CEO-level Presentation Skills - Slide Writing for Consulting
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CEO-level Presentation Skills - Slide Writing for Consulting

Learn presentation skills and create slides meeting the standards of top strategy consulting firms such as McKinsey
4.3 (290 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.
12,068 students enrolled
Created by Heinrich Rusche
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 9 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create slide presentations, meeting standards of top management consulting firms
  • Write a storyline for your presentation, effectively bringing your message across
  • Create structure in your presentation using tracker elements and other established tools
  • Visualize your data in an effective way with charts and diagrams
  • Improve your slide writing speed by understanding the application of slide blueprints
  • Master the most important and practical keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint
Requirements
  • This course is run with PowerPoint, though any other presentation program works as well
  • Basic understanding of how the presentation program of your choice works
  • Be ready to learn a great amount of awesome new skills
Description

Welcome to this presentation course that will teach you all presentation skills you need to create top management-level slide presentations! There are a couple of other course options on this topic out there, but this is without a doubt the most effective and comprehensive course on the market. This is why:

  • Teacher was Project Lead at McKinsey (strategy consulting firm) with 4+ years of experience and 1,000+ created slides 

  • I have slide writing teaching experience within my consulting firm but also teaching students in business school

  • Relevant and up to date material - this is what BCG, Bain and the like teach in their onboarding programs

  • Slide templates, including tables, charts, structure pages and much more

  • Comprehensive slide writing skills covered from storyline to structuring details

  • Constantly updated with new material and examples

  • Does not require any specific presentation program - you choose your tool that best fits your workflow

I want you to stay focused, this course covers slide writing concepts and teaches you all the necessary presentation skills to create slide presentations like top management consultants. It will not focus on the specifics of how to use a presentation program.

Did you ever wanted to create slide presentations like a top strategy consultant? No matter if you are a young consultant, an entrepreneur or a business school student who wants to improve his slide writing skills, I will teach you the ins and outs of creating professional top management presentations.

These are some of the topics that we will cover:

  • Create compelling storylines that will win your audience

  • Structure your presentations in an intuitive way

  • Visualize data analyses with the right charts

  • Use consistency as a presentation principle

  • Increase production speed with slide blueprints

  • Learn the creation workflow and valuable design tips

I am very much looking forward to teaching you these exciting presentation skills in my course. Welcome on board!

Who this course is for:
  • Employees of any industry that need to create management-level presentations for their leadership
  • Consultants that want to polish their slide writing skills and learn from top management consulting firms
  • Business students eager to improve their presentation skills for better course grades or interview training
Course content
Expand all 45 lectures 03:17:23
+ Introduction to this course
8 lectures 34:52
You will learn to build this
08:50
First thing to get started
02:17
Which presentation program to use
03:59
Note on Slides vs. Pages
00:30
+ Create compelling storylines
7 lectures 30:29
Introduction to storyline creation
03:18
Top-down communication applying the pyramid principle
08:46
Situation-Complication-Solution framework for storylines
04:03
EXERCISE: Create an action title for this slide
06:08
Creating a vertical to flesh out your storyline
03:11

Check your understanding of the "Create compelling storylines" section.

Questions on creation of storylines
3 questions
+ Structure your presentations
7 lectures 26:23
Introduction to presentation structuring
01:25
Write effective Executive Summaries
05:37
MECE principle
05:04
EXERCISE: Are these structures MECE?
04:53
Overview pages and double-click logic
07:24
Chapter trackers
01:35

Check your understanding of the "Structure your presentations" section.

Questions on presentation structuring
3 questions
+ Effective data visualization
5 lectures 18:51
Introduction to data visualization
01:10
Choosing the right chart type for your data
06:59
Make your chart speak for itself
07:56
Data visualization plug-ins
02:20

Check your understanding of the "Effective data visualization" section.

Questions on data visualization
3 questions
+ Consistency as presentation principle
4 lectures 15:36
Introduction to presentation consistency
Processing..
Using parallel grammar and structures
06:18
Key consistency checks
09:01

Check your understanding of the "Consistency as presentation principle" section.

Questions on presentation consistency
2 questions
+ Increase production speed with slide blueprints
5 lectures 25:39
Introduction to slide blueprints
01:52
Do's and don't of slide creation
12:06
Key principle: Every page is a table
04:37
More complex slide blueprints
06:38

Check your understanding of the "Increase production speed with slide blueprints" section.

Questions on slide blueprints
2 questions
+ Workflow and other valuable tips
5 lectures 41:54
Best practices for "Master management"
06:22
Most relevant shortcuts in PowerPoint
12:14
Alignment of elements
10:07
Stickers, qualifiers and more
12:48

Check your understanding of the "Workflow and other valuable tips" section.

Questions on workflow and tips
2 questions
+ Wrap-up
3 lectures 03:15

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01:39
Slide Templates
00:27
Thank you and feedback
01:09
+ Bonus Lecture
1 lecture 00:21
Bonus Lecture: Course promotions
00:21