Create Engaging & Dynamic Presentations with Haiku Deck
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Create Engaging & Dynamic Presentations with Haiku Deck

Pimp up drab PowerPoint slides and create fresh, dynamic & professional presentations that wow your audience!
4.8 (3 ratings)
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431 students enrolled
Created by Will Thomas
Last updated 11/2014
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  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will be able to quickly create engaging and dynamic presentations that win over your audience!
  • Throughout the course you will learn all the ins and outs of Haiku Deck, and you will gain the knowledge to confidently use the editor to add text, backgrounds, charts and more to convey your message
  • You will halve the time it takes you to create presentations but you will double the impact of your slides.
  • This course will not only improve your presentations, but as a result make you a much more impactful and professional presenter!
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  • All you need is an internet browser and internet connection
  • Microsoft PowerPoint is useful but not essential
  • No prior design or IT skills needed

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:

  • get started with Haiku Deck, learn the essentials and create your first presentation
  • add and edit text, backgrounds, charts, slides and layouts, formatting them to create visually powerful slideshows
  • use themes to further enhance your slides and add notes to enrich your presentations

The course instructor, Will Thomas, is available on hand to offer advice, answer questions, and provide 1:1 coaching should you need it.

Who is the target audience?
  • Perfect for sales trainers, school teachers, adult teachers, marketers, students, trainers, presenters and public speakers, also a great offering for web designers, graphic designers and graphic artists
  • Be it in-house or freelance, if you have to develop, create and/or present in any form, there is no better solution to awaken, engage and inform your audience
  • If you want to jazz up your tired looking PowerPoints, or want a fresh alternative to Prezi, this course will give you the means to have a new and exciting way to present your information.
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Curriculum For This Course
Let's get Started!
3 Lectures 06:10

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...

Preview 02:48

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.

Preview 00:54

In this session, I give you a quick tour of the HaikuDeck website, showing you how to view the gallery, blog, help section and your profile on the site.

Preview 02:28
Creating your Presentation
9 Lectures 19:38

Before we begin adding content, let's familiarize ourselves with the workspace that you will be using for the upcoming sessions.

Preview 01:46

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.

Adding Text

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.

Changing the Backgrounds

In this session we learn how to use different layouts and text alignments on your slides for optimum impact!

Preview 01:37

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.

Adding, Removing & Duplicating Slides

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.

Graphs & Charts

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

Privacy Settings
Exporting & Sharing your Presentation
4 Lectures 06:13

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.

Sharing with Colleagues or on Social Media Sites

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.

Preview 02:10

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.

Exporting as a PDF

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.

Exporting to SlideShare
Example Presentation
1 Lecture 10:15

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!

Transfer an existing PowerPoint presentation to Haiku Deck
Test your Knowledge!
0 Lectures 00:00

Use this quick quiz to see if you have remembered some of the course details!

Test your Knowledge with a Quick Quiz!
5 questions
Round up!
3 Lectures 01:47

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.

A Challenge for you!
5 pages

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!

Haiku Deck for the iPad or iPhone

Congratulations - you've made it!

In this short session we wrap up the course and review what we've learnt...

About the Instructor
Will Thomas
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Presentations Coach at Businessfruit Communications

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:

  • Thinking skills instruments such as MBTI, HBDI, Insights
  • ThinkBuzan MindMapping® instructor
  • Six Thinking Hats® instructor
  • Think on Your Feet® instructor
  • Exercising Influence instructor
  • Presentations and Writing Skills instructor
  • NEWS™ Navigation Master Trainer

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.