Persuasive Presentations: Write, Deliver and move audiences!
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Persuasive Presentations: Write, Deliver and move audiences!

Learn now how to be a successful speaker. Everything you need to know: from slides to communication, avoiding mistakes!
5.0 (3 ratings)
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205 students enrolled
Created by Paolo Pelloni
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 2 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will know what moves audiences to take actions or think differently
  • What matters in communication?
  • How to prepare a presentation or speech?
  • How to design and use visual aids?
  • How to engage the audience?
  • How to handle questions?
  • Which resources can you use to make better presentations?
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  • Passion, an open mind and a smile




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 Persuasive Presentations: Write, Deliver and move audiences! course 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.

Follow these principles and public speaking will become one of your tremendous assets.

Almost 50 video lectures and extra available to address public speaking in an engaging and fun way. This Persuasive Presentations: Write, Deliver and move audiences! course 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.
  • Engaging. Get your audience involved from different perspectives, including the emotional one, fundamental for moving people.
  • Feedback. How important it is, learn to master it and together with practice make yourself a better presenter each time.

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
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
5 Lectures 08:15

Introduction to Successful Presentation. The importance of public speaking, the content and organisation of the course.

Preview 03:24

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

Introduce yourself (new)

Secret and promises!

The greatest secret for learning public speaking

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8 Lectures 02:05:05

Preparing a presentation should always start by asking two fundamental questions. 

Two very important questions

How should we prepare a presentation? Where our time and efforts should go? The rotated square is an easy system not to overlook any of the four aspects of a good preparation.
Preview 02:33

Preparation 1: the audience. Which questions should we ask ourselves to understand our public and how to design a presentation that will effectively reach them and resonate with them.
The audience

When and where is your presentation due should affect the preparation. Not everything work best everywhere and every time. What is the most important difference between morning and afternoon? What when you are close to lunch? Fridays?
What about the room set-up? And a very precious advice on how to avoid embarrassing situations!

When and where

The 4 steps to prepare the topic. How should we prepare differently a presentation if the subject is new or trite? Tangible or intangible? How entitled are we to talk about it? How to set the guidelines for the next steps.
The subject

What are the best approaches to enunciate a topic? How to choose a proper one? What do when handling a controversial subject? What is the 5 steps approach?
Different approaches

How to sequence a presentation. What is important at the beginning and how to close.
Create a structure

Preparation: Key questions
4 questions

Whole section audio

Section 2 (full audio)
Visual aids
10 Lectures 04:09:24
Are visual aids important? How to make sure they aid communication and not hinder it. What is the signal vs noise theory?
Visual aids today

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.

Preview 15:07

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.

Videos, animations 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.
Using 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.
Great slides alternatives

Visual aids: Do and Don't
3 questions

Whole section audio

Section 3 (full audio)
6 Lectures 01:24:12
How important is non-verbal communication? A look at the famous Mehrabian research and what does it really mean for us as speakers. A word on words and the meaning people give to them.
Some thoughts on communication

How you sound to your audience is key to achieve credibility. Add to that the power your voice holds in giving emphasis and it is clear how important it is to have the right volume, pace and tone. In this section there is also the most powerful weapon in the hands (or the mouth!) of a speaker along with the common mistakes to avoid.

How important is body language? What should we know and care about? Some thoughts on posture, gesturing, facial expressions and clothing choices.

Preview 11:00

Is tension good or bad for a speaker? What does it mean "use it or it uses you"? How to tackle nervousness and turn it into an enthusiastic memorable delivery.
Energy and nervousness

Delivery: a quiz
2 questions

Whole section audio

Section 4 (full audio)

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Involve and connect
5 Lectures 01:10:14
Why is it important to engage the audience? What are the benefits? Several ways of not involving the public. Memorization and how to improve it by engaging the brain. 
Preview 06:56

How can we make our presentation more involving for the audience? There are few techniques that come handy but they rely upon your will and the right preparation.
Engaging techniques

What is the difference between involving the audience and connecting with them? Why is it important? Some principles on how to get the audience resonate with you and your idea.
Connect with the audience

Is humour something we would like to have in our presentation or something dangerous? The benefits and the risk of its usage and some advices on how to incorporate it in your presentations.


Whole section audio

Section 5 (full audio)
Questions and answers
5 Lectures 01:02:09
Are questions from the audience something positive and to welcome? What do they mean, and the benefits for our presentations.
Are questions good?

Why some speakers fear questions? The main reasons and how to overcome them for everyone to benefit from Q&A and handle them appropriately.
Preview 08:16

How to answer questions? Some ground rules, what to do and what to avoid. A step by step process to make sure you stay in control, reinforce your message and satisfy the whole audience.

How to answer questions

Hecklers can be painful and ruin a brilliant presentation. But handling them is not that tough once you know how to do it. 

Handle hecklers

Questions on questions
2 questions

Whole section audi

Section 6 (full audio)
6 Lectures 48:42

There's no one recipe or tool for a great presentation. Rather, having several resources handy can be very good. Here are some I have found myself divided by category.

Where to find stuff
2 pages

What to read and watch: a list of books and videos that can improve your presentation skills, can help you dig more into a subject and/or be inspirational. Some of them were mentioned in previous lectures, others weren't.  

What to read or watch

How to constantly improve your presentation skills? Feedback is the answer. How to get it from the audience and what to do when you cannot have it directly.
Get feedback to improve

What to do now? What is the action plan for continuous improvement. A final advice to make Successful Presentation benefits last forever.
Your action plan

On questions, rate, review and contacts.
Questions, and more

Whole section audio

Section 7 (full audio)
3 Lectures 06:24
Contact the instructor

Thank you, more on contact, feedback, discussions, review and a gift gor you.

Final lecture

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About the Instructor
Paolo Pelloni
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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.