Mediabistro instructors are all active, working professionals at the top of their fields teaching the latest industry trends. Every class includes live interaction, personalized feedback, and a focus on completing professional-quality work.
Online classes have a dedicated instructor, assignments, live video discussions, and open forums. You’ll get a high level of attention and personalized feedback from your instructor while interacting with fellow students. If you can’t join live, discussions and materials are archived for you to view at any time.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS You will need access to a computer and speakers or headphones to participate.
Effective presentations can help deliver your message clearly and concisely. With the array of software and resources available, it can be easy to overlook the fundamental elements that go into any great presentation.
In this course, you will learn how to plan and design your presentation, understand your audience, and tailor your narrative to meet their needs. You’ll also get an in-depth look at important visual components of presentation design and compare various delivery methods and software.
In this class, you will learn how to:
Create a checklist of questions to ask before a presentation
Conduct an audience analysis
Use the pyramid principle and storytelling structures to organize content
Create color schemes, understand general chart hygiene, and source legal images
Choose which presentation software to use
By the end of class, you will have:
The skills to structure and write presentations that are tailored to specific audiences, as well as the knowledge of which software program is most appropriate for different presentations.
Martha Denton is a professional communications specialist who worked with McKinsey & Company for 11 years before founding The Presentation School in 2010, where she helps individuals and companies build capabilities throughout the various stages of creating presentations. Her clients include The Economist, Grey Advertising, Brightworks Media, New York Road Runners, and Visa. You can read her blog about presentations at ThePresentationSchool.com.