Interviews of people who enrich presentations and PowerPoint.
Last Updated: March 3rd 2009
McChrystal is the founder and CEO of Accent Technologies.
During the early years, Accent’s focus was on high-end presentation
development and management services for corporate clients. Today,
Librarian is used by many Global 2000 companies to manage and distribute
documents and presentation materials to global offices and mobile
sale forces. In this interview, Pete
discusses PowerPoint, DAM and ADM...
Doyle heads Visual Exemplars Ltd, a UK based company that
creates Perspector, the popular add-in for PowerPoint that allows
you to use animated 3D objects and effects inside PowerPoint. Adrian
has worked in the IT sector for many years implementing large scale
business and enterprise applications for clients including British
Airways and the UK's Inland Revenue. He also has managed new start-up
companies in the Internet sector and helped to turn them into successful
businesses. In this interview, Adrian discusses
Perspector, 3D and PowerPoint...
Stein is Camtasia Studio product manager at TechSmith Corporation
in Okemos, Michigan. He has over a decade of experience in technology
services and product management and has worked with start-ups, Fortune
500 companies, and small businesses. In addition to developing the
strategic product roadmap and promotion of Camtasia Studio, he works
with TechSmith’s development team and customers to formulate
In this interview, Troy discusses Camtasia, his role at TechSmith, PowerPoint and more...
Endicott is a nationally-recognized consultant, designer, speaker
specializing in professional presentation messaging, design and delivery.
Jim has been a Jesse H. Neal award-winning columnist for Presentations magazine with his contributions to the magazine's Creative Techniques column. Jim has also contributed presentation-related content in magazines like Business Week, Consulting and Selling Power as well as a being a paid contributor for a number of industry-related websites.
In this interview, Jim discusses PowerPoint, presentation training and more. Read here...
Ferrone, Managing Partner of Matton Images LLC, a complete royalty
free resource, has worked in the stock photo industry since 1987.
He has served at Vice President of Index Stock Imagery's International
Sales Division sas well as managed their domestic sales office in
Los Angeles. Chris is also President of Retrofile.com which licenses
rights-managed and royalty free vintage stock imagery world-wide through
a variety of agents and other distribution channels. He is also currently
the President of the North American stock photo industry trade association,
the Picture Archive Council of America.
In this interview, Chris discusses "royalty free" and usage of images in PowerPoint. Read the interview here...
Marcovitz is Associate Professor in the Education Department and
Director of Graduate Programs in Educational Technology at Loyola
College. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where he studied support
for technology in elementary schools. He has taught computer applications
and computer programming at the high school level, and he has worked
as a technology specialist in a high school. Prior to coming to Loyola
College, he taught in the educational technology program at Florida
In this interview, David discusses VBA, education and PowerPoint. Read the interview here...
Tomsen Bukovec is a Lead Program Manager with Visio at Microsoft.
Mai-lan has been with Microsoft for five years, working on Microsoft
Commerce Server, Microsoft Transaction Server, and Visio. She is the
author of two technology books for business managers and multiple
articles in MSDN Magazine. Mai-lan is currently working on the next
version of Visio.
In this interview, Mai-lan discusses Visio, graphics and PowerPoint. Read the interview here...
P. Fisher provides audio, video, music, writing, training, and
media production services. He also writes about music, sound, and
video for print and the Web. He's published six books including: Instant
Sound Forge (CMP, 2004), The
Voice Actor's Guide to Home Recording (with Harlan Hogan, Artistpro.com,
2004), and Profiting
From Your Music and Sound Project Studio (Allworth Press, 2001).
In this interview, Jeffrey discusses sound, recording, voice-overs and their relation to PowerPoint. Don't miss Jeffrey's hardware recommendations for recording voice-overs for PowerPoint presentations. Read the interview here...
Saulsberry is one of the top voice-over talents in the United
States, and author of the new book, You
Can Bank on Your Voice. For more than a decade the Detroit native
and University of Michigan graduate has given voice to many successful
commercial campaigns, including Toyota Camry, Alpo, Verizon, and numerous
movie trailers such as, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Finding Forrester,
Tupac Resurrection, Friday and Dumb & Dumberer. Saulsberry, the
voice of Joe Robbie Robertson on the cartoon series Spider-Man, resides
in Agoura, California.
Read the interview here...
Kuznetsov is a Program Manager for PowerPoint in Microsofts
Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU). Currently, he drives the development
of PowerPoint, and in the past has shipped PowerPoint 2001 and PowerPoint
X, as well as worked on a few Mac Internet products.
Kuznetsovs work interests are in the areas of productivity and multimedia software development, user interface design, and, of course, beautiful PowerPoint presentations.
Read the interview here...
Finkelstein is the author of How
To Do Everything with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (and 2002)
and a regular contributor to Presentations magazine, where she writes
for the Creative Techniques column.
Her company, Ellen Finkelstein, Inc. helps clients create presentations that communicate clearly and achieve their goals. She maintains a Web site at www.ellenfinkelstein.com that offers PowerPoint tips and a selection of free backgrounds.
Read the interview here...
Stannard is the CEO of SmartDraw.com, a provider of business graphics
software. Stannard started the company in 1994 with no debt, no capital,
and no outside funding. Recognized for its explosive growth by Deloitte & Touche
and Inc Magazine, SmartDraw.com generates more than 2 million visitors
In this interview, Paul discusses SmartDraw, visuals and PowerPoint. He also speaks about SmartDraw's success story, their support infrastructure and shares some trivia.
Read the interview here...
Doyle is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Of Impatica.
He has founded several successful high technology companies including
Computer Innovations which became Canadas largest personal computer
sales and service organization with revenues of over one billion dollars
annually. Mr. Doyle served as a member of Canadas National Advisory
Council on the Information Highway and on the Ministers Council on
Educational Technology. He started his career as a Systems Engineer
with IBM Corporation and co-founded Impatica in 1998.
In this interview, Michael talks about Impatica, online rich media and PowerPoint...
Jacobs is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional).
Right now, Kathy's professional time is spent writing, supporting
her site, and answering PowerPoint and other questions.
The rest of the time goes into email, Girl Scouts, and outdoor cooking (especially using Dutch Ovens). She has a husband who is also a computer nerd and outdoor cook. They live in Phoenix AZ and love the weather.
In this interview, Kathy talks about PowerPoint, support systems like MVPs and newsgroups and presentation skills. Read here...
Wilder is guest lecturer at conferences, business shows and corporate
events. She recently did a web talk for The National Investor Relations
Group. She is the creator of three presentation seminars: "The
Winning Presentations Seminar,"
"The Winning Presentations Sales Seminar;" and "Creating
PowerPoint Presentations That Get Your Point Across."
She offers "The Winning Presentations Seminar publicly about six
times a year. She also licenses this seminar to companies and consultants
She is the author of two presentation books: The Presentations Kit: 10 Steps For Selling Your Ideas! and Point, Click & Wow! A Quick Guide to Brilliant Laptop Presentations.
In this interview, Claudyne discusses presentations, presentations and presentations - and a thousand ideas to improve them...