With around 350 decks being cranked out every second of every blessed day, it’s safe to say that PowerPoint presentations are here to stay. So the only question is: how good are yours? When you stop and think about it, are your slides too wordy? Do you find yourself staring at the screen so you’ll remember what to say next? Is your audience on the edge of their seat or on the edge of a coma? If you’d like to start giving better presentations, you absolutely will the day after this workshop.
The secrets to giving better presentations and the PowerPoints that go with them aren’t all that secret. You instinctively know them, but could likely use some permission and prodding to go against the grain of the dense, verbose, boring presentation style practiced at most organizations. We will do that as we cover these topics:
- Why you must use fewer words and more images
- The role of slides versus the role of handouts, and why you probably need both
- The power position and commanding the room
- Ways to involve your audience to keep them paying attention
- Example of a presentation make-over
Please note: This is not a workshop on presentation design or advanced tricks and tips for using PowerPoint software
Prerequisites – None
Who Should Take This Class
This workshop is for anyone who ever gives a presentation and thinks they could be better.
Topics & Schedule:
10:00 – 10:15 The power of a great story
10:15 – 10:45 I am. You are? And what’s not working?
10:45 – 11:15 Your role in better presenting
11:15 – 11:30 Anxiety, public speaking, and faking it
11:30 – 11:40 Break
11:40 – 12:00 Your deck’s role in better presenting
12:00 – 12:15 Test case: PPT makeover
12:15 – 12:30 Pro tips for better presentations and decks
12:30 – 12:45 Presentation skills demo
12:45 – 12:55 What’s not working checklist
12:55 – 1:00 Evaluate this workshop
You may receive a partial refund of your tuition if you drop a class or your enrollment is terminated by SVC due to lack of progress or disciplinary problems. In these cases, this is the schedule for determining the amount of your refund:
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Classes:
SVC will refund all money paid if the student is not accepted. This includes instances where a class is cancelled by the school.
SVC will refund all the money paid if the student cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after registration and/or an initial payment is made, as long as the student has not begun training.
SVC will retain the established $45 registration fee if the student cancels after the fifth business day after registration and/or making an initial payment.
If training is terminated after the student enters classes, SVC may retain the registration fee established under (3) of this subsection, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
When calculating refunds, the official date of a student's termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
(a) When the school receives notice of the student's intention to discontinue the training program; or,
(b) When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
(c) When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for thirty calendar days.
All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
There is a $75 cancellation fee for no-shows and enrollees dropping a one-day workshop without a valid excuse within 3 business days of the scheduled start time as published on the SVC website.
This refund policy is in accordance with Washington State Law, 490-105-130 (RCW 28C.10.050 (1)(b)).
School of Visual Concepts
SVC helps people already in the business of marketing, branding, design, UX, and content creation fill in the gaps in their knowledge through public full- and half-day workshops and custom corporate workshops.
If you’re looking to add to your portfolio or fill in some blank spaces in your brain, you can’t do much better than SVC.
The instructors are all top-notch working professionals who bring real world and big brand knowledge into the classroom. Our thinking is that the best people to teach you something aren't teachers. So, instead of a full-time faculty, our classes and workshops are taught by working professionals. More often than not, these are people at the top of their game, not wannabes or used-to-be-best. The connections you'll make with these pros can sometimes be as valuable as the material they'll teach you.
All this happens in an environment of friendliness, helpfulness and encouragement. Might this have something to do with the fact that 99% of SVC students say they’d recommend us?
We’re 100% certain that it does.
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