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September 2017: Mike Robertson’s “No Power and No Point: Why Your Slides Suck & How To Make ’em Soar

September 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm



Blaming PowerPoint for boring slides is like blaming the paintbrush for a lousy painting. Mike Robertson is a nationally-known expert in creating amazing, magical slides for his own presentations and for many of the top speakers in the USA and he’s coming to share his secrets with NSA-Northwest. This idea-packed workshop will give you dozens of ways to transform your own slides into works of art that will delight your audiences and help them retain your information much longer.

Attendees will learn:
1. A fundamentally new way to think about/create innovative slides;
2. How EVERY element of a slide can be customized, energized, and improved;
2. How interactive techniques can increase your impact and retention with your audience.
12:30 – 1:00 pm: Networking
1:00 – 1:05 pm: Welcome and introduction of program speaker
1:05 pm: Mike Robertson
4:00 pm: Meeting adjourns

Mike Robertson is creativity in a loud suit. As a professional speaker, he draws on a lifetime of chasing one creative rabbit after another: music, magic, writing, acting, graphic design, painting. All those paths unite in his unique approach to speaking while incorporating innovative and surprising visuals. He has led packed breakout sessions at four NSA national events, including INFLUENCE 2017, and has also presented at 20 individual NSA chapters.
Mike has written four books, including The Pizza, The Peach, & The Platypus—an accompaniment to his signature keynote speech on creativity, The Art of Readiness. He lives in Austin with his wife of 30 years, Lisa, a videographer and documentarian. They have one daughter, Lindsey, a writer and performer in Los Angeles. Mike Robertson believes that life is an art project and he tries to add an interesting page/color/melody to his own life every single day.


September 15
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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