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Scott Schwertly, CEO of Ethos3 | Presentation Design & Training

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13 Lessons (60m)
    • 1. Trailer

      2:21
    • 2. Introduction: Why Present?

      7:32
    • 3. Determine Your Objective

      3:44
    • 4. The Big Three

      5:08
    • 5. Theme Development

      5:59
    • 6. The Presentation Outline

      4:41
    • 7. The Slide Outline

      4:24
    • 8. Tension and Discovery

      7:34
    • 9. Visual Metaphor

      2:01
    • 10. User Experience Story

      5:36
    • 11. Heroic Journey

      2:33
    • 12. The Only

      6:06
    • 13. Next Steps

      1:51

About This Class

Craft a great message. Your audience will remember.

The heart of a great presentation is what you say and how you say it. In this 1-hour class, presentation expert Scott Schwertly provides straightforward talk on how to organize and craft content that is memorable, persuasive, and perfect for any audience. From concepts like "the one-word theme" to the 5 classic story frameworks that work in every business presentation, the class has totally changed the way we prepare for a talk of any size. Don't start slides without it.

Learn by doing.

You can choose to revise the content from a previous presentation, start brand new, or speak to a subject that's important to your work, interests, or creative pursuits. After this class, you'll have a solid foundation for designing an actual slide deck.

Watch 12 video lessons.

  1. Introduction: Why Present? (7 minutes)
  2. Introduction: Objectives (4 minutes)
  3. Framework: The Big Three (5 minutes)
  4. Framework: Themes (6 minutes)
  5. Planning: The Presentation Outline (4 minutes)
  6. Planning: The Slide Outline (4 minutes)
  7. Story: Tension and Discovery (7 minutes)
  8. Story: Visual Metaphors (2 minutes)
  9. Story: User Experience (6 minutes)
  10. Story: Heroic Journey (2 minutes)
  11. Story: The Only (6 minutes)
  12. Conclusion: Next Steps (2 minutes)

Be sure to check out Scott's other 2 classes: Presentation Slide Design for Non-Designers and Nailing Presentation Delivery Every Time.

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