What is the Presentation Guild?

The roles and capabilities of presentation professionals are not well understood by the general public. We want to establish an appropriate category—recognized as a legitimate and influential industry—with the hope that it comes into common use. We formed the Presentation Guild to promote the presentation design and production industry as a profession.

Why a Presentation Guild?

Presentations are an influential force in business communications. The Presentation Guild wants to establish both support and certification for professionals in this industry. Similar organizations exist for graphic designers, color specialists, audiovisual experts, videographers and photographers, and speakers. We will educate, represent, and provide a forum for those who make their living as presenters and presentation creators and support professionals. We chose the name Presentation Guild because we love the connotation of master craftsmen and artisans, which represents our industry well. We also believe in the cooperative nature of a guild and want to keep that feeling throughout our association and our industry.

Who is the Presentation Guild?

The Presentation Guild’s Board of Directors are presenters, presentation designers, trainers, Microsoft MVPs, and software experts: Rick Altman, Geetesh Bajaj, Ric Bretschneider, Charles Cranford, Sandy Johnson, Stephy Lewis, Marshall Makstein, Tony Ramos, Steve Rindsberg, Glenna Shaw, and Echo Swinford. Together they have nearly 300 years of experience in developing presentation software, training presenters, creating presentation tutorials and tools, designing presentations, and helping presenters reach their goals.

More information: www.PresentationGuild.org

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