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Emma Bannister

( Emma Bannister )

Emma is Australia’s leading PowerPoint expert, representing five years as an MVP for Microsoft. Her passion is to help people adapt and communicate confidently and clearly in our new Hybrid World.


As the Founder and CEO of Asia Pacific’s largest presentation agency Presentation Studio, Emma leads the team to create compelling, memorable and successful presentations.

She has been passionate about PowerPoint since the early 90s, helping companies move from overhead projectors to design layouts in PowerPoint. 

Emma loves to share practical tips for Microsoft 365 from her experience and knowledge as a Microsoft MVP through keynotes, books, blogs, articles and training programs she has written. 

CEO of Presentation Studio and author of Visual Thinking, a five-step presentation guide.
Emma has been a Microsoft MVP since 2018.

Since the pandemic hit in 2020, her role has evolved to help companies adapt their presentations, events, careers and lives as the world transforms into a hybrid workforce. 

Presentation Studio acted early in April 2020, closing the headquarters and training rooms and moving the team 100% online as Australia went into lockdown.

The strategy was to “avoid replicating previous office-based operations” and make positive, efficient business choices in our new environment. Key has been embracing virtual opportunities to keep our vibrant culture and rethinking how we communicate and collaborate with our team and clients around the globe.

Emma openly shares her learnings (both highs and lows) from the impact of the shift. Now with a focus on communicating new features in Microsoft 365 apps that enhance and support ‘hybrid workplaces and events’.

As a virtual business, she advocates; living well, working well, and employing well.

Emma is a single mother of two incredible daughters. 
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