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Learning Path: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Video Description

Creating and delivering good presentations is an essential business skill, and like any skill, it can be learned. Each bit of the process—framing your storyline, selecting graphics, using effective language, and knowing how to carry yourself in front of an audience—can be improved with expert advice and practice. If you need to present ideas and content often—both internally and externally to your company—and want to become a more influential speaker, this Learning Path will help you shine.

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome To The Course
    1. So Who Said You're a "Bad" Presenter? 00:04:32
  2. Be A Badder You
    1. Bookends, The Critical Importance of Hooks and Closings 00:10:28
    2. Bookends (A Good Practice!) 00:02:14
    3. Passion 00:06:38
  3. Start Breaking the Rules Before You Even Hit the Stage
    1. Purpose and Action 00:08:30
    2. Purpose and Action (A Good Practice!) 00:02:02
    3. Break the Mirror Rule 00:02:08
    4. Improvise Your Practice (A Good Practice!) 00:04:44
    5. Reading the Audience 00:18:44
    6. Audience (A Good Practice!) 00:01:44
  4. You Are the Presentation
    1. Confidence 00:11:07
    2. Confidence (A Good Practice!) 00:01:29
    3. Voice 00:12:01
    4. Voice (A Good Practice!) 00:01:53
    5. Eye Contact, Podiums, and Stories 00:10:39
    6. Eye Contact, Podiums and Storytelling (A Good Practice!) 00:01:47
    7. PowerPoint 00:08:48
  5. Staying Bad No Matter What Happens
    1. Oops! Something Goes Wrong 00:07:55
    2. Oops! (A Good Practice!) 00:03:40
    3. Nerves 00:07:01
    4. Working with Nerves (A Good Practice!) 00:03:07
    5. Working with Emotions 00:04:27
  6. Now Get Out There!
    1. Remember your training, Grasshopper 00:02:33
  7. Presentation Prelude Patterns
    1. Introduction 00:12:57
    2. Know Your Audience 00:05:03
    3. Social Media Advertising 00:05:20
    4. Required / Proposed 00:12:01
    5. Abstract Attorney 00:05:52
  8. Creativity Patterns
    1. Narrative Arc 00:06:18
    2. Fourthought 00:04:07
    3. Crucible 00:12:25
    4. Concurrent Creation 00:05:59
    5. Triad 00:04:24
    6. Expansion Joints 00:05:54
    7. Talklet 00:03:47
    8. Unifying Visual Theme 00:10:21
    9. Brain Breaks 00:06:55
    10. Alienating Artifact 00:04:45
    11. Celery 00:05:20
    12. Leet Grammars 00:04:20
    13. Lightening Talk 00:05:53
    14. Takahashi 00:07:08
    15. Cave Painting 00:08:45
  9. Slide Creation Patterns
    1. Cookie Cutter / Soft Transitions 00:09:28
    2. Coda 00:03:05
    3. Injured Outlines 00:03:57
    4. Peer Review 00:11:04
    5. Foreshadowing 00:08:05
    6. Bullet Riddled Corpse 00:08:53
    7. Greek Chorus 00:03:10
    8. Ant Fonts 00:04:39
    9. Fontaholic 00:04:11
    10. Floodmarks 00:07:33
    11. Photomaniac 00:05:47
    12. Composite Animation 00:02:38
    13. A la Carte Content 00:05:53
    14. Analog Noise 00:03:33
    15. Vacation Photos 00:09:01
    16. Defy Defaults 00:07:58
    17. Borrowed Shoes 00:04:32
  10. Temporal Patterns
    1. Slideument / Infodeck 00:06:37
    2. Gradual Consistency & Exhuberant Title Top 00:04:14
    3. Charred Trail 00:04:57
    4. Invisibility 00:03:20
    5. Context Keeper 00:04:21
    6. Breadcrumbs 00:03:40
    7. Bookends 00:05:40
    8. Intermezzi 00:03:15
    9. Backtracking 00:04:07
    10. Preroll 00:04:36
  11. Demonstrations versus Presentations
    1. Live Demo / Dead Demo 00:08:49
    2. Lipsync 00:10:24
    3. Traveling Highlights & Emergence 00:07:27
    4. Live on Tape 00:06:13
  12. Stage Prep
    1. Preparation 00:12:13
    2. Posse 00:03:57
    3. Seeding Satisfaction 00:04:13
    4. Shortchanged 00:05:40
  13. Performance Antipatterns
    1. Hiccup Words 00:04:43
    2. Disowning Your Topic 00:04:49
    3. Tower of Babble 00:02:37
    4. Bunker 00:02:39
    5. Hecklers 00:06:27
    6. Going Meta 00:03:42
    7. Backchannel 00:10:07
    8. Laser Weapons 00:02:57
    9. Negative Ignorance 00:01:56
  14. Performance Patterns
    1. Carnegie Hall 00:04:34
    2. Breathing Room 00:02:58
    3. Shoeless 00:02:54
    4. Seeding the First Question 00:02:33
    5. Make it Rain 00:03:49
    6. Stakeout 00:07:37
    7. Lightsaber 00:05:19
    8. Echo Chamber 00:04:06
    9. Welcome to the Course 00:04:09
    10. You're Already an Expert 00:10:02
    11. Begin with Your Conclusion 00:09:41
    12. Ask Them How They’d Like to be Persuaded 00:10:35
    13. Influence Through Listening 00:21:28
    14. Make Meaning Through Story 00:21:53
    15. Help Them Rethink the Situation 00:19:31
    16. Let Them Sample The Thing Itself 00:17:39
    17. Take Them Behind The Scenes 00:15:15
    18. Live Your Pitch Ahead of Time 00:14:23