PowerPoint Alchemy: Career, Entrepreneurship & Sales Videos

A-Z guide on advancing your career, rocking business pitches, creating PPT videos & masterminding $20k products
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

----Introductory Price ONLY - Increasing to $297 Soon---

Over $100,000 of Actual PowerPoint Products Sold

Want to create ninja PowerPoints that blow your boss away and advance your career? PowerPoints that have the power to close client deals and that can turn into captivating videos?

Guarantee: By the end of this course you'll be a PowerPoint ninja with the ability to create mind-blowing presentations, wireframes for developers and even sales videos!

My name is Eric Weiss and I want to welcome you to our PowerPoint Alchemy course. We've done over $100,000 of sales selling actual PowerPoints.

As an ex-Investment Banker working in Mergers & Acquisitions, PowerPoint put my career on steroids and now as an Internet Entrepreneur it helps me drive sales, build course content & create videos for my multiple million dollar businesses.

During the next 3 days I'm going to turn you into a PowerPoint Alchemist by not only teaching you the fundamentals like the keyboard shortcuts, SmartArt graphics & LIVE presentation mastery but we'll dive into real world applications and case studies including:

-Our PowerPoint Mixology Framework to completely revamp your PowerPoint in less than 30 minutes

-How to steal SWOT Analysis, Porter's 5 Forces & Gantt Charts to sharpen your corporate presentations

-My Investment Banking M&A Experiences and a Goldman Sachs PowerPoint Case Study

-How we created multiple PowerPoint Products that generated over $20,000 each

-How to create PowerPoint Wireframes for 6-Figure Software Development Projects

-How to use our 15-minute PowerPoint Video Insta-Creator to create mind blowing PowerPoint videos like the one used for this promo video

Plus you'll receive 3 Bonuses...

-Bonus #1: The 50+ Slide PowerPoint Deck we used to build out content for this course - you can reuse it in your job or business to gain that competitive edge

-Bonus #2: Our 49 Slide Wireframe Template we use internally to develop 6-figure products

-Bonus #3: Our Copy & Paste Webinar Presentation that we've used to sell $1.9 Million of Products

If you want to learn the fundamentals, secret tricks and practical real world applications of PowerPoint with the actual templates we use in our business on a daily basis then this is the course for you!

The Better than Money Back Guarantee

We're giving you a double your money back guarantee. Take action, get in our Private Facebook mastermind and if you don't think the course was worth your time I'm going to give you double the money out of my own pocket.

Special Introductory Price - Rising Soon

Even though we've done over $3 million in sales (closer to $4 million now) and we normally charge $497, $697 and $997 for our life changing courses, we will keep this introductory price before raising it as a special for the Udemy community.

Take Action & Enroll

Checkout the previews and enroll now. I'm confident you'll love the course and that once you take action you will revolutionize your PowerPoint skills.

Talk soon, Eric

What are the requirements?

  • Nothing - we walk you through copy from A to Z from introductory all the way to extremely advanced real world applications

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use PowerPoint including the keyboard shortcuts, slide master & SmartArt graphics like a ninja
  • Create videos, webinars & wireframes from scratch or using our templates
  • Create well-designed PowerPoint presentations or leverage a secret source of done-for-you PowerPoints
  • Use our rapid insertion photo album creation method to create PowerPoint Photo Albums in seconds
  • Sharpen their corporate presentations with SWOT Analysis, Porter's 5 Forces & Gantt Charts

What is the target audience?

  • Corporate professionals aiming to advance their career with razor sharp PowerPoint skills
  • Entrepreneurs desiring to improve their business by creating sales videos in PowerPoints and top quality presentations
  • Investment bankers and consultants who use PowerPoint on a daily basis

