Two full days of  exciting learning!

Join and learn from the brightest minds in the presentation industry and become a presenter that stands out from the crowd.

April 16

Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC +2

April 17

Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC +2

Our Moderators

Boris and Iva, the Founders of Presentation Agency 356labs and the organizers of Present to Succeed will help you and our incredible trainers extract as much as possible from each masterclass. Get yourself ready, get your questions ready and enjoy becoming an even better presenter by learning from some of the best!

Boris Hristov
Iva Nachkova

Boris
Hristov

Iva

Nachkova

Introduction to conference

Join us for the opening statement, overall logistics, and everything that we have planned for you on Day 1 of Present to Succeed. There's a lot happening in each of the days so make sure you make it for this one as you may end up missing on some serious opportunities!

09:45 - 09:55

09:00 - 09:50

We've been lied to. As presenters and speakers we are told to tell stories from the day we first stand up in front of a boardroom - but stories are not enough and  which stories matter anyway?


In this short talk, acclaimed speaker and speaker coach Rich Mulholland will change the way you think about the stories you tell forever, giving you practical tools for unleashing the power of a story well sold in a way that will impact your audience and get  the results you desire.

Nobody cares about your story!

Richard Mulholland

Founder of Missing Link presentation agency

10:00 - 10:45

Need a print-design solution, but unsure where to start? Open PowerPoint. No, seriously! This underutilised software can easily format to any document type or size so you can create with ease and visualise your message beautifully. Learn how to save yourself time, resources, and sanity while elevating the visual appeal and impact of your print designs in PowerPoint - it’s not just for presentations. Join PowerPoint expert, Tom Howell, as he runs you through the wide range of design possibilities and conveniences available through this underappreciated (and often poorly used) design program. Gain the skills and insights to take control of your print design assets.

Beyond a Presentation: Designing Beautiful Documents in PowerPoint

Tom Howell

Founder and creative director of Synapsis Creative

10:00 - 10:45

In this session, you will learn to:

1. Craft powerful storylines through a step by step, concrete methodology for business presentations

2. Synergically interact with your slides to keep the audience attention during your pitch

3. Frame your audience, define the objective to change them and overcome persuasion resistances

4. Leverage the Lean mindset to design a pitch presentation twice as fast as you do today

5. Apply the science of persuasion to make your pitch presentation irresistible 

How To Pitch a Business Idea and Persuade the Audience To Act

Maurizio La Cava

CEO at MLC Presentation Design Consulting

11:00 - 11:45

What do PowerPoint and pepperoni pizza have in common? And what is the presentation equivalent of a pinch of salt?

Learn about all the ingredients that make up the perfect design for every presentation occasion. Let’s start cooking!

The Commonality Between Slide Design and Home Cooking. A Recipe for Successful Slides

Paul van Hattem

Founder of Mr.Prezident

11:00 - 11:45

Starting with a blank piece of paper, this session will guide you through the 5 stages of persuasive presentation story development.


You’ll learn how to build from a strong foundation by applying techniques like ‘Audience Heatmapping’ to ensure your content delivers value to attendees. We’ll share the processes used to create compelling messaging for a range of presentation formats and audiences. And we’ll open the box on how to apply different story structures to deliver results and drive action. 

Building a Persuasive Presentation Story from the Ground Up

Simon Morton

Founder of Eyeful Presentations

12:00 - 12:45

Dive behind the scenes of graphic design for presenters as Bart shows you some of the tricks and techniques used for delivering amazing presentation content. In this session you’ll learn more about:

- the design process going from briefing to delivery

- how apps like Photoshop and Illustrator are used in the design process

- how stock content like templates, images and fonts speed up production

- and how AI-driven technology can make the difference when designing for on-time delivery


Presentation design: how Adobe Creative Cloud closes the gap

Bart Van de Wiele

Principal Solutions Consultant at Adobe

12:00 - 12:30

Starting with a blank piece of paper, this session will guide you through the 5 stages of persuasive presentation story development.


You’ll learn how to build from a strong foundation by applying techniques like ‘Audience Heatmapping’ to ensure your content delivers value to attendees. We’ll share the processes used to create compelling messaging for a range of presentation formats and audiences. And we’ll open the box on how to apply different story structures to deliver results and drive action. 

