Dear Diary

Dear Diary, 032

Dear Diary, 032

Dear Diary,  The holidays are coming. You know what that means, right? Yeah. OMG! We need it by the end of the year because we want to launch it January 2nd! So, while my expected workload is slow to normal, a lot of last minute things are coming through. Also, word...

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Dear Diary, 031

Dear Diary, 031

Dear Diary, I am mentally exhausted today. End of the year is quiet one day, emergency requests the next. I keep getting people begging for help with Word. I hate Word. People think that because I know and like what I'm doing in PowerPoint, that the same goes for...

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Dear Diary, 030

Dear Diary, 030

Dear Diary,  I just finished up the new company template and sent it off to my boss. It's the first time I have worked quite THAT much in XML, but I think I did ok. I mean, I didn't break it at all, so that's a plus! If the boss likes it, I'll version it out to the...

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Dear Diary, 029

Dear Diary, 029

Dear Diary, Ok, I've adjusted to the new workload and have settled into working on those long-neglected projects. First, I'm got some video brand guidelines to create, the first of their kind at this company. Then, my dear, sweet PowerPoint template, I'm coming for...

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Dear Diary, 028

Dear Diary, 028

Dear Diary, There was another surprise event immediately after the last one that made me, yet again, put other projects (including my fantastic new template) on the back burner again. I managed to get through it and suddenly I find myself with nothing to do BUT the...

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Dear Diary, 027

Dear Diary, 027

Dear Diary, The leadership meeting went well, I've heard. Today I was honored with a shout out at our very long morning stand up by our executive director. Words like "polished," "professional," and "a breath of fresh air" were flying through the air. Yeah, I love my...

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Dear Diary, 026

Dear Diary, 026

Dear Diary, Wow. It's been one of those weeks when you get to help out on one of those Big Leadership Meetings and have a million fast-turnaround edits in just as many emails for very high stakes presentations. For this meeting, I made a new template using my floating...

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Dear Diary, 025

Dear Diary, 025

Dear Diary, I want to be back at the Summit! Good thing this sentence includes a shameless plug for the Presentation Guild. It has the sense of community of the Summit but all year 'round.

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Dear Diary, 024

Dear Diary, I just came back from an amazing conference: the Presentation Summit. Those folks sure know how to have fun. And no matter how many times I go to that conference, and no matter how many times I go to sessions given by the same experts, I ALWAYS come away...

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Dear Diary, 023

Dear Diary, You should see this template I'm working on. I'm pretty damned proud of myself. My goal is to make the most user-friendly and comprehensive template ever. My goal is also to blow everyone's minds when they see it. So much that they make special trips to my...

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Dear Diary, 021

I have been fighting to elevate presentation design for so long and I finally had the tipping point at my last job where upper management realized its importance. It was a major breakthrough. Immediately after, I got a new job and entered into a new company where the...

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