Monthly Archives: August 2008

My PowerPoint Summer: Five Intern Tales

  What’s it like to work on the world’s leading presentation software program… for three months?

  This episode is a bit of a change of pace, as we take advantage of a pretty geeky
opportunity to talk with five guys who chose to spend their summer vacation
interning on the Microsoft PowerPoint development team. 

Direct from the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus,  we sit down with (pictured left to right) Trevor Florence, Nirav Sanghani, Mike Rodgers, Jesse Harvey, and Luiz Franca Pereira Filho to learn all about their Microsoft California Summer adventure. 







It’s a fun and informative change of pace episode.  Enjoy!

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Links mentioned in the podcast, and a few more:

Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus

PowerPoint Team: Introducing the 2008 Summer Interns

Slide:ology – It’s Out Now!

The big brown UPS truck stopped by today. It always seems like a good omen when UPS rolls up the street – it’s always something we want to see, to have, to share with others. 

Today was no exception. A flat heavy box. Torn open… a very nice surprise: Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. After so many months of anticipation, here it is at last. 

know I’ve said this before, but this is a book you need. If
you haven’t listened to Nancy Duarte, Doug Neff, and Michael Moon
discuss the origins, content, and future of Slide:ology, you should go back and check it out.

Still not convinced? Follow the link
to Amazon and click on the picture of the book cover marked Search Inside. Click the “Surprise Me” link in the table of contents. This will make a random jump into the book content. You’ll have trouble finding a page that won’t entice you to read further and further.


Ah the smell of a new book…


And the Duarte team keeps on giving. The
Slide:ology web site and blog launched! Even without buying the book you can check out much of the materials that went into the book, along with additional content, training, resources and links, and a fairly regularly blog.  Nancy, Doug and
Michael have been tag-teaming through a series of personal, entertaining, and educational entries.  Again, very much worth your time.

Now, for those of you who are saying “OK,
I get it, I’ve ordered it, get on with the next subject!” Thanks for reading this far. Yes, I hear
you.  Moving
on. The next podcast is recorded, being edited, and probably out after a short
weekend trip. The biggest roundtable yet!  Six voices all taking about
their unique experiences with PowerPoint this summer. It s a fun change-up discussion that I’m anxious to share with you.

Until then, happy Summer reading!