Building a Persuasive Presentation Story from the Ground Up

Simon Morton

Founder of Eyeful Presentations

12:00 - 12:45

Get inspired by the Canva team who will walk you through how Canva can supercharge your presentations with our professionally designed templates; guide you on creating an impactful presentation with even more magic and collaborating with your team on every presentation with ease. PLUS even more importantly the Canva team will give you all the tips and tricks to make sure you enjoy creating presentations and engage your audience within a couple of clicks.

Enjoy Presentations with Canva

Nick Belshaw

Design Educator at Canva

Rob Kawalsky

Head of Product at Canva

12:35 - 13:00

 

Lunch Break

 

13:00 - 14:00

 

Lunch Break

 

13:00 - 14:00

Presenters love to kill their speech, their content, their story with disclaimers, meta talk, and other noise. The result? Indifference, boredom, zzzzz. Rhetorical devices are rhetorical orgasms. Aposiopesis, epizeuxis, paralipsis, ... - let's spice up your story for absolute audience pleasure. 

Rhetorical Orgasms - Spicing up Your Story with Rhetorical Devices

Florian Mueck

Co-creator of the world’s first public speaking board game RHETORIC

14:00 - 14:45

PowerPoint is the basis for much of the content you use every day, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull, and boring. This session will help you revolutionize the way you use it to make your presentations and other materials more effective using visuals, diagrams, and animations. It should allow you to immediately do something new and different in PowerPoint.


The session will be a mix of presenting (theory, processes, and best practices), and live demonstration of the techniques so that you can use them yourself in PowerPoint. It covers productivity tips on creating content, quick formatting, and easy animation. It will help enhance your content with better design techniques, image manipulation, and animation. And it will inspire you to create sophisticated interactive content. Steps to take: 1. Attend this session. 2. Become a PowerPoint Legend.

Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

Ingrid Mengdehl

Senior Designer at BrightCarbon

Richard Goring

Director at BrightCarbon

14:00 - 14:45

While you are faced with a wondrous array of available media and presentation options, one thing always remains the same: the human brain of your target Audience that must make sense of, remember, and act on your presentations and messaging. This session will lay out specific, practical, techniques and strategies from the field of story science for you to immediately apply to improve your control over the influence your presentations exert. You’ll learn the simple story elements that control your brain—and then see how to use those elements to your own advantage!

That Reminds Me of a Story….How the Elements of Story Control the Effectiveness of Your Presentations

Kendall Haven

Wrote numerous books on how story controls human understanding and meaning

15:00 - 15:45

A well-built template can be a huge timesaver, especially for those who don’t use PowerPoint every day. Conversely, a broken template wastes users’ time and increases their frustration.


But how do you tell the difference?


In this session, we’re going to walk you through the top ten things that we look for when reviewing a template. We’ll share our best advice for making your templates function properly for everyone who will use them. 


Tackling Templates: The Top Ten

Echo Swinford

PowerPoint MVP since 2000 and the go-to person on the topic of PPT templates

Julie Terberg

PowerPoint MVP, director of the Presentation Guild and the host of Inspired by Design

15:00 - 15:45

Stories are engaging and persuasive. The audience loves a good story, the speakers look great and sound mesmerising when they tell one. So, where's the catch? What are the dangers, the limits, the risks, the pitfalls of storytelling? What are the situations in which we need to avoid storytelling like plague? 

The Dangers of Storytelling

Alexei Kapterev

Author of Presentation Secrets

16:00 - 16:45

Audiences are changing and becoming more diverse by the day. And audience wants and needs are evolving as are the expectations of speakers who need to consider age, gender, ethnicity, physical abilities, language barriers, and even attention spans. This session will cover the use of technology, design, accessibility and more to create inclusive presentations for audiences of all types.

Inclusive Presenting

Nolan Haims

20+ years of experience in visual communications

16:00 - 16:45

Fast track your growth in delivering high-stakes presentations from lessons others have learned the hard way. You will be surprised to learn the personal challenges and conflict that the most eloquent speakers fight through in order to deliver with authenticity, confidence, and charisma. Scott Karman, Principal of Silver Fox Productions, will share the unseen stories of selected keynote performances that can help you determine who you are as a speaker and how to become the speaker you want to be. Get a unique view of what really goes on behind the curtain before, during, and after high-stakes keynotes.

Backstage Pass: Lessons to Learn from Real-Life Executive Keynote Speakers

Scott Karman

Owner and Principal of Silver Fox Productions

17:00 - 17:45

Are your data visualizations inspiring action or obscuring your valuable insights? If your stakeholders are falling asleep instead of singing your praises, you may not have the tools to deliver data stories in an actionable way. This session will equip you with a powerful data storytelling methodology that informs decisions, sparks ideas, inspires action, and makes YOU indispensable.


