Death By PowerPoint To Killer Presentation Via Brain Science
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Death By PowerPoint To Killer Presentation Via Brain Science

Learn how to use psychology and neuroscience to change your presentations from dull slides to shows everyone loves.
4.4 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
27 students enrolled
Created by Dr David Murphy
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Captivate And Educate Any Audience
  • Impress A Boss Or Client
  • Convey Information In The Most Effective Way
  • Create Powerful, Effective Presentations
  • Avoid Boring People With Dull Slides
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  • You will need a PC and access to PowerPoint if you want to try the techniques out!
  • Any version of PowerPoint will do; you don't need the latest version to use what you'll learn.

You need to make presentations, but no one ever showed you how to make GREAT presentations, and you know most presentations are deathly dull and boring! You need to get people to pay attention and learn.

Discover How To Tap Into Simple Neuroscience To Make People Sit Up And Listen During Your Presentation!

  • Achieve great presentations through less than an hour of video learning.
  • Many examples showing how - and how not - to make your PowerPoint slides look.
  • Microlearning techniques to deliver the essential learning points to you quickly.
  • The theory of slide design explained by looking at how how our brains work.
  • Drawing on decades of experience across our teaching group.

After this course you will cause a stir in your workplace or classroom; people will sit up and notice your presentations, and people will learn what you want them to, while being amazed at your presentation skills.

Everyone dreads a long PowerPoint presentation; whether you're giving it or having to sit through it, they can be dull, lifeless, and repetitive, so much so that most people now use the phrase 'Death By PowerPoint,' to describe how it feels. But this is because PowerPoint presentations haven't been designed with how people see, pay attention, and learn, in mind. In fact, as you'll see in our course, some of the most common PowerPoint practices actually make it harder for the audience to take information in and keep concentrating.

In less than an hour we will share all the tips, tricks and techniques you need to stand out from the crowd, to turn Death By PowerPoint into Killer Presentations. It's easy to do once you know how, and we've even broken the lessons down into easy bite-sized chunks, so if you're in a rush you can learn enough in minutes to make a massive difference to your presentation.

You'll also get a free e-book as part of the course, so you can take the tips and techniques with you wherever you go.

Take action now and have people sit up and notice what you show them; click on the button to enroll and improve the quality of your delivery starting today.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who uses PowerPoint presentations; in the workplace or the classroom these powerful techniques will quickly give you great results.
  • This course isn't about classroom management or alternatives to PowerPoint.
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 03:32

Welcome to the course! Here's a little background on your instructor, and on the course itself.

Preview 03:32
What the brain likes, and how to create it.
12 Lectures 20:01

A little neuroscience goes a long way to improving your presentation!

Preview 01:16

Spotting large things in our environment is a survival instinct that we can harness to make our slides more informative.

Preview 02:08

The golden rule about how many objects to have in your slides.

Preview 01:37

How to make sure the audience is looking at you when you want them to.

Preview 01:50

There's a reason why PowerPoint uses bullet points by default... and it's not a good one.


This lesson teaches by example! Your slides are not your auto-cue.

Too Many Words

Animation's always great, right? Wrong.


The default options create the default presentation; death by PowerPoint!

Make Your Own Slides

A picture paints a thousand words!

Images Not Words

The way you write sometimes says more than what you write.


You've got to get the basics right if you want to be taken seriously!

Spell Check!

There's something we really need to talk about!

The Elephant In The Room
The Overview; Plan and Practice
1 Lecture 04:09

Now you know how to get the details of each slide right, it's time to take a little look at the bigger picture.

Plan And Practice
Bonus Lecture
1 Lecture 03:01

A few final bits and pieces for you.

Bonus Lecture
About the Instructor
Dr David Murphy
4.2 Average rating
11 Reviews
234 Students
2 Courses
PhD Educator, Fire Brigade Commander, Instructional Designer

I'm Watch Commander Doctor David Murphy, Dave to my friends! I currently lead an operational fire station team at a busy central location in one of the largest fire brigades in the world. I am a graduate of the first ever firefighter accelerated promotion project.

As well as leading at incidents I am also responsible for the day-to-day training of my team. That work combines with my teaching and academic background to fuel my passion: online instructional design. I work independently to develop online learning projects as well as being a founder member of the School for the Self, and I am also a member of the elearning guild.

In previous roles I have taught political philosophy at undergraduate level, taught teaching methodology to university lecturers, been an associate editor of an academic journal, been Team Leader on a European Union assistance mission to the Republic of Uzbekistan, been an emergency call taker for a UK police force... oh and I've cleaned toilets for a living too!

I hope that this varied life experience gives me some insight not just into the subjects I teach but into how to teach them effectively.

I'm excited to be getting to know new students here, and I look forward to meeting you through my courses and our discussions.