25+ Tips On Creating Captivating Slide Presentations!

A stunning slide presentation can change the entire direction of your PowerPoint. Learn my secret techniques fast!
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description


A stunning slide presentation can change the entire direction of your PowerPoint or Keynote. Join the thousands of people who have learned my secret techniques and get started right now!




Did you know that an audience often reads the content on your presentation faster than you can repeat it back to them?

Using my course, you'll learn about the process of creating the perfect presentation, tips on how to speak publicly over your slides, and an easy set of rules to follow to ensure maximum audience participation.

It takes just ONE HOUR to start:

  1. LEVERAGING proper text to keep your audience engaged!
  2. DISCOVERING the most common issues that make presentations uninteresting!
  3. MASTERING presentation techniques.
  4. INCREASING your confidence and speaking prowess when presenting!
  5. LEARNING how to use Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, or other similar slide presentation software.




When you sign up for my course, you'll receive more than 36 lessons to help you with your presentations, public speaking, software familiarity, confidence, and audience engagement. In short, you'll learn everything you need to create an amazing slide presentation and how to deliver it to an audience!

Save yourself time trying to figure out what's going wrong and simply find out how to do it right. Learn from my years of presenting and overcoming my own mistakes, and just skip to what works!




"Well laid out, step-by-step, in a simple to understand and to implement manner. I feel much more confident in my ability to create a great presentation." – Student

This course teaches all those important details about preparing a presentation that are often forgotten or taken for granted. The lectures are easy to follow and more importantly actionable in real life. Thanks, Darci, for offering this course. – H. Mishra

Thank you for this as I am about to start planning my courses and techy stuff is intimidating however I understood & more importantly can actually do your stuff. This has given me more confidence to crack on...no more procrastination – N. Ward




  • BONUS 1

FREE critique of one slide of your presentation!

  • BONUS 2

Instant access to my checklist.

  • BONUS 3

Sensational Coles' notes version so you can print it off and use immediately!




You put in the time, sweating over your creations during long, sleepless nights. Now it's time to invest in yourself and your product with proven results. Seeing as how you've already put your heart and soul into your presentation, and it's not getting the traction you deserve, there's absolutely ZERO RISK on your part. Each of my lessons come with:

  • My personal support. Simply message me and I'll get right back to you!
  • Unlimited lifetime access at no extra costs.
  • Future additional lectures, bonuses, and material—all for FREE.
  • An unconditional, 30-day money-back guarantee.

Click the "Take this course" button at the top right. Every hour you delay you're not getting that next promotion, speaking engagement, or A+ on your paper.

See you on the inside!


What are the requirements?

  • If you use any type of presentation software like POWERPOINT, KEYNOTE, SLIDE SHARE, etc, this is for you!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Gain more confidence when presenting
  • Impress your boss, clients or attendees
  • Spot mistakes in your current presentations and even when you are watching others present
  • Discover what you don't know! Rules to follow that make a difference!

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone wishing to be a successful presenter
  • Anyone new to creating slide presentations
  • Anyone wishing to up their game
  • an online instructor from Udemy, Skillfeed, Lynda, etc., that use slides to present

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Why you NEED to take this course when you are using any presentation software

Why take this course?

Section 2: The Top DO NOTS

Tip 1: Do NOT fill your slide with text.

Regardless of which software you are using; Microsoft PowerPoint, Apples Keynote, Prezi, etc. this is one of the first basic rules in presenting. DO NOT FILL YOUR SLIDE WITH TEXT and then just read the text to the audience. Why even be there? You should just hand them the materials and save everyone time. Keep text to a minimum. Have you ever seen a presenter turn to the screen and read it verbatim? Not cool my friend, not cool.

Which is better? A or B? Now, of course, you could use A in some cases but generally you would use B and have A memorized!



    SLIDE B:


Tip 2: Always, always check for spelling mistakes.

Correct spelling is pretty important when you are presenting to an audience of 1 or 1000. I know we can't all be perfect and stuff happens and you overlook something but 'try' to have a colleague, friend or family member review your presentation. They will look at it with fresh eyes. I cannot tell you how many times I have reviewed my own work and missed a GLARING mistake. As the saying goes "you can't see the forest through the trees.". Have a 3rd party check it!

In PowerPoint click on Review > Spelling & Grammar.

I pay for a grammatical checker called Grammerly which isn't 100% accurate but it does make me think about what I have written and allows me time to review again! It corrects up to 10 times as many mistakes as other word processors and it has a Microsoft plug in!


Tip 3: Misuse of bullets


This is a walk through of how you might think outside the box when using bullet points for Microsoft PowerPOint, Keynote, Prezi or other software.


I think sometimes we fall back on using text but let's get creative and see how we can replace boring words!

I am a big believer in using images instead of text, if you can! Of course it takes more work but the impact is much, much better!


Color Symbolism

Are you using a horrible graph?
Real world examples on thinking outside the box if you have to use graphs

There are some basic rules to using fonts. You want your audience to see them!

28 at a minimum but I tend to use at least 32. You also want to use a font that the eye and brain likes. That means easy to read, nothing fancy, no scripts. Something like Arial or Verdana.

Keeping on time
Should you use handouts?
7 questions

Test basic knowledge so far.

Section 3: The Top DOs
Where to get free and paid images
The TOP thing to do when you present anytime, anywhere......
Links to Microsoft PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, Emaze, TedTalks and more

Who cares about human memory recall? We do! As presenters we want our audience to remember what we talked about. The picture superiority effect, or pictorial superiority effect shows that using pictures out performs texts tenfold. The stats are that after 3 days they will only remember 10% but if pictures are used they recall 65%. Now that is amazing!

The YouTube Video

Concentrating on how you speak

Top 10 Things You Should Never Say During A Presentation - Boris


Print off Preparation Checklist prior to creating your amazing presentation and use the "How to Create a Successful Presentation Notes" to review this whole course.

What to Wireless Presenter to use to help you
TO DO Quiz
5 questions
Section 4: Course Update
What to do before you present
Awesome PowerPoint Tips
10 Presentation Lessons from Hollywood

Check out this short video on Steve's secrets - http://youtu.be/k-zMRPZpvcw

Section 5: Final Exam for Darci LaRocque (Example by Instructor)
Your final Exam for this Course.
How to Contact Me
Additional Links and Info
Public Speaking

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Instructor Biography

Darci LaRocque, Master Technology Trainer & Speaker

Darci LaRocque is an internationally acclaimed, award winning speaker and trainer. Darci spent 3 years offering tech tips on a National technology show, she has been on numerous radio shows and published in a variety of magazines and newspapers.

After 20 years working in Corporate she resigned and started Swirl Solutions a corporate technology training company. She had so many requests to help individuals she started another company called Darci Talks.

Many have referred to Darci as a technology superstar because of her insight regarding Smartphones and Tablets and how to best take advantage of what they offer. Darci's strength is explaining in a user-friendly way how to use technology. Darci’s understanding of technology and desire to make it fun for everyone makes her training and presentation style interactive, humorous and informative.


I love helping people and hope you enjoy my courses as much as I LOVE creating them for you!

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