Taylor Croonquist is the co-founder of Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, a website delivering actionable PowerPoint training and speed strategies, helping professionals cut their build time in a third. Prior to Nuts & Bolts, Taylor lived and worked in China for 10 years in finance and consulting. When he’s not busy crafting PowerPoint training, you can find him traveling and scuba diving.
In this conversation, Taylor discusses his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2015 series.
Geetesh: Taylor, you are doing a session this year at the Presentation Summit called Cropping, shaping, and bending: Getting 1,000 words out of any picture. Can you tell us more about this session, and what takeaways can the audience expect?
Taylor: Why is that with…
- Over 250 billion photos on the internet
- Over 350 million photos uploaded to the internet every single day
- The common knowledge that we all need to add more visuals to our presentations
Most presentations still don’t have a single full-screen image in them anywhere.
I blame picture size and shape!
The pictures we want to use are always too tall, too wide, or too “something”…which makes them easy to leave by the wayside, but not anymore!
In my session we’ll look at how to quickly Crop-Out, Stretch-Out, Stamp-Out and Push-Out the boundaries of their photos to create full screen imagery in PowerPoint for almost any photo.
There is a lot of ‘oomph’ you can get out of your photos without ever leaving PowerPoint, and I’ll prove it to you!
Geetesh: You’ve been part of the Presentation Summit before — can you share your thoughts about how this event benefits new attendees, and also how it helps repeat visitors?
Taylor: The summit is a presentation builder’s dream come true.
You get to see what’s new, what works (and what doesn’t) and get your questions answered from any number of the presentation gurus who attend.
On top of that, you get to hang out and meet (the best part of the summit) a bunch of people from around the country (and world) who live and breathe presentations 24/7. They’re fun and passionate about this topic. So it’s a great place to meet people and exchange ideas.
Last year’s summit in San Diego was my first as an attendee (and it was a blast), so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans and participating this year!
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