A virtual presentation skills workshop with Rick Altman
Apr 19-20, 20238:00am PT | 11:00am ET | 5:00pm CET
…and get a fresh perspective on how to craft and deliver an excellent presentation
Join Rick Altman for his virtual workshop and never look at a presentation project the same way again. Whether you are the presentation designer, the content manager, the PowerPoint user, the presenter, or likely some combination of all, these seminars will open your eyes to entirely new strategies and techniques to help you do your job better, faster, and with more satisfaction. Join us and you will find:
Both days begin at 8:00am PT.
Drill down for detailed descriptions of each hour and video previews of each topic covered.
You do not need to be a professional designer to create clean effective slides. You just need to understand what your audience members want and how they want to receive information. In this hour, we’ll show you how to deliver that.
Preview of workshop:
You know how to create great one-off slides. Now what?? In the first hour, you will have seen our best argument for clean, minimalist design. How can you pursue that and make proper use of your company’s PowerPoint template, which seems to imprison you to a bunch of bullet points? This hour will help you better see how your clean and flexible slide designs can be accommodated within PowerPoint’s templating system.
When you think of animation, do you think of flying bullets and spiraling headlines? Many people do, unfortunately, and so animation suffers a bad reputation. In fact, one of your best opportunities to shine as a content creator and presenter is through smart, effective, and appropriate use of animation and in this hour, we’ll explore exactly what that means.
Most of us create our presentations the way we live our lives: we go from point A to B and to C. That doesn’t really work in the real world and fortunately, there is a collection of under-utilized PowerPoint features that address this. This hour is all about the art and the science of crafting more interactive and flexible presentations.
Drop in the next day with any and all of your questions and challenges. Bring slides with you, bring follow-up from the previous day, or just bring your curiosity.
We’ll devote an entire two hours to topics that you want to have addressed.
CANCELLATIONS: 80% refund given if cancellation is received via email more than 14 days before event; 40% refund if between 3 and 14 days before event; no refund within 3 days of event. Substitutions always welcome.
Most PowerPoint users are undertrained and it’s not their fault. The software is so easy, you can start creating slides in about 15 minutes. That’s a bug, not a feature.”
You do not need to be a professional graphic designer to create professional-looking slides. You just need to tune into how your audience wants to receive information. And resist the temptation to vomit text all over your slides.”
It’s one thing to create attractive slides and it’s another thing to train PowerPoint to help you do it. If you have both skills, you’re in 98 percentile territory.”
Wednesday, Apr 198:00am PT | 11:00am ET | 5:00pm CET
Training, sales, administrative, human resources, education, leadership, middle management, executive — if you are creating presentation content, you can probably be doing it better, and we will provide insight into the three main tenets of presentation crafting:
Most people handle messaging backward: they focus on their own virtues without showing regard for the audience’s interests and concerns. And few who come to presentation do so from a background in the arts. Yet we are asked to design presentations, often on a daily basis.
Truly advanced PowerPoint users are few and far between, but not because the program is exceptionally difficult; just the opposite. The software is so easy to start using, not many go below the surface to learn the program’s finer points. You will get to do that at this workshop.
You do not have to have been born to speak in public in order to become better at it. There are tangible skills and physical behaviors you can employ to help you become more comfortable before an audience.
This virtual workshop is for those who owe their professional livelihoods to the design, creation, and/or delivery of presentation material, both in person and virtual. These seminars are for you if…
If you are in any of these categories, you will find enormous value in joining us Apr 19-20. This four-hour workshop (plus two-hour QA the following day) is your unique opportunity to become extraordinary in your presentation work. (Attendance limited to 75.)
These seminars are conducted presentation-style — meticulously prepared and professionally paced so users of all levels can follow. While we recognize the limitations of the virtual medium, we will reach deep into our well of experience on virtual audience engagement to make sure you feel acknowledged, included, and heard.
Patrons are encouraged to send files to us ahead of time so that Rick might include them in our curriculum as a makeover or a point of discussion. That type of work is often billed in the high-three and low-four figures, but any slide makeovers performed at this workshop are at no extra charge.
Here is what you will learn and be able to implement right away:
Rick has been hired by hundreds, listened to by tens of thousands, and read by millions, all of whom seek better results with presentation content and delivery. An early adopter of virtual learning, he has been leading virtual workshops for nearly 10 years. He hosts the internationally acclaimed Presentation Summit, largely responsible for the global community of presentation professionals that thrives today.
An avid sportsman, he was not a good enough tennis player to play on the professional tour. All of this was his Plan B.
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