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 sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.
Geetesh: You are doing two sessions this year: Stop Retyping! and Faster, Faster, Faster! What can audiences anticipate as takeaways from sessions on these important topics?
Taylor: In these Speed Training sessions we’ll look at performing everyday PowerPoint tasks 2x to 10x faster than most people are currently doing them. So we’ll be diving into a bunch of PowerPoint hacks, tips and tricks (my favorite topics!).
A great example of this is getting text out of a picture.
When most people want to get a bunch of text out of a picture, they typically just retype it, right? Well, why bother when you can simply copy the text out of the picture using OneNote and then paste it into PowerPoint?
That’s just one example of the many little hacks that we’ll cover in these sessions. And the cool thing about most of these tricks is that once you learn how to pull them off in PowerPoint, they apply to all of the other Microsoft programs as well. So it’s a triple dipper (at least)!
Geetesh: You have positioned yourself as an expert in speed techniques to tame PowerPoint in doing tasks quicker, but that’s not my question. The question is what do you do in all the time that you save?
Taylor: Oh man, where does all the time go?
Outside of the normal slide-grind, all of my free time recently has been going into learning French. And thankfully I think I’m finally getting the gist of it.
That said, don’t worry, all of my sessions at the summit will still be in English.
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: October 23 to 26, 2016
Location: Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas, United States
Twitter Hashtag: Presum16