After conducting a "beta" version of this class, I have determined that it was a very ambitious agenda for a single session. I have listed a more comprehensive two-session course on messaging development that better enables students to improve their messaging end-to-end.
The first session focuses on identifying key messages and creating an outline for delivery. The second session focuses on enhancing that delivery and workshopping slides.
If you were interested in taking Slide Chi, I encourage you to visit the messaging workshop class page and sign up.
I work with PowerPoint every day for a global consulting firm, helping people and companies communicate critical events to investors, employees, media members, and policymakers. On a regular basis, someone asks me to proof a slide, redesign something, or build something from scratch. I have 3 versions of PowerPoint installed on my computer, and I have Keynote on my phone, iPad, and laptop. No sane person would do this unless they cared desparately about presentation design. I've built and seen enough bullet-flled "leave behinds" to last a lifetime, and I want to show people why "deck" doesn't have to be a four-letter word. I'm all about effective communication, and I want to help you tell your story so you can win business, attract capital, solicit sponsors, bring awareness, and generate buzz.