Dishing it Up with Presentation Industry Experts: Rick Altman, Carmen Simon, Mike Parkinson, Nolan Haims and Editor, Dave Zielinski

By Sharyn Fitzpatrick

rsz_250Creating successful presentations is more than just software, according to Rick Altman, the host of the Presentation Summit. Watch the webinar recording and see for yourself what an engaging conversation we had on the state of the presentation industry with thought leaders – Rick Altman, Carmen Simon, Mike Parkinson, Nolan Haims and PresentationXpert editor, Dave Zielinski. Presentations are way of life in corporate America but doing it right requires skill, creativity and great techniques. Our webinar panel dished on what techniques and tools are trending right now. They shared real-life examples of design challenges each one faces and how they solve them. This is also a glimpse at what types of conversations you will find at the Presentation Summit in New Orleans, September 27-30.

Meet Our Panelists

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Speaker Bios:

Dave Zielinski
Editor, PresentationXpert

Dave has covered the presentations, training and communications fields as a journalist for more than 20 years. He is a former award-winning writer for Presentations Magazine and has been a contributing writer for The Toastmaster magazine since 2004. He also is editor of Master Presenter, a book on high-impact presentation skills published by John Wiley-Pfieffer in 2013.

Rick Altman
Presentation Summit

Rick has been hosting end-user conferences since 1989. He is the author of 15 books on presentations and graphics, including “Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck…and how you can make them better.”

Nolan Haims
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP

With more than 20 years’ experience in the field of visual communications, Nolan helps organizations and individuals show up differently and tell better stories with fewer words. As a designer and art director, he has created high-end presentations, keynote addresses and pitches for Fortune 500 CEOs, leading financial institutions, top foundations, and all the major television networks. Nolan trains organizations to think visually and to create and give more effective presentations. He speaks at national conferences, writes extensively on visual storytelling and is recognized by Microsoft as a PowerPoint MVP.

In a past life, Nolan was an award-winning magician and juggler and performed with the Moscow Circus and Vermont’s Circus Smirkus before turning to theatre. He directed and wrote professionally, creating stories on stages in New York and around the country for a decade.

Mike Parkinson
Billion Dollar Graphics

Mike Parkinson is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation expert, solution and strategy expert, award-winning author, trainer, and popular public speaker. He is a key contributor on multi-billion dollar projects and helps Fortune 500 companies improve their success rates. Mike shares his expertise through books like Billion Dollar Graphics, articles, and online tools. He is also partner at 24 Hour Company (, a premier creative services firm.

Dr. Carmen Simon
Rexi Media

Dr. Simon has helped companies revolutionize the way they communicate and relate to their employees and clients. A co-founder at Rexi Media, Carmen’s focus is on communication design, applied in face-to-face, virtual, or on-demand settings. A published author, she has kept audiences alert and entertained in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, China, and Japan.

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