One of the most popular parts of the conference continues to be our optional crash course program. These two-hour workshops take place on Sunday and are designed to jump-start your conference experience, offering primers on the fundamentals and on topics with which you might not be familiar or feel you might need a bit more grounding. These courses carry a modest extra fee; they are the only part of the curriculum that is not covered by your registration fee.
You can add one, two, or all three of these courses during registration. To add any of them to an existing registration, CLICK HERE, or if you prefer, just email us and we’ll take care of it for you.
These courses are available to both audiences, in-person and virtual, and all registrants will get access to the on-demand recording afterward.
Special DeliveryMake the biggest moments of your life count
LED BY JIM ENDICOTTSometimes the very best ideas don’t get adopted and the most creative companies don’t win. Not because they’re not smart, not good at what they do, or not big enough. Too often, it is because of the impressions given off in the first minute of a presentation.
During this interactive coaching workshop, you will learn new tips, tricks, and on-your-feet techniques for putting your best foot forward in the most nerve-wracking moments of your life.
Farewell to Death by PowerPointEverything you need to know to start creating wonderful presentations
LED BY RICK ALTMANYou learned PowerPoint years ago and think you have decent instincts for building an effective presentation for your boss, client, or co-worker. But something inevitably derails you. The story gets changed, the boss wants an extra graph, and it all needs to be done by tomorrow. It is times like these when your job is no fun. You don’t like these changes but you lack the confidence to explain why. And your PowerPoint skills will be challenged by all these extras, so you go on auto-pilot and do what most do: you stuff it all onto the slide and hope for the best.
You can stop this madness! This two-hour crash course is the perfect jumpstart to the conference, guaranteed to get you off on the right foot by helping you craft, design, and strategize through the process of creating first-rate presentations.
Presentations from Start to FinishFrom need clear through to delivery
LED BY MIKE PARKINSONThis crash course shows you a quick but comprehensive process to make compelling and professional presentations quickly. We build a powerful presentation in real time. Get your presentations right the first time. Easily defend every choice you make to avoid endless revisions.
Although we use PowerPoint, the process works for all presentation software. The focus is conceptualizing a winning mock design. We then finalize a few of the slides together.