Presentation Skills Secrets:Delivering the Talk of Your Life

Learn from a TED and TEDx Speaker the Secrets of Talk Development and Storytelling to Transform Your Communications.
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (3,512 ratings)
66,598 students
Presentation Skills Secrets:Delivering the Talk of Your Life
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (3,512 ratings)
66,598 students
Deliver highly effective and resonant presentations
Craft meaningful communications to any audience
Clearly articulate their ideas to get them across
Understand how to use storytelling to their advantage
Design great visuals and put an end to horrible PPT slides
Stand in front of any room and command it
Utilize a repeatable process again and again for all communications

Requirements

  • Students should have decided that they want to change how they communicate. Ideally, students are coming in with a specific talk or presentation or communication in mind. Think about an upcoming communication that you need to deliver. Take the course with that in mind.
Description

Ever wonder how people who give TED Talks put together such compelling, resonant presentations? This course will guide you through a journey to help you put together an incredible talk. The seven step "Journey of Talk Development" is something that you'll be able to use for every communication you deliver for the rest of your life to ensure that you're incredibly effective.

This course is structured to be highly interactive so you can actually work on your talk or your communication as you take the course. In addition to the video lectures, I have designed a series of PDF worksheets to help guide you, and have complemented that with the best of the best resources from other experts and elsewhere online.

At the end of this course, you will have an easy-to-understand toolkit at your disposal to use for every communication you put together, and you'll be ready for the TED stage to deliver your idea to the world.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for people who want to be able to get their ideas across effectively. We all communicate every day with many types of stakeholders. And we're all victims every day to poor communication. This course is for people who want to be in a position to craft resonant, compelling messages. This course is not for people who want quick tips on how to feel better in front of a room or people who want quick tips on how to incorporate a story. This course is for people who want to be incredibly intentional about all their communications, and learn how every piece of it is incredibly important.
Curriculum
11 sections • 84 lectures • 2h 52m total length
  • Welcome
  • About the Course
  • About the Instructor
  • Agenda
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Carrying the Journey Forward
  • Talk Development Overview
  • Talk Development's Roots in TED & TEDx
  • Observe & Listen
  • Observe & Listen Debrief
  • Overview of Two Guiding Principles
  • The Power of Why
  • The Structure of Great Storytelling
  • Steve Jobs's Sparkline
  • Wrapping up Guiding Principles
  • Overview of the Journey
  • The Talk Development Journey
  • Overview of Step 1
  • Tool: I want to change the way people think about _______
  • I want to change the way people think about _______
  • Tool: Begin by writing
  • Begin by writing
  • Level the statements
  • Tool: Funnel of Focus
  • Tool: The Five Why's
  • Concluding Step 1
  • Let's Act: Work through Step 1
  • Reflect: What did we learn?
  • Carrying the Journey Forward
  • Overview of Audience Analysis
  • Tool: Audience Map
  • Audience Map
  • Let's Act: Work through Step 2
  • Reflect: What did we learn?
  • Carrying the Journey Forward
  • Overview of Content Gathering
  • Analytical vs. Emotional
  • The Information Dump
  • Tool: Post-It Breakdown
  • Tool: Mindmapping
  • Continue to Gather Content
  • Information Dump Questions
  • Let's Act: Work through Step 3
  • Reflect: What did we learn?
  • Carrying the Journey Forward
  • Overview of Editing
  • Signal vs. Noise
  • Stickiness
  • SUCCESS Model
  • Examples of Stickiness
  • Tool: Make it Sticky
  • Let's Act: Work through Step 4
  • Reflect: What did we learn?
  • Carrying the Journey Forward
  • Overview of Storyboarding
  • Observe & Listen
  • Observe & Listen Debrief
  • Tool: Emotional Variety & Sequencing
  • Emotional Variety & Sequencing
  • Let's Act: Work through Step 5
  • Reflect: What did we learn?
  • Carrying the Journey Forward
  • Overview of Multisensory Augmentation
  • Important Considerations for Multisensory Augmentation
  • Tool: Engaging the Senses
  • Engaging the Senses
  • Slide Development Best Practices
  • Glance Test
  • Slide Development Before & After
  • Let's Act: Work through Step 6
  • Reflect: What did we learn?
  • Carrying the Journey Forward
  • Overview of Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
  • Over-Preparing vs. Over-Rehearsing
  • Rehearsal Tips
  • Presence Tips
  • Presence & Live Event Tips
  • Let's Act: Work through Step 7
  • Reflect: What did we learn?
  • Carrying the Journey Forward

Instructor
Instigator and Coach
Steve Garguilo
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 4,693 Reviews
  • 72,026 Students
  • 2 Courses

Steve Garguilo has made a career of pushing people and projects to their greatest potential. Steve works as an instigator, creator, and coach to help people envision new solutions and actualize their ideas. He has coached hundreds of speakers to give TED talks over the past six years, and his talk development journey is now available for you to experience.