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Day 0: Introduction to PowerPoint Alchemy
04:23
  1. Welcome to the 3-day PowerPoint Alchemy course
  2. Practical applications of PowerPoint to advance your career, create sales pitches, webinars, videos, sell PowerPoint services & even create PowerPoint products
  3. Released 4 PowerPoint products personally and helped 2 of our students create PowerPont products that have grossed in total over $100,000
  4. Our company mission is to to turn as many nine to fivers into six-figure marketers
02:30
  1. Black Art Secret Facebook Community
  2. Black Art Secret YouTube Channel
  3. Overview of value-add case studies on the DigiStrats site
DigiStrats University
Preview
02:31
01:05
  1. Personal 1-on-1 strategy session once you complete the course
  2. Complete the course and take action to get your bonus worth $125
02:03
  1. Overview of the 3 days
  2. How to study the course - follow along & take action
04:34
  1. Leveraging PowerPoint to advance your career
  2. Making money with PPT through webinars, sales videos & creating Udemy courses
  3. Using PowerPoint with entrepreneurial ventures such as products, brochures, flyers, lobbies in your brick & mortar businesses & wireframes
03:00
  1. 2 different types of PowerPoints
  2. The "Presentation" PowerPoint - minimize text, graphics & objects focusing on the presenter
  3. The "Investment Banking" PowerPoint - creating pitch books
04:48
  1. I suck at PowerPoint
  2. I can outsource PowerPoint creation
  3. One small change takes hours
  4. I can present without PowerPoint
  5. I can't use these PowerPoints & strats in my job
00:58
  1. Top 3 Applications– Write down the top 3 applications of PowerPoint for you!
  2. Facebook– Join the FB group and introduce yourself
  3. Day 1– Jump into Day 1!
Section 2: Day 1: PowerPoint Mixology Framework
02:14
  1. The top 4 secrets of PowerPoint - if you do nothing else watch these!
09:46
  1. Choosing your color pallet, scheme and design
  2. You'll want to do this for every PowerPoint - it's like fashion you don't want to have rainbow colors so it's best to start off with an image or an idea
  3. Most of the time you're starting off with a color or a logo that the PPT should be based around - for example a product line, the logo of the client, etc.
07:22
  1. Secret resource of PowerPoint templates
  2. Don't forget to install the fonts
Article
  1. Done-for-you PowerPoint presentation template for your pitches, job, webinars or any other purpose
08:08
  1. Concept of layering
  2. Rule #1 - NEVER PUT THE FOOTER INFO LIKE THE WEBSITE AND LOGO ON EVERY SLIDE INDIVIDUALLY
  3. Rule #2 - AVOID CHANGING THE FONT SIZE ON INDIVIDUAL SLIDES - DO IT IN THE MASTER
06:11
  1. Always double check the slide ratio from the beginning
  2. The difference between 16:9 and 4:3
  3. In general use 16:9
02:26
  1. Download Template – Use ours or find one to follow along
  2. Double Check– Go into the slide master, double check that slide sizes are 16:9 and stick to the color pallet!
Section 3: Day 2 - PowerPoint Alchemy Fundamentals
01:06
  1. Step 1 - Shortcuts
  2. Step 2 - Concepts
  3. Step 3 - Exercises
  4. Step 4 - Images
08:16
  1. Overview of the ribbons
  2. The main keyboard shortcuts
3 pages
  1. PDF of the main keyboard shortcuts to be printed and referenced on a daily basis for the next week or two
03:14
  1. When a direct shortcut doesn't exist and you need to do repetitive tasks
  2. Scenario: Placing images into slides & changing pictures
01:47
  1. Quick check that your fonts are installed
  2. If not install and then restart PowerPoint
05:04
  1. Changing the background in the master
  2. Creating unique backgrounds and using patterns
04:16
  1. Creating layouts and changing them only in the slide master
  2. Resetting slides like magic
03:25
  1. Pasting from Word or the Internet
  2. Keyboard shortcut for paste special
  3. Example from the DigiStrats site
05:09
  1. Using theme colors with shapes
  2. Eliminating the stroke
  3. Ungrouping and second layers of shapes
  4. Creating PowerPoint shapes
05:45
  1. Grouping and ordering shapes
  2. Goldman Sachs PowerPoint deck to illustrate various concepts
04:04
  1. Distributing shapes after grouping them
  2. Aligning top and center
02:41
  1. Holding shift when drawing lines to create vertical or horizontal lines
01:25
  1. Using guides, gridlines and the ruler when dragging and aligning objects
03:11
  1. Using the format painter with images
  2. Double clicking on the format painter
02:01
  1. Different types of bullets
  2. Matching the color of bullets to the theme colors
  3. Consistency with bullets
03:37
  1. Matching tables to the theme colors
  2. Merging cells
  3. Formatting the background - individual vs whole
02:07
  1. Adding words like Udemy to the dictionary
  2. Squiggly lines and what they mean
  3. Additional font options
02:59
  1. Working with logo images - transparent & PNGs
  2. Resizing the logo
  3. Creating the "My Past Clients" slide
03:44
  1. Resizing shapes
  2. Locking aspect ratios
  3. Circle example
01:42
  1. Using the PowerPoint screen clipping tool with websites and programs
03:35
  1. Using flaticons
  2. Replacing images
  3. Recap of format painter and the Quick Access Toolbar
07:52
  1. Taking proof shots using PowerPoint, Jing or Snagit
13:27
  1. Using real images
  2. Using stock images
  3. Mistakes that can cost you thousands of dollars
05:45
  1. Using comments when collaborating with co-workers
  2. Inserting notes / scripts
04:00
  1. How to use presentation mode for webinars and live presenting in front of a crowd
