I focus the attention of my audience?
- How can I establish a good connection with them? and
- How can I work faster with much better output?
Participants will see some new and astonishing animation effects and discover cutting-edge presentation technologies. They will also learn highly effective working methods and see how add-ins boost efficiency.
Geetesh: Can you tell us more about your work? How do you approach good design for slides?
Alexander: I have an advertising and communication background and more than 20 years of experience as a Creative Director, Presentation Designer and Coach.
Usually, creatives in advertising agencies don’t work with Microsoft Office. And the Office experts and MVPs are not trained designers. In our agency, we combine both and create presentations that reach the audience also on an emotional level.
For most PowerPoint users, creating presentations is a chore. For us, it’s pure joy! We love integrating our DNA into projects and adding emotional impact for clients.
What is the Presentation Summit?
For many years now, Rick Altman has been hosting the Presentation Summit, a highly popular event that is geared towards users of PowerPoint and other presentation platforms.
Date: September 27 to 30, 2015
Location: Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, USA