Doug Thomas used to review movies and rent you–or your parents–VHS tapes. After working a few months at Microsoft, he had an idea to get other people to create videos about Office. That idea turned into a new job of creating videos and training content for Support.Office.com including the Office 15-Minute Webinars and his current series, Doug from Office. However, none of his videos are on VHS.
In this conversation, Doug talks about his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL.
Geetesh: You are delivering a session in the Presentation Summit this year called The Authenticity Cookbook. Can you tell us more about your session, and what according to you, will be the takeaway message for attendees?
Doug: We’ve entered an age where being real–authentic–is what’s important. You see it at the highest levels as companies move away from the glossy image and try to connect with customers. At a personal level, being “real” is not a natural gift. There are ingredients you can use to be a better presenter, and I’ll dish up several you can use. But it doesn’t stop there, these tools help you be a better communicator, create better reports, succeed more. By the way, no actual cooking will take place during our session. 😉
Geetesh: You recently spoke in a video about your experiences at the Presentation Summit. What makes you associate yourself so positively with this conference?
Doug: Well, I’ll let the short video speak for itself.
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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 24 to 27, 2017
Location: The Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, United States
Twitter Hashtag: Presum17