Professional Presentation Skills - Impress Your Audience
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Professional Presentation Skills - Impress Your Audience

Deliver Masterful Presentations, Create Stunning Slides, Make A Confident And Strong Impression And WOW Your Audience
4.1 (47 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.
184 students enrolled
Created by Expert Academy
Last updated 3/2017
Price: $95
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to properly prepare for an effective presentation
  • Know how to build the perfect structure
  • Create a step-by-step process for designing an effective presentation
  • Make a great impression from the first minute
  • Create slides to maximize effectiveness and audience retention
  • Avoid common presentation mistakes and pitfalls
  • Build rapport with the audience
  • Use poweful body language
  • Deal with stress, nerves and make a strong impact
  • Use presentation techniques to demonstrate confidence and credibility
  • Respond to questions from the audience
View Curriculum
  • No specific requirements for this course
  • Basic knowledge of Powerpoint or Keynote
  • Have an open mind and the desire to be a great speaker

In this course, you will learn how to make engaging and inspiring presentations, using the presentation secrets of public speaking experts and international keynote speakers.

Present Your Ideas, Projects Or Sales Pitch With Impact And Impress Your Audience.

  • Craft a strong and clear message
  • Project a confident, and dynamic presence
  • Design crisp and good-looking slides
  • Use powerful body language to reinforce your message
  • Grasp the attention with storytelling elements
  • Stay clear of presentation pitfalls and clichés

Powerful presentation skills at your fingertips to make a strong impression.

Whatever your career path, presentation skills are critical to your success. Sooner or later you’ll have to give a presentation to your manager, colleagues, clients or prospects in order to reach your goals. Armed with the vital presentations skills in this course you will be able to make your next presentation outstanding.

Mastering the right presentation techniques can help you get that job promotion or convince a new client.

Content and overview

In this course I will show you how you can be a successful and confident speaker. First we will look at the single most important part of making a successful presentation: the right preparation. You will learn how successful speakers like Obama prepare. A compelling presentation basically tells a story, so you will learn how to use powerful storytelling elements to craft a strong message.

You will learn how to start and end your presentation and grab the attention of the audience from the very first second.

You will get vital design tips to make your Powerpoint presentation clear, crisp and outstanding. How to use (and not use) images, clipart, bulletpoints, graphs, charts, fonts and other design elements to craft stunning slides. With clear examples of how to improve your slides and sources for free photos, backgrounds and templates.

Finally, you will learn how to become a confident and convincing speaker, how to use body language to reinforce your message and how to make a strong impression.

Who is the target audience?
  • This program is intended for anyone who want to be a better presenter
  • Entrepreneurs that want to pitch an idea, project or investment
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:39

What does your audience expect from your presentation? How to make a strong and lasting impression.

Preview 01:39
Preparing for your presentation
3 Lectures 29:11

Preparation is the single most important part of making a successful presentation. In this lecture you will learn how to prepare for success by preparing the presentation, setting, audience, questions and yourself.

How to best prepare for your presentation

The following strategic tips can help you nail your next presentation by addressing one crucial, but often overlooked, aspect: the right structure.

The ideal structure of your presentation: 3 key messages

Learning how to start a presentation is just as important as knowing how to finish it. It is the beginning of the conversation that can make or break it in capturing your audience’s attention.

So you have to grab the audience’s attention from the very first second. Stay clear of presentation openers that make you look weak. Instead use this great intro to grab the audience by the throat and get their undivided attention.

Make a great impression: INTRO

Preparing your presenation
6 questions
How to design powerful slides
3 Lectures 30:25

Essential design tips to make you and your presentation look awesome. The 5 golden rules.

Preview 10:47

The use of images is one of the single best ways to make your presentation look stunning.

It’s also one of the single best ways to make it lame. How to use drawings, charts, graphs, pictures and photography to your advantage.

The impact of visuals and how to use them

If you must use PowerPoint, here's how to do it: The 10-20-30 rule and 5 amazing tips that will improve your presentations dramatically.

10-20-30 rule

Congratulations, you finished this section!

This short quiz will test your understanding of the concepts and techniques presented in this section. It should take about 3 minutes.

How to design powerful slides
3 questions
Engage your audience
4 Lectures 18:46

Effective communication can change the way people perceive you, think about you and judge you. When presenting to a group you’ll be judged in the first 7 seconds on your ability to communicate effectively by that group. The 3 components you must know in order to have more impact with your presentation.

The impact of communication

The importance of body language when delivering a presentation

It's all about Body Language

Giving a presentation is all about connecting with your audience in a true and heartfelt way. Three simple but vital tips to build rapport with any audience.

Building rapport with the audience

How to deal with stage fright and nerves when speaking in public. The 4 components of presentation stress, and how to work with each of them to overcome the problem.

Dealing with speaking nerves

Engage your audience
3 questions
Let's do it!
1 Lecture 01:50
Extra tips & resources
About the Instructor
Expert Academy
4.0 Average rating
71 Reviews
224 Students
4 Courses
Practical Training by Experienced Experts

We believe that through training and coaching, anyone can be an expert in their profession or field. Our trainers are dedicated experts who share their passion and experience allowing others to grow professionally, obtain better results and successfully reach their goals. Developing your talent is our passion.

The 3 unique assets of Expert Academy

1. Proven expertise

Our trainers are all experts in their field. Many work as senior advisers and consultants. They are experienced and passionate communication professionals, media specialists and management consultants who want their share their knowledge and experience with others. Our trainers and coaches also continually invest in their own development so they can apply the latest methodology and techniques in their training programs.

We are experts in the field of presentation techniques and more specifically the professional use of PowerPoint. Our trainers are professional presenters and keynote speakers, who just love being on stage but what they probably love most is helping you succeed in your next presentation.

2. Focused and powerful training

Time is precious, especially in the business world. Therefore our training programs are concise and powerful, so your busy agenda is not compromised. Expert Academy offers full day training, but you can also opt for a half day personal coaching at the time that suits you best. Our trainers gladly accommodate to your schedule.

3. Practice

The main benefit of our training method is its use of real-life situations and exercise. This approach provides the student with a practical learning experience than can immediately be applied to real life situations.

Companies we have worked for:

DHL, Toyota, SONY, British American Tobacco, Opel, Procter&Gamble, Umicore, McBride, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Braun, Masterfood, Straumann, Philip Morris, BMW, Coca Cola, Brussels Airlines, Nintendo, American Express, BMS, Merck Group


"My goal was to overcome my fear of public speaking and to learn techniques to speak with more confidence. This was one of the best trainings I have recently followed. "

(Staff Responsible Benelux Economic Union)

,, I wanted to get more confident during my presentations, and my expectations after the training were perfectly redeemed. I learned how to build eye contact with the audience and also how to give my presentations more impact. '

(CEO Master Tours)