Haiku Deck is a free web based tool that allows you to easily create persuasive and powerful presentations.
With Haiku Deck, you now have a fresh alternative to dull PowerPoint slides or confusing Prezi presentations. Haiku Deck allows you to simply transfer your PowerPoint content into the Haiku Deck editor, freshen it up, and then export it back into a PowerPoint file so you can use it just like before, hassle free - but now it will be ten times cooler!
By the time you complete this course, you will be creating powerful and visually engaging presentations.
Along the way, you will learn how to:
The course instructor, Will Thomas, is available on hand to offer advice, answer questions, and provide 1:1 coaching should you need it.
Welcome to the course!
I look forward to working with you and helping you create more powerful presentations.
In this starting video, I introduce you to HaikuDeck and give you a brief summary of what's to come...
Start your HaikuDeck journey here! In this session I'll guide you through how to bring up the HaikuDeck webpage and how to registering as a new user.
Before we begin adding content, let's familiarize ourselves with the workspace that you will be using for the upcoming sessions.
First things first - let's learn how to add some text! It's the backbone of every presentation so it's a good place to start.
Make your presentation super powerful, simply by adding a background. You will learn how to add a plain color background, use your own image, or choose one of the 35 million + high quality backgrounds provided free by HaikuDeck.
In this session we learn how to use different layouts and text alignments on your slides for optimum impact!
In this lecture we're going to learn how to rearrange your slide order, how to remove slides, and how to duplicate them to create multiple versions.
Learn how to change the style of your presentations with HaikuDeck's easy one-click themes, allowing you to instantly change the fonts of the slides and add beautiful image filters.
Want to quickly create a chart to clearly represent your data? Look no further than this lecture! From creating bar charts to pie charts, all will be revealed.
In this lecture you will learn how to add notes to your slides. This is either for personal use, as a refresher for what you will say in accompaniment to the slides, or to enrich your slides when shared online with the HaikuDeck community.
Learn how to modify the settings of your presentation to either allow:
- Anyone to view your slides by searching online
- Anyone with the link to view your slides, but it remains unlisted on the HaikuDeck search engine
- Only yourself to view your slides and you have to be logged in to see them
Want to know how to share your new presentation with friends, colleagues, or upload it onto a social media platform? In this session, I'll show you how to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google + and Wordpress. You will also have the option to copy the presentation link to send or post it elsewhere, email it or obtain the HTML code to embed it into your site.
In this lecture, we are going to learn how to export your Haiku Deck creation into a PowerPoint format to enable you to easily present and share your presentation. To view what the presentation shown in this session looks like in PowerPoint format, you can download the result in the 'Supplementary Material' of this lecture.
In this lecture, we are going to learn how to export your Haiku Deck creation into a PDF file, a great way to print all the slides as a handout. To view what the presentation shown in this session looks like in the PDF format, you can download the result in the 'Sumplementary Materials' for this lecture.
In this lecture, we are going to learn how to export your Haiku Deck creation to SlideShare. SlideShare is a web based slide hosting service, so it's a good way to share your presentation to gain an online audience. To view what the presentation shown in this session looks like when exported to SlideShare, click here.
To recap everything you’ve learnt, we take an existing typical and unexciting PowerPoint slideshow and transform it together into a vibrant, modern presentation using the HaikuDeck software. Download the original and final versions from the course's 'Supplementary Material' to see the difference HaikuDeck can make!
Use this quick quiz to see if you have remembered some of the course details!
In this session I give you a challenge in which you have to use your creativity and skills that you've builtup over this course to create your own professional presentation! Once done, share it on the course discussion board to gain constructive feedback directly from me.
In this session I inform you of the popular HaikuDeck app that's available to download for free on the iTunes store - see the lecture's 'Supplementary Materials' to get the link!
Congratulations - you've made it!
In this short session we wrap up the course and review what we've learnt...
A highly skilled professional, Will Thomas brings 25 years of experience and expertise to his intensely practical courses to improve thinking skills and develop personal influence and impact. His focus and love for what he does has given Will the chance to work with some neat people in many different countries and organizations. In turn, Will learns a lot from the people he meets and brings practical tips, tricks and insights to his courses that he knows make a difference - helping people think faster, present with more confidence and power and write clearly and persuasively.
Hailing from London in the UK, Will has lived and worked across the globe and is now based in Brussels, Belgium. Starting work as an engineer then IT developer, Will then found his true direction to coach others to improve performance in personal and interpersonal communication.
Along the way Will has garnered an MBA, a degree in Engineering, is a qualified English teacher, and brings many training and coaching certifications, such as:
But it's not the qualifications, or indeed the training course - it's what you can do as a result...
Will shares the best of his experience to provide premium quality tutorials for people eager to master the art of communication.