 If you’re ready for your valuable insights to get noticed and acted upon, this is the session for you.


After this training, you’ll be able to:

  1. Leverage keywords to determine the objective of your visualization

  2. Ask five foolproof questions for powerfully framing your important insights

  3. Provide enough contextual information to ensure you’re telling the whole story

  4. Design your visuals with brain-friendly aesthetics best practices

  5. How to avoid the most common data viz violations you might be making

4 Simple Steps to Creating and Presenting Healthy, Actionable Data Stories

Lea Pica

Creator of the Data Presentation + Storytelling Boot Camp and PICA Protocol™

17:00 - 17:45

Introduction for the day

Join us for the opening statement, overall logistics, and everything that we have planned for you on Day 2 of Present to Succeed. There's a lot happening in each of the days so make sure you make it for this one as you may end up missing on some serious opportunities!

09:45 - 09:55

Boris
Hristov

Iva

Nachkova

9:45 - 9:55

What does it mean to be mindful during your presentation and why is it important? In this session, Peter delves into the subtle notions and behaviors that will help you share your message better, create even stronger connection with your audience, and feel more in control when while presenting. 

The Mindful Behaviors of an Exceptional Presenter

Peter Hopwood

Global Speaker Coach / Pitch & Storytelling Consultant / TEDx Coach

10:00 - 10:45

Are you building a presentation from scratch and don't know where to start? Not sure how to pick the right colors / typography / visuals and keep the style of your presentation cohesive and clean? In this session I'll show you the creative process of styling a presentation. We are going to collect visual inspiration and references, create a moodboard and learn how to transform it into the design of our slides.

Styling your Presentations: Mood board and Resources

Katya Kovalenko

Author of 2 courses on Presentation Design and Data Visualization on Domestika

10:00 - 10:45

Meetings have shifted online, so naturally they’re less effective, right? Hell no! Discover how virtual meetings can be more dynamic, personalized and engaging for audiences than in-person meetings ever could.

Virtual Meeting Revolution: How To Maximize Your Online Impact

Luke Goetting

Award-winning presentation specialist and founder of Puffingston Presentations

11:00 - 11:45

This session will help you discover how to create a gorgeous Prezi presentation that when shared with our Prezi Video virtual camera; allows you to bring that content onto the screen with you in a way that is memorable AND enables you to keep that all important eye contact and human connection. An incredibly rich Prezi session that takes you from the very basics of making your own Prezi to the most advanced techniques.

Mastering Live Virtual Presentations: How to design and deliver stunning Prezi Video presentations and share them live

Spencer Waldron

Director of Global Brand Commnications at Prezi

11:00 - 11:45

In this session, you’ll learn how to work around unforeseen disruptions, from your tech to tricky questions that may want to put you down. 


Get the ins & out of one of the most powerful techniques for delivering a powerful presentation, used from actors to presidents of states. 


Get smart at presentations: From handling disruptions to tricky questions & never miss a beat.

Verineia Codrean

Top public speaking coach

12:00 - 12:45

We get it. You want to be a better presenter and you’re looking for tips and tools to help you. In this session we’ll cover how to utilize the power of Pickit to build story-driven decks, design beautiful slides, and deliver virtual presentations with impact. Sound intriguing? See you online!

Level up your speaking skills with the help of the world’s #1 PowerPoint app

Henrik Bergqvist

Founder & Co-CEO, Pickit

Brad Hawkes

Marketing Director, Pickit

12:00 - 12:25

In this session, you’ll learn how to work around unforeseen disruptions, from your tech to tricky questions that may want to put you down. 


Get the ins & out of one of the most powerful techniques for delivering a powerful presentation, used from actors to presidents of states. 


Get smart at presentations: From handling disruptions to tricky questions & never miss a beat.

Verineia Codrean

Top public speaking coach

12:00 - 12:45

How much time do you spend working with PowerPoint? Are you always happy with the results? In this session, we will share insights from the world’s largest market research regarding PowerPoint usage and share best practices from well-known firms that implemented add-ins to boost their PowerPoint productivity and brand consistency! Ready to build better slides faster? This session is your session.

