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Christmas Download Blowout Sale


Got an important presentation coming up?

Need some help planning your message, designing your slides, or working on your stage presence?

Have we got a deal for you!

Just in time for the holidays, the Presentation Renovate ebook, audiobook, and bundle (ebook + audiobook) are available for a limited time at no cost.

Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch.


Yes, you heard that right.

Shelf space on our server is scarce and quantities are limited, so head over to the Downloads page now, fill up your cart and give yourself–and your loved ones–the gift of better presentations.

Merry Christmas!

The Future of Renovate (and What It Means to You)

Folks–yesterday we sent the message below to friends on our email list. We wanted you to know, too.


It’s been two years since we began renovating how you look at presentations, and we’ve enjoyed every step along the way.

When you prepare to celebrate an anniversary, you spend some time in reflection. But it’s also important to do some vision casting. Where do you want to be by the next anniversary?

As we approach our second anniversary at Renovate, we knew that some changes needed to take place, and we wanted you to be the first to know about them.

Over the past few years we’ve worked with multiple businesses, organizations, and individuals through communication design, training, and coaching. Renovate will still do that.

The truth is, from your end you may not notice a big difference in what Renovate does. The difference comes in the day-to-day for Michael and Deanne.

Deanne is preparing to welcome another child into her family’s home by the end of the year—a sixteen year-old boy who will know minimal English. To better prepare for this time, she has decided to take a backseat in the operations of Renovate. Deanne is also pursuing the opportunity to do more speaking about adoption and orphan care at conferences and retreats. She loves presenting as much as she loves teaching others how to present.

Many of you are familiar with Michael’s photography business. He’s decided that the timing is right to grow that and will be opening a studio in downtown Lincoln, Illinois. That said, Michael will continue to “hold down the fort” for Renovate, serving as the primary contact for clients and prospects. He’ll also be responsible for setting the vision and direction for the company. Since photography and presenting are ultimately about communicating, Michael is looking for opportunities to help commercial clients do both of those better.

We’re still very interested in helping you renovate and improve your presentations. To better understand how we can do that, we’ll be sending you a brief survey soon. Would you please take a few minutes to complete that when you receive it?

We are glad that you are on this journey with us and we’re excited to see what the future holds, both for you and Renovate. Thanks for coming along.

Best regards—

Michael & Deanne

TODAY ONLY: Get the Presentation Renovation eBook/audiobook bundle FREE (March 15, 2013)

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We’ve been dropping hints all week so here’s the news:

You’re getting a copy of our Presentation Renovation ebook/audiobook bundle—FREE.

Renovate has been featured as the Lincoln Chamber’s Business of the Week. We’re celebrating by giving everyone a copy of Presentation Renovation, our 80+ page ebook AND the one-hour audiobook (read by silky-voiced Deanne) as our way of saying “thank you.”

Presentation Renovation has been recommended by top speakers and authors like Jill Savage and Nick Morgan. The ideas in Presentation Renovation can help you develop more dynamic and effective presentations, putting you on the path to more sales, success, and influence. It’s perfect for business people, authors, speakers, leaders or all kinds, teachers, students–in short, anyone who speaks or presents (or hopes to) before others. If you want to learn how to connect with other people and get them to act, Presentation Renovation will help.

You can download it right now and start improving your presentations, pitches, talks, and meetings immediately.

Here’s how to get your free copy:

  1. Go to the Renovate store.
  2. Scroll down and find Presentation Renovation v1 eBook + audiobook ($14.00). 
  3. Click the Add to Cart button.
  4. Enter the discount code BOTW13.
  5. Click the Update Cart button (you might not have to do this, depending on your browser).
  6. Click Checkout, enter your name and email, and you’re done.

VERY IMPORTANT: the discount code is only valid until 11:59 PM, Central time, today (March 15, 2013). Make sure you do your shopping before then.

Thanks again and enjoy your new—FREE—ebook and audiobook. Go make some killer presentations.


Michael & Deanne

Tomorrow: Free Prize Inside

gift01Renovate is the Lincoln Chamber’s “Business of the Week” and we just wanted to remind everybody that we’re celebrating by having a little giveaway tomorrow.

Stop in to check the blog or download one of our guides (9 or 16 Secrets) and you’ll get an email reminder automagically.

Coming This Friday: A Special Something for Everyone

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It’s March 11, 2013, and Renovate Communication Design is the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Week.” The Lincoln Daily News also ran a little story on us.

Can you see us blushing?

If you’re on Facebook, go over to the Lincoln Chamber’s page and you’ll see a new post each day this week that features something about what we do.

Also: stay tuned until Friday when we’ll announce a special gift that we’re giving away to everyone who “likes” or comments on the Chamber’s page as well as those who follow our blog, subscribe to the newsletter, or download one of our free guides (9: A Simple Guide to Better Presentations or 16 Secrets for Better Student Presentations).

Thanks to Andi, Meghan, and the entire Chamber team for letting us be the Business of the Week.