Hello December, the finale to 2018!

This month The PowerPoint Blog continues the TLC Creative tradition of our Top 10 for the year on our Facebook page. Here on The PowerPoint Blog we several FREE holiday themed PowerPoint downloads and our design team PowerPoint holiday animation! Over at The Presentation Podcast we first have a guest episode where we talk about presenting like there are no mistakes (a not to be missed episode for anyone that presents!), and then our annual year-in-review conversation. It is a great month to enjoy everything!

Troy @ TLC

By |2018-10-24T12:20:28-07:00December 1st, 2018|Personal|


Wow, November – 2018 is getting close to being over!

This month I have gathered up PowerPoint formatting tips and tricks from our design team, with a special focus on Master Slide and Master Layout formatting. For The Presentation Podcast we have a conversation about the 2018 Presentation Summit session topics “Filling in Sandy On the Presentation Summit” and a conversation about managing projects and watching for additional add-ons “Scope Creep and the Boiling Frog”.

Troy @ TLC

By |2018-10-24T12:19:28-07:00November 1st, 2018|Personal|

NXPowerLite Blog (and Troy Chollar Quote)

NXPowerlite is a great app that TLC Creative Services has made use of for several years. The  current version, Desktop 8, was the biggest release for new features. I was happily asked to contribute input and ideas as the Neuxpower team was busy strategizing the big release. On a recent Neuxpower blog they talked about the Custom Profiles and to my surprise, I was a part of the blog!

Check out the blog post here.

Troy @ TLC

By |2018-08-19T14:48:59-07:00September 3rd, 2018|Personal, Resource/Misc|

August is Windows 10 Month!

August is here (amazing)! I lost a week while travelling, but have the balance of August planned out for the blog.

Microsoft has done a lot since the release of Windows 10, which has become my favorite version they have released (and I started my computing journey prior to Windows 95!). Some of the recent fine tuning improvements can directly relate to our presentation world, or being more efficient and saving us time for more presentation design. So if you work on the Windows OS, hopefully a few of these will be new and helpful tips.


Troy @ TLC

By |2018-08-13T09:01:26-07:00August 11th, 2018|Personal|

Caution: SCAM Email – Notification: You’ve (1) New Doͼument

Recently, our team has received several spam emails claiming to be from Box, Dropbox and now OneDrive. The subject will likely claim something along the lines of “Notification: You’ve (1) New Document).” Although it’s clearly a spam email, if you’re even slightly unsure, don’t click on the link and go directly to the source instead.


– Troy @ TLC

By |2018-04-25T14:07:59-07:00April 25th, 2018|Personal|

The Presentation Summit – Next Month!

Where are you going to be at the end of September? If you are involved in the Presentation Industry (designer, speaker, coordinator, trainer, etc.), I recommend attending the only conference exclusively focused on Presentations!

No, this is not a paid endorsement. I have attended and been an invited presenter at almost every Presentation Summit since it began. And I truly believe this is a conference of peers, learning, sharing and having a great time. So if you can make it there, I highly recommend it.

And I am just a happy attendee this year. Sorry, no sessions on animation, multimedia or design from me (not that I am at a loss for session ideas!). But I need to leave the summit early for an international project. So, this year there are few great things:

  • TLC Creative Services’ amazingly talented Co-founder (and my lovely wife), Lori Chollar, will be at the Summit with everyone.
  • I have no stress or schedule for presenting – so please say hello, show me your great work, or ask any technical questions – I am completely free to talk and enjoy being with so many great presentation industry people (at least Sunday through Tuesday morning)!

Hope to see you in Florida next month at the Presentation Summit!

Troy @ TLC

By |2017-08-14T04:58:04-07:00August 14th, 2017|Personal, Resource/Misc, The PowerPoint® Blog|
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