Take Panic Out of Presenting with Simple Story Skills
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Take Panic Out of Presenting with Simple Story Skills

Speaking can be hard, but it doesn't have to be. Learn how basic story telling can make it easy to create a presentation
4.6 (8 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.
158 students enrolled
Created by Eric Byrd
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course offers interactive review sessions in addition to the recorded lessons to help you learn better, faster.
  • You will learn how to describe why story is a powerful element in presenting
  • to describe the basic story elements every good presentation story needs.
  • to establish what character types you must have to create an interseting story when presenting.
  • how to determine what feeds your audience's brains when you're giving a presentation.
  • how to distinguish bad presentation slide elements that will strangle your message.
  • how to create a good slide deck that's constructed with elements to help your message connect.
  • you'll learn a simple process for planning and creating any presentation
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  • A willingness to have some fun and learn at the same time!

Does presenting at work freak you out?

Do you want to hide under your desk when you have to speak publicly? Are you breaking out in hives right now just thinking about it?

Most people are anxious about speaking because they are trying to do something that doesn't feel normally or natural... they think it's outside their comfort zone.

You already have the innate ability to be a powerful presenter!

You are already 80% there without even knowing it... and that the extra 20% you need to learn so you're comfortable, relaxed and calm in front of the room can be learned in about 2 hours.

Many people get hung up on the idea of presenting... and it hold them back. Studies show 75% of people are more afraid of public speaking than of dying... that's right OF DYING! But that doesn't have to be you once you understand how to use your own story telling skills to make presenting easy.

What kind of difference would THAT make in your career? Would that help you get promoted? Could you be more effective, get more done and feel better about doing it? Not to mention you can stop losing sleep when you have to get up to present?

In order to get you that last 20% I created the "Comfortable Presenting Made Easy" course. I just updated the course with all new video lessons, and new interactive pdf form worksheets. So you can fill them out from within the course itself.

I want to make it easy for you to learn to present comfortably, naturally and powerfully.

Just click the button above to Enroll Today!

In this course you will learn a step-by-step method to create and deliver a course that is comfortable... because it is based on story telling skills we all possess. Don't think so? You already tell people stories every day... in this course I teach you how to take that and use it when you're presenting to a group.

It's not hard once you know how. No mystery. No gimmicks. No NLP, Jedi mind tricks or "affirmations" to fool yourself. Just time tested, proven techniques on how to use the power of story to create and deliver a presentation easily and comfortably. You will learn to use your own style to your advantage... so you can be yourself and give a dynamic, interesting talk... that's fun for you and interesting to your audience.

Stop worrying about what to say. You'll KNOW what you're going to say will be interesting, and engaging to your audience... no matter who they are.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to message me here on Udemy.

Thank you for the opportunity to help you be more successful!


P.S. Imagine the next time you have to present at work... and you NAIL IT while you're cool as a cucumber... and everyone asks you "where did you learn how to do that?" Enroll today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to be a better presenter!
  • Anyone who panics at the thought of creating a presentation to give to an audience.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Powerful Presentations Course Introduction
1 Lecture 08:38
Story Elements
4 Lectures 12:43

In this lesson we talk about the first building block of your presentation story, plot.

Defining Your Plot

Defining Your Plot Worksheet
1 page

Answer the following questions about the story in the lesson you just watched:

Plot Review Quiz
5 questions

This lesson focuses on how to populate your presentation story with characters.

Identifying Your Characters

Identifying Your Character Worksheet
1 page

Answer these questions about what you learned in the character lesson.

Character Review Quiz
4 questions
Presentation Elements
5 Lectures 15:05

In this lesson we'll start to learn about presentation slides, starting with how the brain processes information in your presentation.

Visuals and Your Brain

Visuals and Your Brain Worksheet
1 page

Now it's time to review what you've learned about how the brain processes information in your presentation.

Brain Processing Quiz
4 questions

Part 1: This lesson is about how to avoid "death by PowerPoint™"! Knowing what makes a bad slide is a good place to start.

Preview 04:49

Part 2: This lesson is about how to avoid "death by PowerPoint™"! We'll focus on what makes good slide layout and how to choose appropriate graphics.
Visuals: A Better Way to Design Slides

Slide Visuals Worksheet
1 page

Answer these questions about the lesson you just watched about graphics on slides.

Slide Graphics Review Quiz
4 questions
Tips on Finding Visuals Online
2 Lectures 11:46
Finding Images Online: Paid Sites

Finding Images Online: Public Domain Sites
Putting it into Practice
5 Lectures 12:07

In this lesson we will put all the information together and show how to apply it to creating a short presentation.

Putting it All Together

Full Story Worksheet
1 page

Some Final Thoughts

Course Wrap Up

Student Survey
Student Resources
1 Lecture 00:39
Below are some useful sites to visit where you can license or download public domain graphics, photographs, videos and animations to use in presentations. Be sure to read the usage and payment information for each site. Some will allow you to purchase images as you need them but others require a mon…
Graphics and Picture Resources
About the Instructor
Eric Byrd
3.9 Average rating
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7,842 Students
7 Courses
Author, Speaker, Networking Expert, Instructor, Entrepreneur

Business is about people and relationships. The quality of your connections can make a huge difference in your business success. My mission is to help you to network naturally, present powerfully and sell successfully, regardless of your industry.

Connections are the key. If you're not connecting with people, you're just collecting business cards. My goal is to design and deliver relevant, effective and entertaining programs that teach practical networking, presentation and selling skills for those committed to taking action. Improvement requires action, knowing what action requires knowledge and skill... that's where I can help.

If you can't access and use the information in a course, it's useless to you. Pitch for Success is all about teaching practical skills that anyone can use immediately to improve their ability to network, present and sell to really engage authentically with people. Whether that's at a networking event, presenting to a group of co-workers, or engaging in a selling conversation with a potential client, the ability to get people's attention and draw them into a meaningful conversation is critical. I want to help you make it natural and comfortable.

I bring all my experience to bear when I teach. I meld my IT technical and training background, 20 years of sales experience ($40 million in closed business), some brain science, a dose of psychology, a lifetime of living as a small business entrepreneur and 15 years of screenwriting into useful and fun courses to help you learn the skills you need to succeed. My career has taken me from  the world of television, through two decades in technology sales, then to teaching IT engineering classes for Cisco, launching my own online training company, and most recently acting as a business advisor for the Small Business Administration in Virginia (SBDC). It all comes together to help me craft high quality learning for you that makes it easier and more fun to build the skills and confidence you need to meet and exceed your goals.. 

I strive to bring a fresh perspective to how people communicate and succeed in business and life, so you can learn the tools to naturally, comfortably and authentically stand out in a world crowded with noise and information.