Lia Barnakova is a strategy and leadership consultant with a passion for teaching others how to make presentations more “spicy” and engaging. Also known online as “P-Spice,” she regularly shares innovative presentation tricks and emerging technologies on her popular YouTube channel and Spicy Presentations blog. In her full-time job, she works with Fortune 500 clients to envision the future and develop the capabilities needed to stay ahead of changing customer needs, emerging competitors, and disruptive technologies.
In this conversation, Lia talks about her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL.
Geetesh: You are presenting four sessions that span relevance in slide design to looking at PowerPoint’s new 3D capabilities. Tell us more about your sessions, and why you believe patrons would want to attend them?
Lia: A key theme across my sessions is staying on the cutting edge of presentations. Whether it’s using Augmented Reality to enhance your presentations, adding jaw-dropping 3D effects to your slides, or simply using PowerPoint’s animations in innovative ways – it’s all about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible so you can stand out and be a role model for engaging presentations and experiences.
Patrons who attend my sessions will come away with leading edge tips and tricks – most not seen anywhere else – that will wow their audience and increase the impact of their message.
Specifically, here’s what patrons will get out of each of my sessions:
- Flash Forward – Envision what tech trends are transforming the presentation field, and how you can keep your skills up-to-date. Also explore what you can do today to embed Augmented Reality features into your presentations.
- The Future of Presentations – Gain insight into how others who make presentations see the field changing and how they continue to stay relevant and competitive.
- The 3rd Dimension – Jumpstart your work with 3D models in PowerPoint, make your own, and use hacks to make unexpectedly cool effects
- Be a Chic Geek – Learn cutting edge animation and design tricks that will amaze and engage your audience.
Here is a taste of a cool PowerPoint trick with Morph I’ll be showing at the Summit, which will be jam-packed with even more creative examples:
Geetesh: From being an attendee to now being a presenter, tell us about your journey at the Presentation Summit. And why do you think patrons come back every year?
Lia: The Summit is an incredibly enriching experience, due to its close-knit nature and the care that Rick puts in every year. People are friendly and ready to learn and geek out with you over obscure PowerPoint features or video codecs. You also have reps from Microsoft and other providers we use every day to answer questions and also learn from the users. On top of that, Rick goes out of his way to add some fun and excitement to the experience – with games and other evening activities – and just truly trying to make each person’s Summit extremely special. People look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones – and of course, learning together (the best part!). I highly recommend!
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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