About the Event:
No Power & No Point:
Why Your Slides Suck & How To Make ‘em Soar
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 he wants to share his secrets with NSA NYC. 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.
Mike incorporates his eclectic background in graphic design, magic, and music to make slides like you’ve never seen before. When he shared a short version of this workshop at the NSA convention in San Diego in 2014 (only his second year in NSA), he instantly went from being an unknown to a sought-after thought leader in the field. The following year, he was given a three-hour slot at the D.C. convention and a session at the NSA Tech Lab last November.
These appearances have gained the attention of many noted speakers and Mike has since designed slides for luminaries like NSA president Ruby Newell-Legner, entertainer extraordinaire Jason Hewlett, CSP Rita Craig, and many others. Patricia Fripp told him, “You are a rock star! I had no idea you could do those things with slides.”
Mike lives in Austin with his wife, Lisa, a videographer. They have one daughter, Lindsey, who is a writer and actor in New York City, but about to move to Los Angeles.
Mike’s signature speech, The Art of Readiness, illustrates his creativity and the benefits of approaching life as a work of art. He has written four books, is an accomplished musician, and once was the world’s foremost authority on PEZ dispensers. Yep, that’s true.
Don’t miss No Power & No Point: Why Your Slides Suck & How To Make ‘em Soar. If you use slides, you’ll be blown away by how many great ideas you’ll get. And if you’ve never thought slides were necessary for your speech, you’ll be amazed at the possibilities. You’ve never seen slides like this before.
About the Speaker:
Mike Robertson is a speaker, musician, writer and artist who helps audiences rediscover their creativity. He has entertained and inspired thousands from coast to coast with his unique blend of humor, insight, and innovative visuals. The author of four books, dozens of songs, and hundreds of bad jokes, Mike is blessed and cursed with an overactive imagination and insatiable curiosity. He is married to Lisa, a videographer who is shopping her first documentary. They have one daughter, Lindsey, who has just moved from New York City to Los Angeles, and who will no doubt be famous any minute.
About the Venue:
Our monthly Chapter Meetings and all MeetUps take place at Microsoft’s New York office building. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 pm two days prior to the event. No WALK INS are possible. Please bring I.D. and check in at the Microsoft Concierge. Subways to 11 Times Square (between 41st and 42nd Streets on 8th Avenue, next to Port Authority Bus Terminal) are 1, 2, 3, 7, A, E, N, and Q trains at all times, or C and R trains at all times except late nights.
No walk ins are possible. You must buy your ticket 48 hours prior to the event.
If you are a member of the NSA NYC chapter, please log in with your username and password. Buy a general ticket and your membership discount will automatically be applied on the check out page.
Requests for refunds must be made at least one week before the event by sending an e-mail to the treasurer. After that time, you may send a replacement if you notify the registration chair 48 hours in advance.