Presentation Skills Secrets:Delivering the Talk of Your Life

Learn from a TED and TEDx Speaker the Secrets of Talk Development and Storytelling to Transform Your Communications.
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  • Lectures 84
  • Length 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Ever wonder how people who give TED Talks put together such compelling, resonant presentations? This course will guide you through a journey to help you put together an incredible talk. The seven step "Journey of Talk Development" is something that you'll be able to use for every communication you deliver for the rest of your life to ensure that you're incredibly effective.

This course is structured to be highly interactive so you can actually work on your talk or your communication as you take the course. In addition to the video lectures, I have designed a series of PDF worksheets to help guide you, and have complemented that with the best of the best resources from other experts and elsewhere online.

At the end of this course, you will have an easy-to-understand toolkit at your disposal to use for every communication you put together, and you'll be ready for the TED stage to deliver your idea to the world.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have decided that they want to change how they communicate. Ideally, students are coming in with a specific talk or presentation or communication in mind. Think about an upcoming communication that you need to deliver. Take the course with that in mind.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Deliver highly effective and resonant presentations
  • Craft meaningful communications to any audience
  • Clearly articulate their ideas to get them across
  • Understand how to use storytelling to their advantage
  • Design great visuals and put an end to horrible PPT slides
  • Stand in front of any room and command it
  • Utilize a repeatable process again and again for all communications

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for people who want to be able to get their ideas across effectively. We all communicate every day with many types of stakeholders. And we're all victims every day to poor communication. This course is for people who want to be in a position to craft resonant, compelling messages. This course is not for people who want quick tips on how to feel better in front of a room or people who want quick tips on how to incorporate a story. This course is for people who want to be incredibly intentional about all their communications, and learn how every piece of it is incredibly important.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:17

Welcome to the course!

02:19

Learn a bit more about what this course entails.

00:42

Learn about the instructor, Steve Garguilo.

01:33

We'll go over the agenda for the course.

01:13

We'll talk about the specific learning outcomes for the course.

00:51

We'll talk about "Carrying the Journey Forward" and how to make sure you apply your learnings. Go ahead and also open up the PDF.

02:33

Learn about the discipline of Talk Development, what this course is based on.

02:49

Learn how Talk Development spawned out of the success of TED and TEDx.

00:44

Watch some examples of great talks to pick up what makes them great. (Links in "External Resources").

02:56

Reflect on what was great about the talks we just watched.

Section 2: Guiding Principles
01:39

Two Guiding Principles will be foundational for the course: The Power of Why and The Structure of Great Storytelling.

05:00

Learn why "Why" is the most powerful word for putting together your communications.

03:24

Learn about the structure that is consistent across great storytelling.

1 page

The Sparkline depicting Steve Jobs's 2007 iPhone announcement.

02:37

Debrief the first 5:12 of Steve Jobs's talk, then debrief the Guiding Principles.

Section 3: The Talk Development Journey
01:11

Learn about the seven steps you will master during this course.

1 page

Talk Development Journey Poster

Section 4: Step 1: Decide Where You're Going
02:21

Learn about Step 1 of the journey: Decide where you're going.

02:20

Learn a great tool for getting started on your journey.

1 page

Use this tool to get started.

01:54

Learn another great tool for getting started on your journey.

1 page

Use this tool to get started.

02:35

Learn how to take your starting point from the previous two tools and "level" it correctly to move forward.

01:54

Learn one of two tools for leveling your starting point.

01:52

Learn one of two tools for leveling your starting point.

00:44

Wrapping-up Step 1 to reinforce the key learnings.

04:17

Work through all the tools from Step 1 in real time.

00:37

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

3 pages

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Section 5: Step 2: Audience Analysis
03:57

Learn about the importance of your audience and how to think about them.

01:05

Learn how to capture specific information about your audience.

1 page

Use this tool to identify information about your audience.

01:57

Work through all the tools from Step 2 in real time.

00:41

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

3 pages

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Section 6: Step 3: Content Gathering
01:15

Learn about gathering content for your communication.

02:32

Learn about the two primary types of content.

01:23

Learn the best way to start to extract information from your head to gather content.

02:13

Learn a great way for categorizing information.

01:25

Learn another great tool for categorizing information.

01:31

You want to really, really agonize over this step and collect as much as possible. Some thought starters to capture more content.

1 page

Questions to use to help with your "information dump".

02:03

Work through all the tools from Step 3 in real time.

01:06

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

3 pages

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Section 7: Step 4: Editing
00:45

Learn the first steps of reductive thinking, starting to edit together your communication.

01:33

Learn to distinguish what content to keep.

01:38

Learn the concept of Stickiness, popularized by "Made to Stick" by Chip and Dan Heath.

02:09

Learn the SUCCESS model, a great model depicting ways to make something sticky.

02:26

Learn great examples of stickiness.

04:02

Learn how to take a piece of content and make it stickier.

01:02

Work through all the tools from Step 4 in real time.

00:32

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

3 pages

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Section 8: Step 5: Storyboarding
00:46

Learn about storyboarding. Learn how to start getting your content together in a cohesive way.

01:00

Watch some examples of great starts to pick up what makes them great. (Links in "External Resources").

02:22

Reflect on what was great about the starts we just watched.

01:23

Learn how to create emotional variety and learn how to sequence your content.

1 page

Use this tool for storyboarding.

01:43

Work through all the tools from Step 5 in real time.

01:05

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

3 pages

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Section 9: Step 6: Multisensory Augmentation
01:19

Learn the definition of multisensory augmentation, and learn how to use it for your communications.

06:21

Learn all about multisensory augmentation and how to use it.

01:39

Learn how to really engage different senses during your communication.

1 page

Use this tool to help you determine what senses to engage with your audience.

06:06

Learn best practices for how to develop great slides.

1 page

Test to see if your slides are effective. Use this for the next section.

08:44

Learn how to take "average" slides and make them great.

01:33

Work through all the tools from Step 6 in real time.

00:44

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

3 pages

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Section 10: Step 7: Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
00:49

Learn about the importance of rehearsal and some of the best ways to do it.

01:41

There's a very important difference between these two things! You don't want to be doing one of them.

04:22

Learn tips for rehearsing effectively.

04:45

Learn tips to ensure you have a great presence when delivering your communication.

1 page

A summary of the most important tips.

01:34

Work through all the tools from Step 7 in real time.

00:59

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

3 pages

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Section 11: Course Wrap-Up
03:41

We'll go over the course content one final time!

1 page

This is a comprehensive list of all of the resources covered during this course, and others I think are useful. Enjoy!

02:02

Thank you!

1 page

Now that you've completed the course, please provide feedback. It is tremendously helpful. Thank you!

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Instructor Biography

Steve Garguilo, Instigator and Coach

Steve Garguilo has made a career of pushing people and projects to their greatest potential. Steve works as an instigator, creator, and coach to help people envision new solutions and actualize their ideas. He has coached hundreds of speakers to give TED talks over the past six years, and his talk development journey is now available for you to experience.

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