Presentation Summit 2022: Conversation with Mike Parkinson (Build-a-Graphic)

Presentation Summit 2022: Conversation with Mike Parkinson (Build-a-Graphic)

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Mike Parkinson

Mike Parkinson
Mike Parkinson is a geek. He is 1 of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world, is an internationally recognized communication and presentation expert, best-selling author, and professional trainer. Mike’s keynotes, training, books, and tools such as Build-a-Graphic help companies succeed while saving money and time.

In this conversation, Mike talks about his company’s sponsorship of the upcoming Presentation Summit 2022, being held on location in San Diego, CA, and virtually this year from October 9 to 12, 2022. is the official media partner for the Presentation Summit.

Geetesh: Mike, tell us more about your Build-a-Graphic product, and what brings you to the Presentation Summit in San Diego this year?.

Mike: I would never miss a Presentation Summit. It is an amazing opportunity to learn from experts and network with fellow presentation geeks. I’m also excited to share Build-a-Graphic with conference participants. This is the first time we are exhibiting with Build-a-Graphic, and what better conference to demo the tool?

Build-a-Graphic is a PowerPoint add-in that helps you turn text into professional graphics quickly.

Build-a-Graphic Before and After

Build-a-Graphic Before and After

The software automatically analyzes the keywords on your slide and recommends graphics that augment or replace that content. All graphics are 100% editable and scalable. They have small file sizes because they are vectors. Import your new graphics into Google Slides, Keynote, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Illustrator, or almost any other software.

You can also build your visuals from various graphic parts included with the add-in. For example, use the pipe graphic kit to easily assemble a process flow diagram.

Build-a-Graphic Pipe Graphic

Build-a-Graphic Pipe Graphic

The feedback we receive has been wonderful.

If SmartArt is a tricycle, Build-a-Graphic is a Ferrari.
Nolan Haims, Nolan Haims Creative, Microsoft PowerPoint MVP

I love love love Build-a-Graphic! I just used it for a project I am working on. I made high-quality graphics in less time and without spending money. Tons of great options for customization.
Kevin A. Switaj, Ph.D., BZ Opportunity Management

“Wow! This is awesome! I wish I got it a long time ago! This will definitely increase my productivity and make me look like a superstar!
Lee Ellingson, Creative Director

…we have been struggling to win new work. I used this graphic and we won!!! (And two in a row.) I am so excited! Thanks for making this affordable!
Stacey Coolican, Proposal Manager

Geetesh: Who, according to you is the typical Build-a-Graphic user, and what is the best way for a new user to get started?

Mike: A typical user is anyone who needs to turn words into professional graphics for marketing, training, presenting, education, proposals, pitches, and any job where someone wants to communicate their ideas visually. Many of our current users are in learning and development, sales, and marketing.

Anyone interested in Build-a-Graphic can watch the demo video on YouTube.

Build-a-Graphic is a PowerPoint add-in that helps you turn words and ideas into professional graphics quickly.
Build-a-Graphic (3.0)

They can also visit our Build-a-Graphic site to see if this meets their graphic needs.

New users can purchase the software through our website. We will send a download link and installation instructions in separate emails. Once installed, a Build-a-Graphic tab will appear after PowerPoint is launched. Under the Build-a-Graphic tab, a user can select a keyword to search through the thousands of professional graphics to find the best graphic to communicate their ideas. Then they can insert the graphic into their slide and modify the colors, styles, fonts, and content.

Build-a-Graphic site

Build-a-Graphic site

Build-a-Graphic gives you instant access to 1000s of professional PowerPoint graphics with many more added each year.

A subscription to Build-a-Graphic is only $99/year. With graphics added to the library every year, you will always find new and memorable ways to visually communicate your ideas.

We also offer education, non-profit, and bulk license discounts. Email Jennifer Parkinson for information on pricing and how Build-a-Graphic can help you create graphics for your next presentation, pitch, training session, or any project needing professional visuals.

What is the Presentation Summit?

Presentation Summit 2022: Conversation with Mike Parkinson

Presentation Summit 2022: Conversation with Mike Parkinson

For two decades, Rick Altman has been hosting the Presentation Summit, a highly popular event that is geared towards users of PowerPoint and other presentation platforms. is the official media partner for the Presentation Summit.

Date: October 9 to 12, 2022

Location: San Diego, CA + Virtual Event

Register now!


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