Communicating Effectively Using the POETIC Framework
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Communicating Effectively Using the POETIC Framework

A Communications Course in Preparing, Structuring, and Delivering Engaging and Informative Presentations & Discussions
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Created by Mohibul Nahar
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Present in a way that your audience will LISTEN
  • Learn the 6 Key Components of the POETIC Framework
  • Learn the 29 subsections that make up the POETIC Framework
  • Structure and Prepare Your Formal Presentation
  • Communicate your content in an informative way
  • Inspire curiosity and action in your listeners
  • Build Trust with your Audience
  • Delivery Effective and Engaging Discussions
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  • Enthusiasm and curiosity towards how you can improve your presentation preparedness.
  • An internet connection and access to Udemy.

How much of our lives and time do we spend in lectures, meetings, and other formal settings for communicating knowledge?  How often is that knowledge conveyed in a way that engages the audience AND conveys meaningful and relevant information that the audience will remember?  This course will teach you a simple framework to help you structure and organize your content to impact your listeners in a way that they will listen, remember, and most importantly, come away inspired and more curious then when you started.

We'll cover the 6 sections of the POETIC Framework with 29 subsections.  This is a dynamic framework that can expand or contract depending on the context of your discussion.  This framework was built based on best practices from some of the top salesman, saleswomen, consultants, and professors in the world, as well as from research in the communications field.

Who is this course for?  Teachers, Sales people, Corporate Trainers, Business Consultants, and anyone looking to improve their communication skills. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to improve how they prepare and structure presentations and discussions
  • Teachers, Business Consultants, Corporate Trainers, Sales Teams, Marketing, Communications
  • Anyone communicating knowledge
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:43

Introduction to the POETIC Framework.  After this intro you'll know what we plan to cover for the remainder of this course.

Preview 02:43

First quiz on the POETIC Framework.  

Quiz 1: Introduction
1 question

To improve in anything, we need to track our progress. For this course, we'll record before and after presentations. Choose a topic - your favorite political figure, issue, movie, tv show, etc. and record a presentation about it. Don't use the POETIC Framework. Grab your phone, record, and save!
Mandatory: Create a Short Video Presentation in a Topic of Your Choice
1 question

Identify a presentation that you know you have to deliver at some point in the future and build it as you go through this course.
Mandatory: Build-as-you-go Presentation (Very Important)
1 question
O: Outline
5 Lectures 20:26

After this lecture, you'll know how to provide the "Why" for your discussion.

Preview 04:35

Learn how to deliver your key messages and what questions to ask yourself as you craft them.  

Preview 03:30

State the Uses, Limits, and Opposing Views

Share the History of Your Topic

Present the Big Picture and Integrate Learning Across Topics

Name the components of the Outline.

1 question

View the following TED Talks for further exposure to our techniques in practice.
Optional: Curated TED Talks
1 question
I: Interesting
6 Lectures 23:03
The Curious Case of Curiosity

Use Examples and Analogies

Make it Relevant and Relatable


Make it Real

Build Anticipation

Components of 'Interesting'

1 question

A list of supplemental presentations you can watch to enhance your learning and see how various components of the framework are used.
Optional: Curated Ted Talks
1 question
E: Engage
4 Lectures 14:29
Ask Questions, and Let Your Audience Ask Them too

Make Learning Interactive

Engage All Parts of the Brain

Peer-to-Peer Teaching

Components of Engage

1 question

A list of curated TED Talks for further viewing and learning of the course concepts.
Optional: Curated TED Talks
1 question
T: Trust
6 Lectures 20:40
Build Trust and Present Expertise

Don't Assume Knowledge

Keep it Simple

Keep it Concrete

Create a Stress-Free Environment

Tips on a Stress-Free Environment

Curated TED talks to see concepts in the course in action and continue learning about giving great presentations.
Optional: Curated TED Talks
1 question

Name the components of Trust

1 question
C: Challenge
4 Lectures 12:39
Challenge Your Audience



Make it Competitive or Collaborative

Curated Ted Talks to enhance your learning.
Optional: Curated Ted talks
1 question

Components of Challenge

1 question
P: Preparation
6 Lectures 18:51
Prepare Your Audience for a Growth Mindset

Create Easy Reference Material

Take Time to Plan Your Time

Gain Expertise

Measuring Success

Stay Disciplined

Components of Preparation

2 questions

For enhanced learning.
Curated Ted Talks
1 question
1 Lecture 03:33
Concluding Thoughts

Remember the initial presentation we asked you to do before the course. Try it again with the POETIC framework and compare the two.
Repeat your assignment 1 presentation with the POETIC Framework
1 question

If you've made it all the way through the course I would love to hear from you. Please reach out to me and let me know what you thought of the course, good and bad. You can provide feedback at
Provide Feedback
1 question
Bonus Material
1 Lecture 00:33
Further Learning
About the Instructor
Mohibul Nahar
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Passionate About How We Communicate Knowledge

Mohibul graduated with a Master's of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an MBA, from Georgia Tech and UCLA respectively.  

He has worked in the Aerospace industry, as a technology consultant on space-based satellite systems as well as in the private sector helping customers with their technology strategy and providing educational briefings.  

As a secondary role, he has also been a lead trainer for his organization and worked with learning and development specialists to create informational content internally to colleagues and peers.