Julie Terberg is an internationally recognized presentation expert. She is the owner of Terberg Design, a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, and a director of the Presentation Guild. Julie enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas with the presentation community and presents a monthly webinar, “Inspired by Design,” exclusively for Presentation Guild members. She is passionate about designing visuals that help presenters better communicate with their audiences.
In this conversation, Julie talks about her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL.
Geetesh: You return again to the Presentation Summit this year with sessions that include the Sunday crash course, Template Creation Workshop. You also deliver two more sessions, The Makeover Maven Returns, and Just My Type. Can I request you go a little beyond the descriptions for these sessions, and tell us how attendees can benefit from attending these sessions?
Julie: I always look forward to delivering the Template Creation Workshop with Echo Swinford. It’s an extension of the template projects we partner on. Whether designing or building templates, we’re often solving unique challenges for our clients. There are hundreds of steps that go into making a template. We’ll cover many of those steps in this workshop, addressing common issues and best practices for successful results.
We all love a dramatic “before and after” transformation. Consider the many popular television series that feature makeovers, whether home renovation, beauty transformations, or theatrical and costuming effects (Face Off – my favorite.) The true beauty of this Makeover session is that it is filled with real-world “before and after” slide transformations. Every conference attendee has the opportunity to submit slides for this session (and others, as well). Submit your slides! If chosen, you will get a copy of the makeovers, along with a big thanks from me and session attendees who benefitted from your sharing.
Just My Type is a new session this year and it’s about expanding your presentation typography skills. From fonts to punctuation to spacing to readability—we’ll cover a lot of topics in this hour. Good typography helps improve communication, influences the tone of a presentation, and can improve the quality of your designs. You don’t need to be a typophile to attend, but you may become one during the session.
Geetesh: You’ve been a prominent part of the Presentation Summit. Can you share some thoughts about how this conference has shaped your ideas, options, and creativity?
Julie: I’ve been so fortunate to be invited back to teach every year! Not only do I get to spend a week talking presentations with my dear friends, my tribe, I get to meet presentation warriors from around the world and learn from the best minds in the business. This conference is packed with creative, brilliant people who are passionate to share knowledge. Each year, I come away from the conference with my batteries recharged, and new concepts to try out in my own design projects. I’m inspired by the work and words of other presenters and patrons, too.
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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