PowerPoint Slide Design for Crucial Presentations
About This Course
If you have to sell anything as part of your job — a product, a project, an idea, a service, and we all do in some way– you know how the right presentation can make a project or an idea go forward and the wrong one can kill it. These are crucial presentations. And despite what’s at stake -a promotion, raising money, getting new business, peer recognition- most times we do it incredibly badly by crafting lengthy, boring PowerPoints.
The success of presentations depends on the process you use to develop them, on figuring out how to keep your audience’s attention and not on how hard you try. The better you are at engaging your audience the more successful you will be.
If you are an expert in your field but you are not necessarily an expert at PowerPoint and just need a method and tips to put together a compelling presentation that you will feel proud of presenting and your audience will absolutely love then this course is right for you. I can help you get better starting with your very next presentation.
This course is organized in three main sections and you can jump to either of these depending on your needs:
- How to create a powerful, compelling story
- How to create engaging slides that support the story
- How to deliver your presentation with confidence
You also get the following Bonuses:
- Free subscription to “Presentation Blueprint Weekly Video Series”: It includes one video per week for a year. That’s 52 additional videos delivered right to your inbox with detailed “how-to” tips and tricks.
- Video on How To Present to Executives: Covers five common challenges when presenting to executives such as having less time to present, how to deal with executives multi-tasking, what if the decision maker leaves the room, how to bring them back when they are having multiple conversations and how to react when they start solving a different topic.
I know you are probably thinking of this:
1) Isn’t this stuff available for free on the internet?
Answer: Actually… no. While there are hundreds, I mean thousands of videos out there of people giving you PowerPoint tips there’s no one that packages the information in a structured way that is focused on slide design. So stop wasting time browsing the internet. Here you will find all the insider tips to successful presentations.
2) I already know PowerPoint so I don’t need this
Answer: This is not a basic PowerPoint training. In fact, I assume you know your way around it and instead my focus is on taking your skills to the next level by teaching you about design principles and how to apply them to your slides.
3) This is too risky of an investment. Not sure if this is right for me
Answer: Crucial presentations need to be flawless and this course gives you specific tips to do that. I invite you to watch the free videos in this page so you get an idea of my teaching style. Also know that if you are not satisfied with the course you can cancel within 30 days and Udemy will refund your money, no questions asked. In other words, you have nothing to risk here!
All eyes are on you when addressing a group. Presentations are part of your personal brand. What you present and how you present has an influence on how you are perceived by others. Enroll now to get started right away!
What are the requirements?
- Basic knowledge of PowerPoint
What am I going to get from this course?
- Learn the 9 step process to create a storyboard for your presentation and ensure you have a clear message, clear structure and appropriate balance of facts and emotions
- Learn the distinction between slides for reading, slides for discussion and slides for presentation
- Learn how to choose the right backgrounds, colors and text
- Learn how to use size, color, shape and position of your elements to create contrast and make your point crystal clear
- Learn how to give “meaning” to your data and be able to “tell a story” with it.
- Learn how to present data, including pie charts, bar charts, line charts and tables
- Learn proper use of animations, slide transitions and videos
- Learn how to reduce “noise” in your slides by dropping unnecessary elements that don’t contribute to the main purpose of your slides
- Learn how to take advantage of the “picture superiority effect” by using photos, illustrations and diagrams instead of boring and childish clip-arts
- Learn how to transform your presentation from a collection of slides into a cohesive deck by applying the principle of Unity
- Learn how to keep your audience interested throughout your presentation
- Learn how to close your presentation and have people recall your message and act on your requests
What is the target audience?
- Business Professionals, Managers, Directors, VPs, CEOs
- Consultants looking to land new clients
- Entrepreneurs looking for VC funding
- Anyone who has the desire to stand-out by creating more engaging presentations
|Section 1: First Things First|
Types of Presentations
|Section 2: Planning Your Presentation|
Planning Your Presentation: Part 1
Planning Your Presentation: Part 2
|Section 3: Creating Engaging Slides|
Slide Backgrounds: Dark, White, Use a Template?
Choosing Font Type
Choosing Font Color
Choosing Font Size
How Much Text to Have in a Slide
The Beauty of Empty Space
Aligning Objects in Your Slide
Contrast: The Key to Well Designed Slides
Intro to Visualizing Data
Well Designed Pie Charts
Well Designed Bar Charts
Well Designed Line Charts
Well Designed Tables
Taking Advantage of the Picture Superiority Effect
How to Position Pictures In a Slide
Crop and White Space
Pictures for Discussion Slides
Illustration and Diagrams
Proper Use of Animations
Proper Use of Slide Transitions
How To Incorporate Videos Into Your Slides
How To Achieve Unity In Your Presentation
|Section 4: Delivering the Presentation|
What To Do Before Your Presentation
What To Do During Your Presentation
What To Do After Your Presentation Is Over
|Section 5: Course Wrap-Up|
Would You Want To Sit Through Your Own Presentation?
|Section 6: Bonus Video: Presenting to Executives|
Presenting to Executives – Part 1
Presenting to Executives – Part 2
|Section 7: Bonus: PowerPoint Tips and Tricks|
Trick: How to Simplify a Busy Timeline Through Animation
Trick: Use Animation to Ensure People are Following What You Say
Trick: How to Insert Hyperlinks
Trick: Using Animation in Charts
Trick: Presenting Using a Problem – Insights – Solution Framework
Trick: Improving a Real Slide of a Presidential Candidate
Trick: How to Align Objects
Trick: How to Replicate the Exact Color of an Object
Trick: How to Crop Photos
Trick: How to Use iStockPhoto to Search and Buy Royalty Free Photos
Trick: How to Create Org Charts
Trick: Using 16:9 Slide Format to Present Modern Monitors
Trick: All You Need to Know About Custom Animation
Trick: Use a Grow Animation Without Pixelation
Trick: Useful Tips and Shortcuts
Tip: Book Recommendations
Trick: Custom Textured Backgrounds
Tip: Understanding the Slide Master
Trick: How To Create Tables With Rounded Corners
Trick: How To Create Exciting Title Slides
Tip: How to Present a SWOT Matrix
Trick: How To Add Transparent Background To A Picture
Trick: Presenting a Vision, Mission, Strategies Slide
Tip: How To Use The Notes Space
Trick: How To Use the Presenter View
Trick: How To Keep Fonts Consistent
Tip: How To Present Tables
Trick: How To Fit Text Within a Shape
Trick: How to Compress Pictures to Reduce File Size
Trick: A Closer Look at Cropping Options
Trick: Use Transparent Backgrounds to Achieve Great Effects
Trick: PowerPoint Slide Makeover
Trick: How to Edit Points of a Shape to Fit Exactly What You Want
Trick: How To Edit An Excel Spreadsheet While Presenting
Guillermo Gonzalez, Industrial Engineer, Founder of Presentation Blueprint
I create presentations all the time. My job requires me to communicate with different stakeholders through presentations. I am good at it. I help develop storyboards and slides for town halls, sales meetings, presentations to corporate executives and key customers.
But I wasn’t born with this talent…
During my 15+ year professional career working for two Fortune 100 companies I’ve had to sit through many presentations and I got tired of them. But my presentations weren’t too different. I knew I wanted to create better presentations that would really help me advocate my position to get what I wanted.
After doing tons of research and experimenting at work I founded Presentation Blueprint in 2012 with the goal of sharing a better way to do presentations. I love teaching and in this course I’ve packaged my learnings around storyboards and slide design for business presentations and I explain it in very simple termsbecause I understand you are not a designer and probably don’t want to become one.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 1272
- Assessments Self