Public Speaking: Design & Use Effectively Slides and Visuals
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Public Speaking: Design & Use Effectively Slides and Visuals

Learn how to create and use visual aids that will support you and help bring home your communication objectives
3.5 (1 rating)
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.
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Created by Paolo Pelloni
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create and use visual aids (slides) effectively during their presentation, and avoid the common mistake where the use of slides is a hinder to the communication rather than a support
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  • Passion, an open mind and a smile


Public Speaking: Design & Use Effectively Slides and Visuals


Making effective presentations is a skill that can make or break careers and is crucial to spread messages and ideas (even if you don't buy this course keep it in mind).
This Public Speaking courses helps you deliver better communication by focusing on what matters and avoid common mistakes. There is no schoolbook to follow to be a better presenter but we can take a page from the great communicators.
Almost 50 video lectures and extra available to address public speaking in an engaging and fun way. Those 4 Public Speaking courses covering all the key factors like:

  • Preparation. Check how do you prepare a presentation against the rotated square framework.
  • Delivery. Improve your communication and avoid common pitfalls that can damage your credibility or effectiveness.
  • Visual aids. The vast majority of them hinders speakers rather than support them. Learn why, how to design and use them to your advantage. (THIS MODULE)
  • Engaging, Q&A and Feedback. Get your audience involved from different perspectives, including the emotional one, fundamental for moving people. 

After taking this course you will know exactly how to create compelling visuals that supports your message rather than hinder it (as it is often the case). You will learn basic principle of design and how to create effective slides without becoming a graphic designer or learning any software. You will know what to do with text, picture, data and video. You will also learn how to use them properly when delivering your speech. You will avoid death by PowerPoint and use visual aids to enhance your success when delivering presentations.
This course can be followed as part of the whole Public Speaking series or as a standalone (you don't need the other three modules). Just before the end take the test to see if you are now mastering the secret of preparing a presentation. The follow the extra lecture on what to read or watch or enrol in one of the other courses.
If you want to move audiences and improve a terrific asset for you and your messages then this is your course!

You will get:

  • Full, free lifetime access
  • 17 lectures and over 1.5 hours of video
  • Downloadable extras to support you in the preparation process
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!

Effective public speaking boosts your message and your career, don't waste opportunities: enrol now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone who is doing public speaking
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Curriculum For This Course
17 Lectures
Begin now!
5 Lectures 07:52

Who am I and what I do for you

Preview 01:49

Please introduce yourself now, it will yield you more from this course!

Preview 01:39

How to get the most out of this course.

Preview 00:53
Visual Aids
9 Lectures 02:04:39

Are visual aids important? How to make sure they aid communication and not hinder it. What is the signal vs noise theory?

Preview 07:15

6 key principles of design. What we can all do the produce better slides without becoming artists or designer. What is negative space? A visual example of how to apply those idea in our presentations visual aids.

Principles of design

What is visual thinking? Why it helps create more effective visual aids? How can we apply it to our presentations and our visual aids?

A pinch of visual thinking

Why a picture is worth a thousand words? How to use images effectively in visual aids. Resolutions, proportions, alignments, cropping, bleeding, adding text are some of the things we need to now.

Working with images

Using text in slides could easily bring the dreadful Death by PowerPoint. Why? What is important to do to help (and not hinder) audience understanding. 

The right way of using text

Presenting data is vital to motivate audiences to take decisions so it is really important to do it correctly, avoiding message dilution in a torrent of numbers.

Presenting data

Are videos effective in presentations? How to use them? When to use animations? Which transitions to use and how to transform them from lame effect to enhance communication. 

Video, animation and transitions

Slides are ready, what's next? How to use visual aids in an effective way and avoid the most common mistakes. Timing, set-up and when to blank a screen. Using remotes and pointers. How to avoid talking to the slides. An extraordinary slide.

Use of visual aids

What are the alternatives to PowerPoint o slideware? There are many other options that are out there to consider, they can be more suited to work as visual aids for your presentation. We see what is available computer based, using paper and many more.

Slide alternatives

Test yourself!

Visual Aids: Do and Don't
3 questions
More resources and learning
3 Lectures 18:10
What to read or watch

Contact the instructor

A summary of the main points and some more advice for your continuous improvement. Plus how to give feedback, help others students and a good deal for learning more.

Final lecture
About the Instructor
Paolo Pelloni
4.3 Average rating
73 Reviews
2,537 Students
13 Courses
Public Speaking Ambassador


My job is to make you become more effective and successful in public speaking. This can be achieved with individual sessions coaching or through communication and public speaking workshops.

For several companies I also act as communication strategist helping them identify key areas of improvements and develop new projects, social communities and sales support programs,

Would you like to get some actionable help for your communication?

Now you can get one of my video course and instantly apply those skills to your presentations, speeches or any other public speaking opportunity. Join thousands of other students who boosted their messages and careers by moving their audiences


I am passionate about public speaking and I have been delivering training on it since 1995. Seminars, coaching, video-courses, individual sessions for executives or politicians to help people spread their messages successfully. Now with video & social media too. Hundreds of people after attending my seminars become more effective speakers (and happier too).

My training style is very engaging and based on actionable points. I love to quote "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire".

I have a background in sales and marketing for different multinational companies including IBM and Anixter.

I love my wife, my daughter, helping others and good food.