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Would you like to be able to step in front of a camera or webcam at any moment and deliver a confident and engaging presentation?
Do you feel in your bones that putting yourself forward would help your brand, whatever that might be, but you're just too embarrassed to try it?
This course tackles something that ought to be simple - that can turn out to be quite complex - but which is an essential skill in today's communications and marketing world:
The ability to reach out and touch audiences through personal presentation skills, especially on camera, is pretty much the most powerful thing you can do regardless of your field of activity.
Therefore, whether you be a filmmaker, marketer, sales person, press officer, advocacy practitioner, online course maker or one of a zillion other profiles that can employ video to great effect - this course is going to be of huge benefit to you.
Many courses about presenting either take a die-cut approach - for something which is anything but this - or are too fluffy and hard to action.
Captivate Your Audience takes a step by step approach, but it's not didactic.
The whole point is to harness your energy and inherent skills, and transpose them through to your audience in the most powerful way possible.
Step inside this course, and learn a skill that without doubt will serve you for many years to come.
You'll see its benefits almost immediately as you become a skilled, confident and powerful communicator and presenter.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Why bother learning to present?Preview
Who Am I to Teach Presenting?Preview
Applications for Presenting
The Power of Insights
Overview of What You'll Get in this Course
How to access the mind map for the course
|Section 2: The Art of Presenting|
What Makes a Great PresenterPreview
THE Golden Rule
|Section 3: Preparation and Planning: Presentation|
Intention and How to Use ItPreview
Mindshare and Why It Matters
Finding a Core Concept
The Secret of Audiences
Audience Flipping Exercise
Setting Your Style
Methods to Determine Audience Expectations
Using Visualisation in Preparation and Planning
Elbow Room for Humanity
Single 'Controlling' Ideas
Structuring for Success
Stories and Case Studies
Storyboard and Concept Maps
How to Rehearse
|Section 4: Preparation and Planning: Technical|
Gear: Cameras and Stabilisation
Gear: Microphones and Audio
Angles, Framings and Audio
Consistency of Lighting
|Section 5: Execution: Presenting|
Content and Value
One Take Wonders
The Importance of Breaks
Emotional States and Levels
Authenticity with Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi
Pacing and Rhythm
The Internal Detector
What to Avoid
Postmortems and Feedback
Some Personal Stories
|Section 6: Bonus lecture|
How to join Paul's Facebook group
Effective and creative storytelling is an essential part of success in many walks of life - and fun when you do it right, because you feel the 'flow'.
Film and video techniques and visual storytelling can add much to your overall creative output, and be highly satisfying and impactful arts in their own right.
The techniques I teach, I use daily as a professional documentary film director and online business owner.
In my courses, you'll get insights, strategies and tactics that I've developed over 20+ years while making films for the world's top broadcasters (BBC, PBS, ARTE etc), and concurrently over the past 3 years as an 'edupreneur'.
My teaching style is to guide you through the processes that matter - explaining why they matter - in a personal, 'fireside' fashion.
You also get direct access to me through the Discussion area of each course. This means that any challenges or questions you have can be resolved directly.
I'm very open to feedback, therefore please feel free to feed ideas for lectures and courses to me and I'll do my very best to accommodate.
See you inside the courses!