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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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3,541 students enrolled
Created by Steve Garguilo
Last updated 12/2015
English
Free
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 38 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
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
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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.
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.

Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
10 Lectures 16:57

Welcome to the course!

Welcome
01:17

Learn a bit more about what this course entails.

About the Course
02:19

Learn about the instructor, Steve Garguilo.

About the Instructor
00:42

We'll go over the agenda for the course.

Agenda
01:33

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

Learning Outcomes
01:13

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.

Carrying the Journey Forward
00:51

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

Talk Development Overview
02:33

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

Talk Development's Roots in TED & TEDx
02:49

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

Observe & Listen
00:44

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

Observe & Listen Debrief
02:56
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Guiding Principles
5 Lectures 12:40

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

Overview of Two Guiding Principles
01:39

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

The Power of Why
05:00

Learn about the structure that is consistent across great storytelling.

The Structure of Great Storytelling
03:24

The Sparkline depicting Steve Jobs's 2007 iPhone announcement.

Steve Jobs's Sparkline
1 page

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

Wrapping up Guiding Principles
02:37
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The Talk Development Journey
2 Lectures 01:11

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

Overview of the Journey
01:11

Talk Development Journey Poster

The Talk Development Journey
1 page
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Step 1: Decide Where You're Going
12 Lectures 18:34

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

Overview of Step 1
02:21

Learn a great tool for getting started on your journey.

Tool: I want to change the way people think about _______
02:20

Use this tool to get started.

I want to change the way people think about _______
1 page

Learn another great tool for getting started on your journey.

Tool: Begin by writing
01:54

Use this tool to get started.

Begin by writing
1 page

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

Level the statements
02:35

Learn one of two tools for leveling your starting point.

Tool: Funnel of Focus
01:54

Learn one of two tools for leveling your starting point.

Tool: The Five Why's
01:52

Wrapping-up Step 1 to reinforce the key learnings.

Concluding Step 1
00:44

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

Let's Act: Work through Step 1
04:17

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

Reflect: What did we learn?
00:37

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Carrying the Journey Forward
3 pages
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Step 2: Audience Analysis
6 Lectures 07:40

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

Overview of Audience Analysis
03:57

Learn how to capture specific information about your audience.

Tool: Audience Map
01:05

Use this tool to identify information about your audience.

Audience Map
1 page

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

Let's Act: Work through Step 2
01:57

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

Reflect: What did we learn?
00:41

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Carrying the Journey Forward
3 pages
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Step 3: Content Gathering
10 Lectures 13:28

Learn about gathering content for your communication.

Overview of Content Gathering
01:15

Learn about the two primary types of content.

Analytical vs. Emotional
02:32

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

The Information Dump
01:23

Learn a great way for categorizing information.

Tool: Post-It Breakdown
02:13

Learn another great tool for categorizing information.

Tool: Mindmapping
01:25

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

Continue to Gather Content
01:31

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

Information Dump Questions
1 page

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

Let's Act: Work through Step 3
02:03

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

Reflect: What did we learn?
01:06

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Carrying the Journey Forward
3 pages
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Step 4: Editing
9 Lectures 14:07

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

Overview of Editing
00:45

Learn to distinguish what content to keep.

Signal vs. Noise
01:33

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

Stickiness
01:38

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

SUCCESS Model
02:09

Learn great examples of stickiness.

Examples of Stickiness
02:26

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

Tool: Make it Sticky
04:02

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

Let's Act: Work through Step 4
01:02

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

Reflect: What did we learn?
00:32

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Carrying the Journey Forward
3 pages
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Step 5: Storyboarding
8 Lectures 08:19

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

Overview of Storyboarding
00:46

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

Observe & Listen
01:00

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

Observe & Listen Debrief
02:22

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

Tool: Emotional Variety & Sequencing
01:23

Use this tool for storyboarding.

Emotional Variety & Sequencing
1 page

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

Let's Act: Work through Step 5
01:43

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

Reflect: What did we learn?
01:05

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Carrying the Journey Forward
3 pages
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Step 6: Multisensory Augmentation
10 Lectures 26:26

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

Overview of Multisensory Augmentation
01:19

Learn all about multisensory augmentation and how to use it.

Important Considerations for Multisensory Augmentation
06:21

Learn how to really engage different senses during your communication.

Tool: Engaging the Senses
01:39

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

Engaging the Senses
1 page

Learn best practices for how to develop great slides.

Slide Development Best Practices
06:06

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

Glance Test
1 page

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

Slide Development Before & After
08:44

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

Let's Act: Work through Step 6
01:33

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

Reflect: What did we learn?
00:44

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Carrying the Journey Forward
3 pages
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Step 7: Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
8 Lectures 14:10

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

Overview of Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
00:49

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

Over-Preparing vs. Over-Rehearsing
01:41

Learn tips for rehearsing effectively.

Rehearsal Tips
04:22

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

Presence Tips
04:45

A summary of the most important tips.

Presence & Live Event Tips
1 page

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

Let's Act: Work through Step 7
01:34

Reflect on your "Carrying the Journey Forward" sheet.

Reflect: What did we learn?
00:59

Create your Action Plan moving forward.

Carrying the Journey Forward
3 pages
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About the Instructor
4.5 Average rating
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3,541 Students
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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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