PRESENTATION SKILLS: Give Your Presentation a Facelift
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PRESENTATION SKILLS: Give Your Presentation a Facelift

Master your presentation skills with this easy to follow course. Learn how to master your presentation for best results!
4.4 (4 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.
656 students enrolled
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll be able to draft and create a very clear message to start your presentation.
  • You'll also be able to formulate logical structure.
  • You'll be able to practice creating succinct messages from supplied activities.
  • Be able to come up with engaging colour combinations from exterior resources.
  • You'll get 6 techniques to deal with nerves that are evidence based.
  • You'll get 5 ice-breakers to kick start your delivery.
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  • No prior knowledge is needed.

Discover how you can create a CRYSTAL CLEAR MESSAGE and manage your nerves when you deliver your presentations.

As a presenter you want to engage your audience right from the word GO!

However, most presenters go about this the wrong way - by beginning with an outline, only to have their audience mentally tune out and disengage.

You will learn in this course how to structure your slide presentation to keep your audience engaged.

Having taught this method for years in the corporate world and university world, I've now condensed the key elements into this course to help you deliver a perfect presentation.

In this course you'll get:

1. Image and colour resources that will engage your audience.

2. My tested method and acronym to help you create your clear message.

3. Activities to practice creating your clear message.

4. A 'before' and 'after' case study of a real presentation; a total makeover.

5. Evidence based preparation questions to help you prepare your entire presentation.

6. 5 Ice-breakers to kick start your presentation.

7. BONUS techniques to deal with nerves when you are presenting.

Who is the target audience?
  • People in marketing and sales.
  • Managers needing to present to their teams.
  • Anyone who presents at a 'Meetup' group.
  • Business owners needing to present to target audiences.
  • A student learning the art of presentation skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Introduction With Some Interesting Stats and Facts.
2 Lectures 07:51

Find out why Power Point still rocks! Many people think that using slides to help their presentations aren't as important as they used to be. You'll hear some amazing statistics as to why you still need to have a slide show when you're presenting, no matter what the subject title.

Preview 04:34

This is a short lecture that outlines 3 types of presentations that people are likely to talk about. Your presentation will fall into one of these 3 genres.

Preview 03:17
How to Create a Clear Message and Structure.
8 Lectures 46:28

In this lecture you'll learn how to create a crystal clear message that is imperative to get your audience attentive and listening right from the start. Too many people start with an outline, but unless your outline is fully succinct, you'll lose your audience's motivation. Having a clear message will motivate your audience to stay listening and pay full attention.

How to Build a Clear Message.

This is a very brief lecture simply outlining the key benefits of why it's important to have a TOP.

Key Benefits of using TOP

Now that you've learned how to create your clear message using the TOP acronym, this lecture will show you what the full presentation of the mock up example - The TX4 - could like like. Having a clear message will make structuring your presentation logical and relevant. Too many people have way too many slides and information that isn't necessary. Here you'll see how to structure.

Example of Using TOP for Structuring.

In this lecture, you'll learn to use preferred fonts, a little on colour and how to use bullets.

Bite the Bullet: Slide Layout.

This lecture is based on a real case study. Hear a full analysis of each slide in its original format. While lots of people use images within their presentations, many people still over use bullets and a narrative layout. A narrative layout is a story that generally starts with history. Too much time is spent on 'the past' in a lot of presentations with the most important information being placed towards the end of the presentation. Does your presentation follow any of the mistakes that this one does?

Real Case Study Makeover: Before

This lecture is the makeover; the after version of the previous presentation. It's just one version of what it could look like. You'll see how it's transformed to include a TOP and how the TOP is used to structure the rest of the presentation.

Real Case Study Makeover: After

For those who would like to see the before and after slides side by side, then this is the lecture for you. It often helps to see the makeover directly next to each other.

Side by Side Makeover.

In this lecture, I talk through the questions so you can hear how they sound. They are not typical of traditional questions that you're probably used to hearing. These questions are based on a very well known positive psychology practice called - Solution Focused Therapy. This is a practice that was founded in the 70s and holds the highest success rate for behaviour change. It's a practice that is now used for change management, team development as well as within schools. its methodology can be used in all facets of life and work.

Preview 04:11
Dealing with Nerves.
3 Lectures 08:28

In this lecture you'll get 6 evidence based tips and techniques on how to deal with nerves. No, you won't hear me tell you to breathe deeply or to talk slowly. You've heard this before. The techniques here are tried and tested and WORK fully!

6 Ways to Calm Nerves.

Part of helping you deal with nerves requires support. One of the techniques relate to using interesting ice-breakers. In this lecture I'll show you one of them and how it would pan out with your crowd. The remaining ice-breakers are in PDF format for you to download and use.

BONUS: 5 Ice-Breakers to Calm Nerves.

This is a quick summary of what we've covered with a resources sheet that summarises resources to lectures.

Please let me know how the TOP has worked for you in your presentation and the activities to help calm nerves.
Best of luck!

Summary and Resource Sheet
About the Instructor
Larissa Levkovitch
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Author, Coach, Trainer.

Larissa has a Master’s Degree in Coaching Psychology (University of Sydney); 20+ years experience as a corporate/business trainer, English teacher, coach and university lecturer. She is a master trainer in communication, both in written and spoken form.

Larissa has influenced and inspired thousands of people, as well as more than a dozen federal Australian politicians over the years. She has trained people to become their best at News Limited, BT Financial, Sydney Water, Infor, TAFE, 7-eleven and hundreds more.

Larissa is the author of ‘A Manager’s Survival Kit to Sanity’, featuring an exclusive interview with Australian icon, Ken Done. It's all based around verbal communication and how best to provide feedback to staff. It's available on Amazon right now.

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