Create Great Presentations
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Create Great Presentations

You can give riveting presentations and be a great presenter
4.5 (10 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
909 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2017
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Price: $34.99
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn the latest research in how people think, learn, and decide so that you can tailor your presentation for maximum persuasiveness.
  • You will learn how to use your voice, hand gestures and body language to convey authority and get your message across.
  • You will learn what motivates people and how to build that into your message.
  • You will learn a powerful "Magic Formula" that will ensure that your presentation has maximal impact.
Requirements
  • There are no requirements. If you have one or more presentations to give and you want to be a better presenter, then this course is for you.
Description

Learn how to give riveting presentations and be a great presenter.

Whether you are making a pitch to venture capitalists to fund your project, your boss to let you lead the next project, a prospective client to close a sale, or the local government officials about recycling, you want to make a presentation that is persuasive, inspiring, and motivating. Why is it that some presentations are boring and others are riveting? That's what you are going to learn in this course.  Whether you are new to presenting or an experienced speaker, this course will teach you how to go to the next level and beyond. 

Examples of what is in this course: 

  1. What you need to know about how people think learn, listen and see

  2. The latest brain science on what grabs people's attention and how people learn

  3. The psychology of how people react to you -- your voice, hand gestures, body posture

  4. The "Magic Formula" to use when putting together a talk

  5. Whether or not to use slides, and if you do, what to put on them

  6. What motivates people to take action

  7. Whether, when, and how to do a Q&A

  8. How to decide on a call to action for your particular audience

  9. Quizzes to test what you are learning

  10. Exercises to practice what you are learning

  and much, much more! 

Get started right away. You don't want to delay learning how to create and deliver persuasive, motivating and inspiring presentations.

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Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who gives presentations.
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 03:32:58
+ Introduction And How People Think And Learn
4 lectures 46:06

In this session we give an overview of the course, and then begin the topic of the science of how people think and learn that is important to know to be a great presenter. We cover attention span, communicating with the whole brain, and the importance of context.

Preview 15:16

In this session we continue the topic of the science of how people think and learn, including, using stories, providing context, and the limitations of memory -- all important to know to be a great presenter. 

How People Think And Learn, Part B
13:23

In this session we finish the topic of How People Think And Learn, including, the perception of time, creating categories, progressive disclosure, mental models, and metaphors.

How People Think And Learn, Part C
17:23

In this exercise you will evaluate a presentation according to what you have learned in this section.

Exercise: How People Think And Learn
00:04

Test what you have learned with this quiz.

Quiz
7 questions
+ Section 2: How People Listen And See
2 lectures 24:02

In this session we cover the science of how people listen and see, including vision, reading, using text on screens, the power of faces, and using color in your visuals.

How People Listen And See
23:58

In this exercise you will evaluate a presentation according to what you have learned in this section.

Exercise: How People Listen And See
00:04

Test what you have learned with this quiz.

Quiz
9 questions
+ How People Decide
3 lectures 25:03

In this session we begin the topic of the science of how people decide, including the confirmation bias, and what motivates people to take action.

How People Decide, Part A
12:22

In this session we complete the topic of how people decide, including anchoring, commitment, death, money, and safety and participation.

How People Decide, Part B
12:37

In this exercise you will evaluate a presentation according to what you have learned in this section.

Exercise: How People Decide
00:04
Test what you have learned with this quiz.


Quiz
10 questions
+ Structure and Content
5 lectures 51:45

In this session we show you what we call "The Magic Formula": A way to structure your presentation to ensure that you give a great presentation.

The Magic Formula, Part A
18:09

In this session we continue with The Magic Formula, and discuss how to craft an effective Call To Action, and walk you through some more examples of The Magic Formula.

The Magic Formula, Part B
17:18

In this exercise you will use the Magic Formula to map out your own presentation.

Exercise: Use The Magic Formula
00:03

In this session we discuss Multiple Calls To Action, how to structure the content of your presentation, and how to professionally transitioning from one topic to another in your presentation.

Multiple Calls To Action, Structuring Content, and Transitions
16:10

In this exercise you will evaluate a presentation according to what you have learned in this section.

Exercise: Content And Structure
00:04

Test what you have learned with this quiz.

Quiz
5 questions
+ React To You
3 lectures 36:46

In this session we cover how people react to you as a presenter, including your posture, hand gestures, and face and eye movement.

How People React To You, Part A
18:49

In this session we continue on the topic of How People React To You and cover your voice, what you wear, and how to control the room as the presenter.

How People React To You, Part B
17:53

In this exercise you will evaluate a presentation according to what you have learned in this section.

Exercise: React To You
00:04

Test what you have learned with this quiz.

Quiz
7 questions
+ Environment
2 lectures 15:08

In this session we cover the room, seating arrangements, lighting, and the time of day you are speaking.

The Environment
15:05

In this exercise you will practice communicating your environment needs to an organizer. 

Exercise: The Environment
00:03

Test what you have learned with this quiz.

Quiz
5 questions
+ Section 7: Delivery And The 90 Day Improvement Plan
2 lectures 14:06
Don't leave your introduction up to chance. Here's why and what to do.
Q&A, Introductions, Using A Microphone And A Remote, And A 90 Day Improvement P
14:03

Test what you have learned with this quiz.

Quiz
5 questions

In this exercise you will map out your own 90 day improvement plan. 

Exercise: 90 Day Improvement Plan
00:03