Echo Swinford



  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Presentations


A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997. She holds a master’s degree in new media from Indiana University and is the owner of Echosvoice, a PowerPoint consulting firm specializing in custom template development, presentation creation, makeovers and cleanup, and training for large and small corporate clients.

Echo has written and co-written five PowerPoint books, developed a number of video publications, and has a string of tech editing credits to her name. With co-author Julie Terberg, she recently released the definitive guide to PowerPoint template development: Building PowerPoint Templates v2.

Echo is President Emerita of the Presentation Guild, a not-for-profit trade association for the presentation industry which she founded in 2015. Visit Echo’s Web site at



TACKLING TEMPLATES: THE TOP 10 (with Julie Terberg)

This session provides a rundown of the top things we look for to determine if a PowerPoint template actually works.

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