Put "juice" into your presentations
4.1 (8 ratings)
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Put "juice" into your presentations

Make complex presentations clear and compelling
4.1 (8 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.
3,692 students enrolled
Created by Oliver Hauss
Last updated 6/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Presenting complex material
  • You already have some experience holding presentations and can deal with complex tables, charts etc.

Did you ever leave a presentation with glazed eyes, buried under an avalance of information? Did you ever struggle to pinpoint what part of a slide the speaker was talking about? Did you ever struggle to understand what the take-home message of a presentation was because there was just too much information?

Are you now in a situation where you have to present complex, data-heavy subjects and would like to avoid inflicting the same on your audience?

Would you like to transfer knowledge to your audience in a way that will be remembered?

Then this course is for you.

This brief workshop will illustrate

  • how to keep your presentation focused

  • how to structure the information in your presentation to make it memorable

  • how to adapt your visuals to make the presentation more dynamic, clear and engaging.

It is an online adaptation of a workshop I've held live. Here's some feedback for the live workshop:

“I was impressed to see how Oliver could take any unfriendly looking set of data and transform it into an engaging, memorable, easy to understand presentation. He brings together competencies in data analysis, information processing and effective communication. If you have a lot of information that you want to communicate effectively or train people to develop these skills then I would highly recommend Oliver as a consultant and trainer.”

T. T., International Coach and Management Consultant

“I attended Oliver's workshop called "There’s No Such Thing as a Dry Subject". I work as a coach and a trainer so I must admit that I already knew a lot of things about presentations and how to engage an audience BUT Oliver totally surprised me! He delivered such a valuable content about how complex topics can inspire rather than overwhelm the audience. I found his tips so useful in my job and I've definitely seen the results! Thank you so much Oliver for your clarity, competence and well balanced irony!”

E.F., Coach

Who this course is for:
  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Marketing managers offering highly complex products
  • Sales people offering highly complex products.
  • Executives in high tech and healthcare
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 45:28
+ Introduction
1 lecture 05:17

Welcome! In this introduction, we're going to look at the problems that frequently make presentations, and especially data-driven presentations, ineffective - be it that they are boring or overwhelming.

Preview 05:17
+ What's your message?
1 lecture 03:48

Focusing your presentation onto a clear message and limiting yourself to information in support of that message is key to being clear and understandable.

Focus your information
Consider how the lesson applies to presentations you deliver
Quick practice session
1 question
+ Dramaturgy
1 lecture 05:22

Your explanations will be much easier to follow if they follow a structure that's ordered in a logical and engaging fashion. We'll also look at why "storytelling" and "narrative" do have a place in data-driven presentations.

Structure your information
Considering the structure and narrative of past presentations.
What works for you?
1 question
+ Visualization
5 lectures 18:51

An introduction into considerations that go into planning visualization in presentations - why does a presentation need different visuals than a publication?

Introduction to Visualization

Looking at some options to make statistical content more "digestible"

Visualization Case Studies: Statistics

How to focus a complex scientific figure suitable for a publication down to something that's fit for a presentation.
Cf. also the other case studies for further case studies that are applicable in science, too - e.g. the Finance section for using narrative with adapted tables and graphs.

Visualization Case Studies: Science

How to adapt large and complex tables so that the audience can follow the speaker. Using storytelling techniques with tables and graphs/charts

Visualization Case Studies: Finance

Explaining processes in a dynamic fashion, even if you only have a picture of the whole process.

Visualization Case Studies: Organisational
Taking the lessons of the visualization part and applying them to the student's own presentation projects
Putting it into practice
1 question
+ Technical explanation (PowerPoint)
1 lecture 10:44

This is a PowerPoint-specific explanation as to how some of the animations used to make content more digestible in previous lectures were done.

How to roll out and walk through content as shown in the previous lectures
+ Conclusions
1 lecture 00:55

Congratulations! You've made it! Now you should have a number of ideas how to make your material more clear and comprehensible. Go out and do some presentation magic!