Create powerful presentations that engage viewers and resonate with your audience. This series of eLearning courses contains everything you need to know about presentations including the impact of preparation, helpful tools, the importance of starting strong and ending on the right note. These informative lessons will provide you with the skills you need to successfully present in front of colleagues, executives, and clients.
This eLearning bundle consists of these 13 courses:
- Presentation Skills Basics: Structuring Your Presentation.
- Presentation Skills Basics: Creating Slides.
- Beyond Lecture: Training Tools to Enhance Training.
- Effective Presentation Design.
- Power Up PowerPoint – Effective Presentation Skills.
- Presentation Skills.
- TED’s secret to great public speaking – Chris Anderson.
- 5 Essentials for Powerful Presentations.
- Presenting with Power.
- Communication Techniques for Web-Based Presentations.
- Online Meeting Etiquette.
- Microsoft 365 Sway: Beginner.
- GoTo Meeting.
Presentation Skills Basics: 02. Structuring Your Presentation – 6 min
This course on Organizing focuses on how to arrange information in your presentation in a way that is understandable to the viewer. How you structure your presentation can make an enormous difference on how well your audience is able to pay attention and follow along. This course reviews several different ways of structuring content and discusses the benefits and uses of each method. After taking this course, you’ll be able to identify the best type of structure for your presentation needs, and also learn what mistakes to avoid to ensure a successful and effective presentation. This 6-minute course is part of our series on Presentation Skills. It offers practical advice to help you improve the quality of your presentations. It comes with a final exam and printable course document for easy reference.
Presentation Skills Basics: 06. Creating Slides – 8 min
PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used presentation tools available, and in this course you’ll learn how to make effective slides that keep your viewers’ interest and complement the content of your presentation. The course provides a comprehensive guide on PowerPoint formatting. It covers everything from font, background and color choices to graphics and graphs. You’ll learn what makes a great PowerPoint that focuses your audience’s attention, and you’ll also learn what mistakes to avoid to prevent distractions or confusion. This 6-minute course is part of our series on Presentation Skills. The course comes with a final exam and printable course document to ensure comprehension and retention of the material.
Beyond Lecture: Training Tools to Enhance Training – 20 min
No one enjoys having to sit through a boring, mandatory training lecture. In this lesson, you’ll learn about some tools and techniques you can use to make training more interactive, engaging, and effective.
Effective Presentation Design – 33 min
The strategies and principles outlined in this Effective Presentation Design course will help you make your next office presentation a real crowd-pleaser. Why settle for a humdrum presentation when you can impress your audience with a selective blend of visual elements and effective storytelling? This course provides guidance on choosing the right design applications, how to storyboard, and how to make the most efficient use of text, color, and images to create a compelling and memorable presentation. It also helps you prepare for your presentation, create speaking notes and create handouts. This 33-minute course uses video and audio narration to create an inviting learning experience. Content is divided into sections that are easily accessible from the navigation menu, and downloadable resource material is included. This course examines design principals that should be applied when creating a presentation. To learn how to use specific presentation program, take our PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Presenter or Prezi training course.
Power Up PowerPoint – Effective Presentation Skills – 2 hr 45 min
Learn how to give effective PowerPoint presentations. This course taught by Kelly Vandever will help you deliver an effective PowerPoint. This course is not about how to use the application, but rather how to use it to “power up your Powerpoint.”
The course covers what not to do and why. It will also teach you better ways to present your material. Vandever backs her claims with research and explains how you can use this research to improve your PowerPoint slides.
This course will cover:
How to improve retention
How to incorporate emotion and why to do so
The significance of using images in your slides
How to best use images in presentations
This course will help you improve your PowerPoint presentations. The course, like all Bigger Brains’ courses, uses a unique style of eLearning that evokes a classroom environment by using two people. The two, a teacher and learner, create a more engaging dialogue around PowerPoint presentations. This tactic has been shown to be more effective at helping students with knowledge retention. This course was filmed using multiple HD cameras and is mobile friendly for iPad and iPhone use.
Presentation Skills – 8 min
Public speaking can feel pretty scary. But if you’re fully prepared and have a strategy when presenting, it can become a lot less daunting. In this short module we’ll look at some key tips and techniques to help you become a better presenter in front of 1 or 100 people.
TED’s secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson – 11 hours
This self-paced course, guided by TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson, will help you craft your best ideas into compelling narratives to share with others and the world. Through 11 lessons (each taking 1-1.5 hour to complete), you will master the key techniques that TED speakers use to deliver great talks. Each technique is taught using vivid animations and clips from celebrated TED Talks. Then, interactive activities guide you through the process of identifying, developing, and sharing your best ideas to help you improve your presentation skills. You’ll do this by preparing your own TED-style talk, with the option of partnering with others who are completing the course.
5 Essentials for Powerful Presentations – 30 min
Presentations can be dull for audiences. People feel nervous when presenting. Peter Quarry and Eve Ash cover five essential areas for powerful presentations. These include memorable ways to commence, managing anxiety, being succinct and sign-posting information, maintaining audience engagement, relaxed body language, telling a story and finishing with a bang.
Presenting with Power – 30 min
This course will teach you fundamental presentation techniques to help you overcome your nerves and become an engaging and effective public speaker. Most people dread public speaking, but it’s an essential skill that can help you advance in your career. This course will identify the 6 key skills you need to create powerful presentations, including skills used by some of the world’s best public speakers. We’ll also show why presentations sometimes fail, and share with you our foolproof formula for creating a great presentation.
This 30-minute course features engaging video with audio narration as well as short quizzes and activities for a complete learning experience.
Communication Techniques for Web-Based Presentations – 10 min
Sharpen your virtual presentation skills with this training course covering best practices for creating compelling, high-impact web presentations that will keep your audience fully engaged. First, we’ll outline 3 key communication components essential to a winning presentation: vocal, verbal, and visual. Next, you will learn how to integrate each of these elements into your presentations to deliver the right level of energy, clarity, and visual appeal.
Featuring clear, step-wise instruction, the course provides simple techniques to help you boost the effectiveness and professionalism of your presentations. This course qualifies as 1 hour of Professional Development Units with the Project Management Institute.
Online Meeting Etiquette – 25 min
If online meetings are run professionally and smoothly they can be a great use of people’s time and an essential part of collaborating. If they aren’t, they waste everyone’s time and can place critical projects in jeopardy. With more companies decentralized, meeting virtually is a core business skill everyone must develop. This course helps students learn the fundamental skills needed to succeed in online meetings
Microsoft 365 Sway: Beginner – 40 min
This Microsoft Office 365 training course covers how to use the Sway app to create shareable, web-based presentations with text, media, and attention-grabbing design. The course starts with an overview of Sway’s key features and guides you through the steps of creating a new Sway project. You’ll learn how to add content to Sway storylines, change the look of your presentations, arrange images using stack and group cards, and finally share your presentations for easy viewing and collaboration. This course is designed to get you up the running with Sway right away. It features step-by-step instructions and engaging visuals for an easy learning experience.
GoTo Meeting – 1 hr 9 min
Learn how to conduct online meetings and make presentations in real time using the web-based GoToMeeting in this user-friendly training course. You’ll learn how to install and launch GoToMeeting, along with how to customize settings to suit your preferences. The course outlines tools and features that let you schedule meetings, conduct presentations, attend meetings and record meetings. You’ll also learn about on-screen drawing and highlighting, sharing keyboards and managing meetings using calendar applications such as Outlook. This course features video with audio narration and will take approximately 1 hour and 9 minutes to complete. The GoToMeeting application is available for PCs, Macs and mobile devices.