TalkTime helps speakers manage the delivery time of their presentation.
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New York City, New York, USA: Nolan Haims Creative has partnered with YOUpresent to create TalkTime to help speakers determine and manage the total time of a presentation based on manually assigned, recorded or narration timings for slides.
TalkTime complements existing PowerPoint features for slide transitions by providing users the ability to assign separate slide times that the speaker plans to use, or has actually used, in the delivery of their presentation. These times are displayed individually in the ribbon, in a summary report window for the whole presentation, and optionally displayed within section names.
Presenters can record these times from live sessions without the audience seeing any visual on-screen indication and while maintaining access to the popular Presenter View. Times recorded in TalkTime do not affect automatic transitions of slides although they can be copied to and from the slide transition times and from audio narrations for auto-running content.
TalkTime is being provided for free as the creators believe this type of functionality should be a native part of the PowerPoint feature set. It’s not uncommon to see presenters going over their allocated time and being able to instantly see a total time for a presentation is a key element in avoiding such situations.
Nolan Haims said
I do a lot of speaking and training, and it’s not unusual for me to have to pull together a 60-minute talk from hours of material and hundreds of slides. Knowing how long a given section or individual slide will take me to present is vital to correctly estimate my talk time.
The idea for TalkTime originated from a discussion between Nolan and Jamie at the Presentation Summit 2017, a premier annual event for the presentation industry, and illustrates how networking opportunities can lead to concrete collaborations which benefit the industry.
TalkTime is compatible with PowerPoint on the PC although its creators would like to develop a Mac version once Microsoft supports the required developer tools on the Office:mac platform. TalkTime is available to download for free from presentyourstory.com and youpresent.co.uk
About Nolan Haims Creative
Nolan Haims Creative helps organizations and individuals show up differently and tell better stories with fewer words. NHC’s team of design professionals are dedicated to all types of visual communications including presentation, data visualization, traditional print and identity design. Nolan is a 20-year veteran in the fields of visual communications and storytelling, having served as a designer and art director for thousands of high-end presentations as well as founding and running the presentation department for Edelman, where he helped the PR giant win millions of dollars in new business. One of only 12 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the country, Nolan regularly consults with the development team on the industry standard software.
YOUpresent is a PowerPoint add-in and presentation design agency based in Minnesota, USA. YOUpresent provides a suite of off-the-shelf add-ins plus a custom macro and add-in design service for organizations wishing to extend or limit the functionality of PowerPoint or other Office apps. That can be anything from adding a single button to apply a corporate style, to a fully loaded ribbon with custom tools tuned to the organization’s workflow or disabling access to PowerPoint’s features such as the slide master view. In addition to extensibility services, the company also provides presentation design services which encompass the design of templates, presentations, videos and interactive content.