Tell Your Business Story & Deliver Engaging Presentations
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Tell Your Business Story & Deliver Engaging Presentations

Storytelling will get you far. Apply storytelling & design to engage listeners & get results in all your communications.
3.9 (6 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.
129 students enrolled
Created by Eleventure Team
Last updated 4/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Craft your business story using the business storytelling format
  • Hone public speaking & presentation skills
  • Engage listeners & build confidence in your abilities
  • Master design basics to create memorable presentations & drive results
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Requirements
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat to download PDFs
  • You will need internet access. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari are preferred browsers to open links to interactive lessons
Description

Does the thought of giving a presentation put you on edge? Are you worried about boring your audience or missing the target with your presentation? Storytelling goes farther than data & facts when you want to embed meaning into your communications. Improve your business communications with storytelling to deliver engaging presentations that everyone will remember. Whether you're a new presenter or a seasoned professional, our storytelling and key presentation details will help you build confidence & turn a boring “tell-em" presentation into a convincing call to action.

Course 1: Tell Your Business Story

Put the principles of story composition to work to embed meaning into your communications and achieve your business goals.

  • Capture the Elements of Storytelling
  • Engage Your Audience
  • Craft Your Story

Course 2: Deliver Engaging Presentations

In this course you'll learn to deliver rich & engaging presentations by applying storytelling & design principles to captivate your listeners and get results.

  • Connect with People & Command Attention
  • Find the Story in Your Data
  • Illustrate with Images & Diagrams
  • Develop Polished Presentation Skills

This two course bundle will teach you how to apply business storytelling techniques & engage in simple graphic design skills to captivate listeners & get results. It includes dynamic video, interactive practice lessons, tips from industry leaders, and downloadable PDFs. Each component is designed to be completed in short time allotments, or all at once, to suit your schedule. It will take approximately 1 hour to complete both courses.

We've set you up with the foundations to create a memorable presentation through storytelling; all you have to do is deliver it!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you’re new to business storytelling & want to build your presentation skills
  • If you want to build a foundation of presentation design basics
  • If you’re reticent about public speaking & want to improve
  • If your presentations fail to drive the results you want to achieve
  • If you want to become a fantastic presenter
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Course 1 - Tell Your Business Story
1 Lecture 01:40

If your audience isn't invested in what you're saying your information will be lost on them. In this course you'll learn how to imbed a sense of meaning into a goal by connecting with & engaging your audience.

Preview 01:40
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Start from the Heart
2 Lectures 01:49

People perform better with those they trust. Use these 4 elements while storytelling to build trust with & become more relatable to your team.

Preview 01:49

Go ahead, be vulnerable & authentic. With Brene Brown, dive deeper & find out how you can open up to tell stories with whole-heartedness.

Power Up Vulnerability
1 page
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Choose Your Story
3 Lectures 01:18

Before you begin to tell your story, you'll want to know two major factors: who & why. Examine why your audience plays an important part in your storytelling & why you need to know your outcomes before you begin.

Preview 00:50

What do you hope people will take away from your story? Here you'll find examples of determining your point.

Preview 00:28

If you're unsure how to shape your story, look no further. We offer resources to get you started with telling your business story.

Fill the Page
1 page
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Build the Structure
4 Lectures 04:34

You want to grab attention & draw people in. How? Which hook works best for you & your story? Here you'll learn several types of hooks you can use to keep your audience engaged.

Preview 02:29

Practice writing your own hooks here & get examples to compare them with.

Write a Hook
1 page

You want to give your audience context to work from to prevent confusion & eliminate distractions. Explore the 5 W's & What's at stake to set up your story for success.

Preview 02:05

How well do you know the setup? See if you can match the phrases with the correct setup element. Give it a try!

Find the Setup
1 page
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Make the Middle Work
3 Lectures 03:46

Capture the most important parts with sensory details to keep people engaged. Jump in to find out more about what makes a successful narrative.

Preview 01:25

Have you ever wished there were a magic formula for storytelling? Dive in with the humorous Dave Lieber & find out how you can easily map out your story.

Engage Others
1 page

Everyone wants to make their story worth re-telling & here you'll discover a few ways to do just that. Explore what elements you'll want to include & what you'll want to avoid.

Go Out with a Bang
02:21
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Apply the Polish
3 Lectures 02:19

Now that you've developed all of the parts of your story, here's where you'll add some punch. Learn about the many tone tools you can implement to give your story more feeling & detail.

Polish & Tone
01:30

Getting ready to share your story means getting feedback. Investigate ways you can get feedback & how to use that feedback to tighten your story.

Tighten Your Story
00:49

What distinguishes a great story from a forgettable one? Dive deeper with Julie Neumark to discover the ingredients for an engaging story.

Uncover Secret Ingredients
1 page
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Put It to Work
2 Lectures 01:01

Think about this final piece on how you can create one solid story & the adapt it to fit your needs as you work to tell your business story.

1 More Thing about Storytelling
01:01

Use the tips & tools in this printable PDF to help you tell your business story.

Summary: Tips & Tools to Tell Your Business Story
3 pages

Tell Your Business Story
5 questions
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Course 2 - Deliver Engaging Presentations
1 Lecture 01:22

Do you suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking? Put your mind at ease by learning how to deliver rich & engaging presentations.

Overcome Glossophobia
01:22
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Connect with Listeners
3 Lectures 07:01

You want your presentation to connect with your audience, but what do you want them to do with your information? Identifying the actions you want your audience to take will help you determine how to structure your presentation.

Connect with People
03:32

Presentations are boring, stories are engaging. Find out how to get your audience to connect with your presentation by finding the story you want to tell.

Find Your Story
03:29

Learn how to capture the structure of storytelling in your presentation by diving into this TED Talk from master storyteller, Nancy Duarte.

Uncover the Secret
1 page
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Balance Text & Images
2 Lectures 02:41

Looks matter when it comes to the visuals of your presentation. Learn how to command attention from the opening slide by applying some basics of visual design.

Command Attention
02:41

Do you know all of the tricks & tips to create stellar slides in Microsoft PowerPoint? Unlock some hidden tools with GCF Learn Free's PowerPoint lessons to take your presentation skills up a notch.

Power Up Presentations
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About the Instructor
Eleventure Team
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Let's face it - a lot of elearning out there is downright boring. The truth is, everyone wants the skills they need to do their jobs well. That's where Eleventure comes in. It's critical, on-the-job skills people need. It's fast. It's fresh. It's action based & it's designed and developed by award winning and veteran author, presenter & trainer, Megan Torrance of TorranceLearning.

Megan brings over a decade of business consulting and project management experience to her instructional design and development work. She teaches LLAMA (Agile project management) and instructional design classes, kicks off new design projects and makes sure everyone's having a good time. Elearning guru by day, and ice hockey goaltender by night, Megan is devoted to not only delivering outstanding work, but also creating a top-notch work environment based on trust, flexibility, compassion, and fun. Megan and her team have developed elearning for a variety of industries and topics including food ingredients, industrial chemicals, medical, non-profit, human resources, sales, marketing, and IT. Megan holds a BS in Communications with an emphasis on Organizational Communication and Public Relations, and an MBA, both from Cornell University.

TorranceLearning's instructional design processes are designed to quickly focus on the desired performance and learning objectives, then make the most of visual and verbal techniques to take full advantage of the learning opportunity.