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Pub Talk

"For Better or Worse...PowerPoint is the Language of Business: Some Tips on Using It to Your Advantage"


By Mr. Ross Halleck Founder & Chief Executive Officer &
Mr. Wayne Wright, Associate Creative Director


Open to the Public. No fee. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

PowerPoint has become the de facto presentation software in the global business environment. It is the vehicle used to communicate, educate, and sell. Ironically, its ubiquity and enhanced features have not elevated the quality of presentations and, hence, the results that people could achieve. Poor presentations are responsible for opportunities lost, brand equity eroded, and money wasted.

At this Pub Talk, Halleck will illustrate some of the do's and don'ts that impact the effectiveness of your PowerPoint presentations. Come learn how to get the best out of this application and the wonders it could do for your business success.

Ross Halleck, Chief Executive Officer, founded Halleck in January of 1980 as one of the preeminent creative service firms in Silicon Valley. Since its inception, Mr. Halleck has translated corporate marketing objectives into highly effective communications solutions. In 1993, Mr. Halleck integrated the World Wide Web into its mix of marketing support services. This included pioneering the branding of Web sites, developing site architecture, and the strategic implementation of the technology to accomplish marketing objectives. Halleck's first client in this arena was Netscape. Mr. Halleck's strategic thinking, design excellence, and unique implementation of technology earned him B to B Magazine's Top 100 Award for 2001. He currently sits on the Advisory Boards of the Silicon Valley World Internet Center and Diamondhead Ventures.

Wayne Wright, Associate Creative Director, is a native of Silicon Valley who brings a combination of creative thinking and exceptional technology skills to Halleck. He has been with Halleck for 7 years, garnering numerous national awards for design and corporate identity. A committed problem solver, Mr. Wright holds degrees in both psychology and graphic design.

Halleck ( is a pre-eminent provider of brand communications services that leverages all touchpoints to build more consistent, more personal, and more profitable brand relationships with its clients. Halleck is on the cutting-edge of providing its clients with sophisticated marketing techniques, strategies, and technologies. Halleck is one of the first creative service agencies to integrate relationship marketing strategies into its business model.

Mr. Ross Halleck
Chief Executive Officer
700 Welch Road, Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94304
T: 650.325.0707
F: 650.325.0738