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Professional Development: No Power and No Point

  • 05 May 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Center: 300 E Highland Mall Blvd, #100, Austin, Texas

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Blaming PowerPoint for dull presentations is like blaming the paintbrush for an ugly painting. 

But few presenters ever tap into the enormous potential that a creatively-designed slide presentation can have. Mike Robertson is a nationally-known thought leader in designing innovative visuals that capture audience attention and improve information retention. 


In this idea-packed session, he shares tips, tricks, and techniques that can immediately take your slides to a much higher level.

Attendees will:

  1. Learn many little-known techniques for dramatically improving their slides—without any additional software or equipment.
  2. Understand the use of textures, frames, layers, animated gifs, and other customizable elements.
  3. Experience interactive techniques that transform the screen from a necessary evil to a powerful tool.

ATD Competency Model - Area of Expertise This Session Supports:  Performance Improvement, Instructional Design, Training Delivery, Learning Technologies

Speaker:  Mike Robertson is a professional speaker on creativity and readiness. He brings his eclectic background in graphic design, magic, music, and art together in his innovative slides for his own presentations and for many other speakers, trainers, and corporate entities. Mike has written four books. He lives in Austin with his wife, Lisa, a videographer and documentary filmmaker. They have one daughter, Lindsey, a writer and performer in Los Angeles.


CHIP Code: CH7059 | Use for every purchase at the ATD Store

PO Box 13324
Austin, TX 78711

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