Effective Presentations

Making a real impact with your presentations
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (31 ratings)
1,048 students
35min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Identify the core elements of an effective online presentation
Evaluate existing presentations' efficacy in online environments
Revise existing presentations to make them more effective in online environments
Create new presentations which will be effective for online delivery


  • A basic understanding of whatever presentation tool you prefer (e.g. PowerPoint)
  • Intermediate English reading skills


We have all been to terrible, boring presentations where some guy stands in front of a group and reads PowerPoint slide after PowerPoint slide to the audience while everyone tries to stay awake. Don't be that guy. Learn to present effectively from someone who has taught for 17 years, taught more than a thousand people how to present information, has multiple advanced degrees in education, has published 23 textbooks, and who has worked with several global fortune 500 companies.

During this course, you will learn what Ed 1, 2, and 3 are and how knowing about them can help you decide when and how to present information. You will learn the 12 principles of multimedia learning to help you use text and images in ways that are proven to help your audience learn what you’re telling them. You will learn the basics of American copyright law and know how to find images, videos, music, and text legally and affordably.

By the end of the course, you will be able to assess presentation materials, decide if a presentation is actually even needed, and understand how to create a very effective presentation if you need one. Your audience (students, participants, coworkers) will pay attention, learn, and remember what you tell them.

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Who this course is for:

  • Teachers who teach online or blended synchronous courses
  • Business professionals who need to present information online


Professor of Education
Joshua Sargent, EdD, MA
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 31 Reviews
  • 1,048 Students
  • 1 Course

I have spent the past 17 years in education, during which time I have taught in the classroom, designed and published 20 textbooks, trained more than a thousand teachers, and been the global director of teaching and learning for a private company.

I have a degree in business, a masters in education, and a doctorate in curriculum design with a focus on adult teaching and learning.

I am currently the instructional designer for all non-degree programs at a major school of education. I teach on Udemy in my free time.

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