  2. Using dual monitors
  3. Using the presenter view with notes
02:35
  1. Outline view for easy insertion
  2. Slide sorter view to move slides
Article
  1. The "Fill-in-the-Blank" Sales Video PowerPoint
  2. Just replace the text and start recording
03:55
  1. Recording "timings" in PowerPoint
  2. Timing the PowerPoint with photo albums, kiosks at tradeshows and presentations in the lobby of your brick & mortar business
05:03
  1. Creating a video like a sales video or even a YouTube video
  2. "Record slide show" records your voice and if you keep it checked it will record the slide and animation timings to prepare it for creating the video
  3. Using it for rehearsing
03:03
  1. How to create the PowerPoint
  2. Recommend PowerPoint if you don't have Camtasia
  3. Limitations are you can't edit audio, can't record outside of PowerPoint, can't record in higher resolutions and can't do too many edits - it's really the quick and dirty way to produce videos which can still be very effective
06:43
  1. Timing the animations
  2. Using "on-click"
  3. Ordering animations
  4. Using animations with the Slide Master
03:24
  1. Timing the transitions
  2. Using "on-click"
  3. Using transitions with the Slide Master
04:06
  1. Print to PDF and how to use it to see a "print" view
  2. Save to PDF when distributing the pitch book
02:36
  1. Overview of charts and graphs
  2. Constructing charts from scratch
01:44
  1. How to use organizational charts for HR tasks and to construct an org chart
03:33
  1. Using the SmartArt Graphics
  2. Why WordArt should be used very seldom
01:52
  1. How to use flowcharts in PowerPoint to build process flows for bank projects and to map out processes when you can't use Visio
Review
01:05
03:07
  1. Linking action buttons to external URLs
02:19
  1. Overview of the equations and how to use them instead of building equations from scratch
04:24
  1. Embedding external media into your point
  2. Different types of embedding options
03:41
  1. Exporting slides as a PNG to be used for Animoto videos or FB
  2. Importing other presentations to merge into one
02:36
  1. Create a photo album by inserting multiple photos from a folder
01:15
  1. Source of PowerPoint templates
  2. Why other templates are better than the Microsoft ones
01:06
  1. Follow Along – Did you follow along and play around with every concept that we covered?
  2. Real World Applicatoin: Create PowerPoint – Select one project in your business or at work and use all of these concepts to create a PowerPoint
  3. Share – Share it in the Facebook group
Section 4: Day 3 - Corporate Ladder & $10k PowerPoint Applications
01:13
  1. Part 1 - Advanced Diagrams
  2. Part 2 - Case Studies
  3. Part 3 - Creating products, videos & webinars using PowerPoint
  4. Part 4 - Bonuses
02:29
  1. Looking smart at work by using Venn Diagrams & Corporate Charts
04:37
  1. Building a SWOT Analysis using SmartArt Graphics
  2. Finding Porter's 5 Forces and Gantt Charts online
09:05
  1. Corporate case studies
  2. Printing out PowerPoints and painful proof reading
  3. The proper way to print out pitch decks - Kinkos and binding them
03:44
  1. Putting your name in the meta data of the PowerPoint
  2. Saving as PDF if you're distributing
02:56
  1. Leveraging slideshare.net for inspiration
  2. Researching topics and learning from other presentations
02:03
  1. Embedding demo videos into the PowerPoint
  2. The problem when systems go down and how to avoid it
13:40
  1. How to buy and resell PowerPoints
  2. Secret resource of 1,000s of quality products to turn into $20k+ launches
  3. PowerPoint niches: Real Estate, social, webinars, local and sales videos
  4. Customers want mutliple colors, content and graphics
01:25
  1. Introduction to bonus videos on the Video Sales Letter Creation process
8 pages
  1. How to fill in the template
  2. Cutting words during the second and third iterations
4 pages
  1. The "Fill-in-the-Blank" Sales Video Copy Template to create quick sales videos
03:26
  1. Creating quick PowerPoint sales videos
  2. How to use animations
Article
  1. The "Fill-in-the-Blank" Sales Video PowerPoint
  2. Just replace the text and start recording
02:09
  1. How to record in Camtasia
  2. 720x1280 recording dimensions for Udemy
  3. Correct audio settings
01:47
  1. Selling PowerPoint services on Fiverr
  2. Buying PowerPoint Fiverr gigs to save time
01:47
  1. How we use PowerPoint to create webinar presentations
Article
  1. The PowerPoint template used with this course in a fill-in-the blank "pitch presentation" format
03:26
  1. How we use PowerPoint to build out our content for our Udemy courses
03:47
  1. How we publish our Udemy course content on slideshare.net
11:23
  1. What are wireframes
  2. Sample wireframe PowerPoint and walk through
  3. Using the whitelabel framework within the wireframe
Article
  1. Our proprietary wireframe template for developing softwares
00:58
  1. Real World Application: Create PowerPoint – Select one project based on these applications in your business or at work and create a PowerPoint based on what you learned
  2. Share – Share it in the Facebook group
Section 5: Conclusion & Next Steps
01:55
  1. Congratulations
  2. Taking action with PowerPoint and next steps
02:25
  1. Recap– Did you do all the action steps?
  2. Create It– Create at least 2 PowerPoints based on the concepts in this course.
  3. Listen – Re-visit the course
Final Exam
3 questions
Secret Discounts
01:41
Sources & References for Images Used
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Digi Strats, 7-Figure Investor|$5 Million Digital Marketing Illusionist

