Don't Be Boring: Communicate Better and Make Any Topic More Interesting

Phil Jones, Communication and Change Consultant

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14 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

      1:44
    • There Are No Boring Topics

      1:53
    • About Your Project

      0:43
    • The Three Components of Not Boring

      2:04
    • Connecting with Your Audience

      1:48
    • Connecting with an Audience Need

      3:08
    • Understanding Message Focus

      3:34
    • Find the Story

      3:58
    • Find the Critical Ideas

      2:19
    • Use Mediums to Their Fullest

      1:25
    • Basics of Writing in Non-Boring Ways

      2:28
    • Basics of Avoiding Boring Presentations

      1:50
    • Basics of Avoiding Boring Videos

      0:59
    • Closing Thoughts

      2:32

About This Class

If you dread having to communicate a topic because it seems boring, or you keep losing the attention of your audience when you share important information, this class is for you. In 30 minutes, you’ll learn how to communicate important (but not very interesting) topics while keeping your audience engaged.

When we communicate with an audience, we fight for their attention against so many interesting distractions. By using three concepts of engaging communication (connection, focus, and presentation) you can keep the attention of your audience.

This short class uses simple, direct lessons to teach you actionable steps for:

  • Understanding your audience to keep them motivated
  • Finding the right angle for the audience
  • Delivering the message in the best way possible
  • Communicating more interestingly in writing, presentations, and video

You don’t need to know anything special before starting this class. It will help to have a message and audience in mind. Most importantly, you have to be willing to put in the work to make your message more engaging.

This class is perfect for anyone who feels self-conscious about their topic, or just wants to be a better communicator. It’s also a good starting point for improving your communication skills since it can help you decide what area you would like improve as part of your development. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you in the course!

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I have worked with Phil and he is a valuable and insightful editor, reviewer and coach. He has made papers and presentations of mine better. This course offers both specific and general examples of effective communication with practical suggestions on how to evaluate and improve one's own work. I think I will be a more efficient writer after this because I will be able to start with the guidelines he provides and build from there.
This is exactly what I needed! I'm working on some online content that needs to capture an audience through some very abstract concepts. This course gave me an outline for exactly how I can make it engaging and a keep their attention. I didn't know much about the patterns of my storytelling until he went into the history of it. Thanks for this, Philip!

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Phil Jones

Communication and Change Consultant

Hi! I'm Phil Jones, and I'm a change management consultant from Houston, Texas. I've been working in communication, change, and management consulting for 10 years. I've been practicing writing and speech for much, much longer. I'm passionate about improvement and learning, and that curiosity has made me want to share what I've found with others.

Creating and consuming training is a big part of my career, so I thought I would make it a part of my personal projects, too.

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