Presentation Skills: Give More Powerful, Memorable Talks
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Presentation Skills: Give More Powerful, Memorable Talks

Improve your public speaking skills by using proven branding techniques to make your presentations truly shine
4.5 (1,249 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.
4,601 students enrolled
Created by Joseph Liu
Last updated 1/2019
Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Develop more focused presentations
  • Design slides that create more impact
  • Prepare the right way so you can speak with confidence
  • Connect with your audiences to leave a lasting impression
  • Avoid common public speaking mistakes
  • No prerequisites

Learn how to create and deliver high quality presentations that make you more memorable with audiences, stakeholders, and colleagues. 

Master the Principles of Effective Public Speaking in this Presentation Skills Course Built on Proven Branding Principles.

  • Develop more focused presentations

  • Design your slides to create more impact

  • Prepare the right way

  • Deliver your talk with confidence 

  • Avoid common presentation pitfalls

Giving an effective presentation can open exciting new doors in your career. 

In this course, you'll learn how to create more impact when you present, speak with more confidence, and connect with your audiences in a way that not only boosts your credibility but also makes your messages more memorable. After all, being able to effectively give a presentation is one of the key skills you'll need to master if you want to be taken seriously and succeed in your organization.

Being a strong presenter can open new professional opportunities, enhance your visibility in your organization, and improve your credibility with stakeholders, clients, and colleagues. 

Content & Overview

I designed this course for the aspiring professional who understands the importance of being able to give a strong presentation but isn't sure how to structure your presentation or feel comfortable speaking in front of an audience. 

Building on proven marketing and branding principles, you'll learn simple, step-by-step techniques to create and deliver an effective presentation from start to finish. Starting with developing your idea, this course will walk you through how to:

  • Create a clear presentation structure that audiences can easily follow

  • Design your slides so your content can truly shine

  • Prepare in a way that allows you to reduce nervousness

  • Deliver your talk to create a positive, lasting impression with your audience

  • Avoid the most common mistakes speakers make that reduce their effectiveness

This 90-min course includes real-world case studies, interactive exercises, helpful resources, and simple techniques you can begin applying right away to your presentations. With so many presentation skills courses out there, this course hones in on only those specific principles that make a real difference to the quality of your public speaking. 

This course is taught by Joseph Liu, a seasoned personal branding consultant, TEDx speaker, former news anchor, and former Fortune 500 brand marketer with 15+ years of public speaking experience. Joseph coaches senior executives and professionals on how to elevate their presentation skills and is regularly invited to serve as a keynote speaker or workshop host for companies, business schools, and conferences around the world. 

By the end of the course, you'll be able to create more impact when you present, speak with more confidence, and be a more memorable speaker so you can become known as an excellent public speaker who can truly impress your audiences.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who want to learn how to improve your presentation skills
  • Anyone who wants to get more comfortable with public speaking
  • Aspiring professions who understand the positive impact of being a strong presenter
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 01:29:44
+ Course Overview
3 lectures 09:50

This presentation skills and public speaking course provides guidance on how to create more impact, speak with more confidence, and deliver more memorable presentations. We will cover developing your presentation, designing your slides, preparing your talk, and delivering you presentation powerfully. This course is for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills and take their presentation skills to the next level.

Preview 00:46

The purpose of presentations is to inform, inspire, or entertain. Your presentation skills can have a direct impact on your career potential and ultimate professional success. People like Al Gore, Amy Cuddy, and Steve Jobs have all helped to great more visibility for their work, causes, and organisations, due in large part by their incredibly public speaking skills. 

Preview 03:36

The objective of this course is to help you create more memorable presentations. This course is for people who want to create more impact when you present, speak with more confidence, and become more memorable. The instructor comes with 10 years' corporate presentation experience, TEDx speaking experience, and broadcast journalism experience that informs the approach and content. 

The content includes: 

  • Development- target audience, positioning, concept creation

  • Design- structure, brand guidelines, slide design

  • Preparation- rehearsal steps, presentation context, what to bring

  • Delivery- staging, giving your talk, audience connection

Preview 05:28
+ Developing Clear Content That Stands Out
4 lectures 14:46
  1. Target audience description
  2. Target audience example
Preview 04:54
  1. Mood
  2. Credibility
  3. Approach
Positioning your content
  1. Objective setting
  2. Organization
  3. Outlining
Creating your concept
  • Content development summary
Content recap
+ Designing Your Presentation to Maximize Impact
8 lectures 22:47
  1. 3 parts to presentation 
  2. Call-to-action
Structuring your talk
  1. Brand guidelines examples
  2. Fonts
Creating visual & font consistency
  1. Color recognition
  2. Color consistency
Defining color themes
  1. Considering tone
  2. Ensuring consistency
  3. Brand examples
Ensuring image consistency
  1. Treat slides like ads
  2. Avoid bullets 
  3. Use SmartArt 
Designing individual slides
  1. Pictures trump text
  2. Where to find legal images
Finding great photos
  1. Information flow
  2. Eye tracking
Building a clear communications hierarchy
  • Recap of designing presentation
Design recap
+ Preparing Your Talk for a Confident Delivery
5 lectures 15:38
  1. Content 
  2. Delivery
Rehearing content & delivery
  1. Timing
  2. The myth of "over-rehearsal"
Rehearsing timing
  1. Audience profile
  2. Physical environment
  3. Content agenda
Understanding context
  1. Equipment
  2. Backups
  3. Outline
Bringing the right things
  • Recap of how to prepare your presentation
Preparation recap
+ Delivering Your Talk to Maximize Audience Connection
5 lectures 22:58
  • Environment becomes brand
  • Why you should always arrive early
  • 12 steps to follow when setting up
Staging your talk
  1. How to start
  2. Two different styles
Delivering with confidence
  1. You are the presentation
  2. Embodying emotion
Remembering that you are the presentation
  1. Be with your audience
  2. Speak with 1 person at a time
Strengthening audience connection
  1. Behaviors to avoid
  2. Statements to avoid
  3. Questions to avoid
Bonus: Avoiding common pitfalls
+ Course Wrap-up
1 lecture 03:45
  1. Summary
  2. Closing thoughts