PowerPoint on Steroids: How to create stunning presentations in less time

Stephan Kuhnert

Co-founder of empower®

12:35 - 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:00

The best presentations don’t start with selling. Or persuading. Or even changing mindsets. The world’s greatest presentations are about giving audiences shared EXPERIENCES that go on to do these things.

And for an audience to experience something, they need to become an active part of it – not just a passive passenger.

This session will explore the different types of learners every audience will have, how to create an emotional connection with them all, and what will make them part of an experience they will never forget.

Forging emotional connections with your audience …even when they’re not in the room

Liz Booth

Senior Presentation Experience Specialist, Buffalo7

Jaz Isherwood

Senior Presentation Experience Specialist, Buffalo7

14:00 - 14:45

Most of us can login to Google Slides for the first time and figure out the basic functionality. However, if you’re using Google Slides for business purposes ‘just getting by’ is not enough. You need to be able to boost your productivity and make content quickly.


Lucky for you, BrightCarbon, the presentation experts, have already done the heavy lifting in getting to know this software intimately. This 50-minute session will teach you how to zip around Google Slides like you’ve been using it for years.

Google Slides Presentation Design

Vincent Thompson

Principal Design Consultant at BrightCarbon

14:00 - 14:45

Through a scientific understanding of human social behavior, with body language techniques and years of experience working at the highest levels of business communication through digital mediums, Mark will give you the best techniques to stand out, gain trust and credibility when you are making presentations virtually; he will help you understand exactly what you can do during video calls to “read the room” and assess the reaction others are having to you, amend and adjust your tact to be most compelling, as well as to influence and persuade others to get the results you are after. You will learn to show that you are dialed towards empathy and connection with others, to be more compelling over virtual mediums, to listen and observe others more effectively, show energy and trigger positivity – all

within the context of the current changes we all share.

Win Trust & Gain A New Credibility - On Video Call Virtually From Home

Mark Bowden

#1 Body Language Professional in the world, best-selling author and speaker

15:00 - 15:45

PowerPoint is not the same Microsoft product you have come to know over the years. We have reinvented the features and functionality to help you become a more successful presenter. What does this mean? We are not just focused on the presentation itself, and instead assisting you along your entire presentation journey. Microsoft PowerPoint leverages AI to help you polish your presentation from start to finish – from designing the slides with Designer, to practicing your presentation with Presenter Coach, to delivering your presentation with Live Presentations. Learn about the latest and greatest features you should be using today with PowerPoint. We have reinvented our beloved product to support your presentation needs and make you a more successful presenter!

PowerPoint Reinvented: How PowerPoint will help you be a more successful presenter in today’s ever-changing environment 

Shawn Villaron

Head of Product for PowerPoint

15:00 - 15:45

Chase Hughes, regarded as a world-leading expert in what makes us all tick, spent years crafting techniques for intelligence operatives. In this invaluable talk, Chase breaks down the missing ingredient in persuasion. The 'S-Factor', and how you can use it immediately to change the results you get in life. Almost all of our lives, we depend on talking to other humans to get our results. Learn how to leverage this new knowledge immediately to persuade, influence, and have what we all want more of: choice.

Extreme persuasion: The one factor you'll never hear about that makes all the difference

Chase Hughes

America's leading behavior expert and best-selling author of 3 books on human behavior

16:00 - 16:45

Are you searching for professional development support in your corporate job or guidance growing your presentation design business? Echo and Sandy have been in the industry since –forever – and will share their insights into industry resources that will help you reach your goals, including where to find presentation design and speaker training, meaningful PowerPoint certification, networking opportunities with your peers, access to experts in the business, and so much more. Drop in for a good conversation with your new best friends.

Set up for success: a guide to resources, skills, and community in the presentation industry

Echo Swinford

PowerPoint MVP since 2000 and the go-to person on the topic of PPT templates

Sandra

Johnson

Co-founder of The Presentation Guild

16:00 - 16:45

Presenting is an art. Your computer and presentation software should be setup to assist, and not hinder. This hands-on, live walk through of Troy's computer and PowerPoint setup and recommendations for presenters is full of insights, tips and tricks. Each of the setup options covered is active on the TLC Creative Services fleet of design production and show computers. Default configurations can be updated with the goal to prevent both the computer and PowerPoint from interfering with your presentation.


18 Computer Setup and PowerPoint Settings That Will Make Life Better for Presenters

Troy Chollar

Co-founder of TLC Creative Services, Inc.

