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SlideSource at the 2016 Presentation Summit

We are very excited to announce that we will be participating in the 2016 edition of Rick Altman’s Presentation Summit taking place in October 23rd to the 26th in Las Vegas.

blog post imageYear in and year out, the Presentation Summit provides an amazing slate of speakers guaranteed to up the game of anyone involved in creating presentations at any level, in any industry. This year’s lineup is particularly notable due to the presence of the illustrious and massively talented Nancy Duarte (Slide:ology, Resonate, Illuminate).

No other conference comes even close to the Summit in providing high-impact learning experiences. You will also have an opportunity to network with a uniquely knowledgeable and generous community.

SlideSource.com is proud be a Gold Sponsor this year so we will have a table in the exhibitor area and our own Bob Befus will be sharing a few words before Tuesday’s General Session.

If you already plan on attending and would like to schedule a personal demonstration of SlideSource.com, email us at info@slidesource.com.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Bob’s #PreSum14 Presentation: What comes first: Something to say or the need to say it?

Yesterday in San Diego, Bob Befus, one of the founders of  SlideSource.com, presented at Rick Altman’s annual Presentation Summit. His talk examined the collaborative aspects of the presentation creation process and explored how the development of strategic knowledge is often a byproduct of this process. Bob outlined how companies come to understand what they think while working out what they are going to say and how they are going to say it.

Through the lens of his experience with FDA Advisory Committee meetings, Bob illustrated how this development of strategic knowledge takes place during the highly iterative process of creating a 90 minute presentation that summarizes thousands of hours of research, along with the thousands of slides prepared for use during an exhaustive Q&A period, all with millions, or even billions, of dollars at stake.

No matter the industry or the product, PowerPoint is obviously the primary tool used to create these significant, high-stakes, strategy-making presentations. As a collaborative environment, PowerPoint has benefits as well as pitfalls which Bob outlined. He closed his talk by sharing how the search for ways to overcome the obstacles PowerPoint creates in the collaborative process led to the development of SlideSource.com.

 

Key slides from the presentation can be downloaded here.

Is PowerPoint a team sport? Bob Befus Presents at the Presentation Summit

summit2014bBob and Drew Befus will be attending Rick Altman’s Presentation Summit in San Diego next week. Bob and Drew are the creators of SlideSource.com, a new online slide and presentation management service that is going into Beta testing on Monday, October 13th. Bob will be presenting a session on Wednesday morning called “Collaborate!”

PowerPoint as a communication genre has morphed over the years to the point where, in some settings, developing presentations is a highly collaborative, highly iterative process where the end product may be as much about developing strategy as it is about presenting it. Some of the topics to be covered in Bob’s session include:

  • Predominance of PowerPoint as a legitimate corporate communication genre
  • Overview of PowerPoint use in corporate strategic knowledge development
  • The role of presentation design in strategic messaging discussions
  • PowerPoint strengths and weaknesses in team presentation development
  • Tools that enhance collaboration around slide and presentation creation