Digital Asset Investing

Focusing on digital asset investments with valuations of 7-figures & up including a portfolio of companies that include:

-Part of investor consortium that executed buyout of a 7-figure SEO SaaS investment that generates over $50,000 per month in earnings
-Apart of investor group rolling up amazon affiliate sites switching their business model from pure affiliate to a physical product eCommerce model

Black Arts Digital Marketing

With over $5 million in product sales from information and software products, I uncover the true secrets of top six-figure and seven-figure marketers - the same marketers that sell products without telling you the true way to make wealth online.

Product Creation

A specialist with multiple $100,000+ product launches in the fields of:

-Social Media & Facebook Marketing
-Wordpress (html5, UI/UX, themes)
-List building

Some "black arts" marketing achievements include:

-Founder of 2 seven-figure and 1 six-figure company
-Creating a webinar sequence grossing $50,229 in just 5 days without even a product
-Selling 1,000 units of a software product in under 45 minutes
-Forging a $60,000+ affiliate promotion and dozens of $10,000 affiliate campaigns

Venture Capital & Investments

-Founded an Incubator with 2 "black arts" portfolio companies
-Angel investor in a startup recently valued at over $10 million increasing my investment by over 250% in just a little over a year

Traveling & Internationalization

-Master at lifestyle design mixing online ventures with perpetual travel
-Lived in 6 different countries across 4 different continents
-Knowledgeable in 5 languages
-Expert in structuring offshore strategy for online businesses
-Organizer of black arts marketing masterminds in exotic locations
-Managing 20+ remote staff members with primary operations in the Philippines and India

My Story

I wasn't always a "black arts" marketer & investor. Quite the contrary stuck in a dungy 5 square meter room where rats ran across the hall when I opened the door in the morning I worked in a 80 hour a week job trying to make it.

At one point I was so broke I slept on a pillow made from a 4 pack of Brawny 3-ply paper towel rolls…

Coming across a "scammy" squeeze page for a membership recommended by a client I was doing web design for that cost $97/month, which I didn't have at that time, I decided to take the plunge. The video with this "guru" promised that if applied the secret black magic techniques could help me launch a six-figure business.

What did I have to lose? Worst case there was a 30-day money back guarantee so I hustled during those first 30-days.

In less than 30-days I l sold a simple information product that grossed over $20,000 in a niche market that a few days before I knew nothing about.

Thank god I didn't hesitate. A couple months later I still remember the shocked look on my bosses face when I put in my 2 week's resignation notice. At this point I was making 3 times as much running my own business.

I am thankful that I have been blessed with the success and the freedom I have achieved learning the nuts & bolts of the internet space over the past few years & currently funneling that knowledge to build a private equity portfolio of digital asset investments.

Our Mission

Our current goal is to:

a) expose the "black arts" secrets of marketers to show you how we really make their money - to show you the true profit-generating secrets
b) teach growth by acquisition including how to acquire 6-figure & 7-figure assets for only 10% down using leverage, turn those investments passive, restructure the companies & even execute no-money down deals

I've sold millions of dollars worth of products and I'm going to take you behind the scenes of how I do it via case study after case study. I'll be transparent even when it comes to my Udemy income, how much these courses & webinars make and how our private equity portfolio is performing.. No holds barred.

Just like I was, so many people are stuck in 9 to 5 jobs with no motivation, no hope and no focus. If you stick with us at DigiStrats I promise that I will give you the most actionable road map to success with online marketing & digital asset acquisitions.

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