17:00 - 17:45

How we present and what we present is equally important. Your brand story is more than a pretty graphic — it’s about how we connect our ideas with visuals that speak to our audience. 

No matter your story, Apple Keynote can open new presentation possibilities that you can’t achieve in PowerPoint or Google Slides. Learn how to harness the power of Apple Keynote to create interactive animations, save time with branded templates, and learn how to use visual communication to tell a powerful story. 

Elevating Your Brand Story with Apple Keynote

Nicte Cuevas

Nicte Creative Design

17:00 - 17:45

Tickets

The premium ticket gives you everything the event can offer. Learn from the best, access everything and connect with anyone for as little as €179!

The VIP and Standard tickets present you two other options to enjoy the event. One that goes even beyond the event itself and one that will suite everyone on a tight budget.

Full refund 7 days after purchase.
No questions asked.

Premium

Access to all 20+ sessions

Customizable agenda

Network, chat and meet all sponsors

Create connections and ask questions through 1:1 meetings or chat channels

Participate in the Raffle and win prizes

Desktop & mobile access

Lifetime access to all session recordings

Exclusive Slack community to get your presentation questions answered

​1-year subscription to world’s #1 PowerPoint app, Pickit Enterprise, valued at €200

€179

BEST VALUE

Standard

€99

Access to all 20+ sessions

Customizable agenda

Network, chat and meet all sponsors

Create connections and ask questions through 1:1 meetings or chat channels

Participate in the Raffle and win prizes

Desktop & mobile access

7-day access to all session
recordings after the event

​1-year subscription to world’s #1 PowerPoint app, Pickit Enterprise, valued at €200

VIP

€299

Access to all 20+ sessions

Customizable agenda

Network, chat and meet all sponsors

Create connections and ask questions through 1:1 meetings or chat channels

Participate in the Raffle and win prizes

Desktop & mobile access

Lifetime access to all session recordings

Lifetime access to all masterclass recordings

Exclusive Slack community to get your presentation questions answered

30-minute private consulting with 356labs after the event

​1-year subscription to world’s #1 PowerPoint app, Pickit Enterprise, valued at €200

April 15

Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC +2

Masterclasses

Immerse yourself into one or more of the truly unique 4-hour masterclasses with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

You will learn:


  1. Insights on how to approach the right mindset

  2. Essential, creative and advanced delivery techniques

  3. How to make anxiety work for you as a presenter

  4. Embracing your voice as your strongest influencer

  5. Why emotions rule in the eyes and ears of the listener

The Great Delivery Playbook:
On Stage & Online

A comprehensive resourceful toolkit to maximize impact, strengthen delivery processes and truly connect with your audience

Peter Hopwood

Global Speaker Coach / Pitch & Storytelling Consultant / TEDx Coach

SOLD OUT

09:30 - 13:30

You will learn:


  1. The most important fundamental principles of (slide) design

  2. How to deal with boring bullet points

  3. What visuals to choose and how to find them

  4. The seven building blocks for a strong design

  5. The power of a well-built template

Slide Design: The Essentials

Understand the basics of slide design and learn how to create effective and stunning slides

Maarten van der Schaal

Author of "Slide Design"

SOLD OUT

09:30 - 13:30

You will learn:


  1. What is the true definition of "story" and "storytelling"

  2. What are the 8 essential elements of stories

  3. How does the brain “make sense” and “create meaning”

  4. How to apply the Story Influence Model in your presentations

  5. Why does storytelling really work and what is neuroscience telling us

Your Brain on Story

Using the Science of Story to Better Persuade, Inspire, Influence, and Teach

Kendall Haven

Wrote numerous books on how story controls human understanding and meaning

SOLD OUT

14:00 - 18:00

You will learn:


  1. What are the most common mistakes when presenting data

  2. How data visualizations can manipulate audiences

  3. What are the best practices for formatting charts in PowerPoint & Excel

  4. What is the step-by-step process of creating “1-second charts”

  5. How to build advanced graphs like bullet, unit chart and more

Present Your Data

Crafting Data Visualizations That Help You Effectively Communicate Your Story

Nolan Haims

20+ years of experience in visual communications

SOLD OUT

14:00 - 18:00

Conference End and Special Announcement

We have some exciting news we want to share with you after the last session, so stay online to see what's coming up next for Present to Succeed in 2022! We know we impressed you with ths speaker line up this year but next year will be even more special! 

17:50 - 18:00

Boris
Hristov

Iva

Nachkova

17:50 - 18:00