Pay Attention! How to Create Applause-worthy Presentations

A powerful, simple method that helps you get what you want and gives your audience what it needs.
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Instructed by Mike Vayda Business / Communications
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Learn a simple, powerful process to define your goals, understand your audience, and create great content...in less time.


Master the Three Powerful Skills to Get—and Keep—Your Audience’s Attention.


Why is this course worth taking?

  1. Proven: Built on 30 years of presenting, coaching & producing across the US & Europe.
  2. Professional: A one-on-one video conversation; not a pre-taped seminar, and not a voiceover.
  3. Packed: …with information. Don’t let the length fool you! The course is strategically designed to take advantage of online, re-watchable learning.
  4. BONUS: Invaluable templates to help you create outstanding content by simply filling in the blanks. Use them to save time and be effective in every presentation you create.


Makes creating presentations far less tedious and way more effective.


It’s getting harder to have audiences pay attention! This course gives you a simple, practical method that equips you with the skills AND the tools to create content that will keep your audience’s attention…and help you reach your own presentation goals.

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to more easily and more effectively create applause-worthy presentations. Your content will be ready for fine tuning, or bringing into PowerPoint.

Why waste time? Invest an hour with me and be more successful in your presenting!

What are the requirements?

  • No prior speaking or presentation experience is necessary.
  • A desire to learn and a willingness to work are needed.
  • This course is short by design. I'm respectful of your valuable time. Invest the time and effort in this course and it will pay huge dividends in your presenting!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Gain passion for your presenting and increase impact.
  • Discover how the lost power of empathy can transform your content.
  • Find out the biggest mistake presenters make--and how to avoid it.
  • Tap into an easy way to Plot your presentations
  • Find new levels of confidence and effectiveness
  • Access to useful fill-in-the-blank templates
  • Save hours of research time
  • You CAN create applause-worthy presentations!

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for is anyone who needs a simple system to create EFFECTIVE & RELEVANT content for presentations, speeches and meetings.
  • This course does not cover PowerPoint design or delivery skills, but the skills learned here prepare your content for PowerPoint.

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: Introductions
"Pay Attention!"
Preview
02:40
Things are Changing for Presenters.
Preview
02:14
What I Did to Help.
Preview
01:57
Section 2: Skill 1: Passion
Switzerland & Rule #1
Preview
02:08
Passion: Why it's First.
Preview
01:04
Passion: Benefits
03:52
Passion & the Three Why's of Presenting
03:38
Section 3: Skill 2: Empathy
Introducing Empathy
02:04
Empathy: Benefits
02:29
Empathy & the Fourth Why
03:33
Creating the Foundation
01:34
Section 4: Skill 3: Plot
Skill 3: Plot
01:55
The Old Way of Creating Presentations
Preview
02:08
Plot: The Better Way
02:19
Plot: How it Works
01:26
Plot Practice: Creating a Problem & Solution
06:05
Adding Other Elements
03:17
Elements Practice
04:01
Plot: Benefits
00:46
Section 5: The Power of Points
Introducing Points
01:05
Details & Proof
02:55
Points Practice
04:57
Section 6: Wrap up
Wrap up
03:30
Great job!
00:31
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Instructor Biography

Mike Vayda, Presenting Specialist

With over 30 years of global communication experience, I promise to bring you content that is proven and practical, and courses that are professional and enjoyable.

All my courses are based on my experience as a global Conference and Media Producer, and are designed to give you the skills you need quickly, with no wasted time.

My goal is to help you deliver your message with confidence...and enjoy the journey!

~ Mike

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