David Grupper is the creative director for Point Made Animation, a studio specializing in explainer video and advanced PowerPoint animation. As a communications professional with extensive experience in highly collaborative, in-house environments as well as independent creative consulting, his print and digital work reflects, represents, and strengthens institutional identity and conveys strategic messaging. David is a careful listener, uniquely able to clarify complex issues and reconcile diverse interests, resulting in unique and innovative solutions.
In this interview, David talks about Presenters Network, an event being held in New York for presenters.
Geetesh: David, can you tell us more about the Presenters Network event being held in New York this July?
David: Much has already been written about the solitary freelancer, working alone, whose only human contact is the mail carrier. So I should not have been surprised when I got together with a small group of presentation designers and heard something similar.
Like many others, David Greenbaum is a PowerPoint specialist at a well-known telecom corporation. Far from the isolated freelancer, David works closely with colleagues every day. He is friendly, outgoing and professionally assertive. Yet, he told me that he almost never meets other presentation designers. The small gathering where he told me this was a rare and welcome opportunity for him to share ideas, technical tips, and stories that would be appreciated only by another presentation expert.
Occasionally, presentation specialists will meet each other at a conference where several speakers have each brought their tech people. Other than that, there is only one annual gathering, the Presentation Summit, a powerful national conference where presentation experts meet for four days at a hotel.
If you are not attending the Summit, there are always Linkedin groups. But, of course, there you are in front of your computer monitor again.
Luckily, there is another option. On July 19, presenters, designers, speakers and other PowerPoint folks will meet at the Presenters Network, an annual after-work event where a select group of professionals will enjoy drinks on a beautiful rooftop deck in midtown Manhattan and hear from PowerPoint experts. Experts like Microsoft MVP Nolan Haims or YouTube sensation P-Spice. And meet the folks who are launching the new Presentation Guild.
This is the second time this annual gathering will be held and it’s the only one of its kind in New York. You can find out more at Presentersnet.com. A limited number of discount tickets are available through the event’s sponsor, Point Made Animation (use promo code: pointmadeanimation).