Fearless Public Speaking and Compelling PowerPoint

Last week, I let you know about our exciting new public speaking course. This is a highly interactive course where you’ll record and upload your own video presentations, so you really put what you learn into practice.

The course has just started, but you can still sign up or find out further information about it.

The ability to communicate effectively and give a great PowerPoint presentation are two key weapons in just about any professional’s arsenal. This course will not only give you the relevant theory and technique, it will allow you the opportunity to put that technique into practice in your own recorded presentations.  Course presenter Greg Ferenstein will then give a critique on your presentations. That’s the most comprehensive learning experience you could ask for, and because it’s all online, you can complete the course without having to leave home—your couch is your campus!

Greg Ferenstein is himself a sought-after public speaker, author, and educator. As an author, he writes in the areas of technology, business, and politics. As an educator, he designs college curricula that helps improve teamwork, communication, and technological skills. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, and has made past contributions to CNN, Mashable, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post.

So, to the course details:

Full details of the course—including a video of Greg sharing more information on what to expect and a lesson plan—are now available.

Here’s a more in-depth look at the structure of the course:

First Week: Presentation Basics

  • Lesson 1: Introduction and modern PowerPoint
  • Lesson 2: Watch Greg’s critiques of your videos
  • Lesson 3: Pictures
  • Lesson 4: Watch Greg’s critiques of your videos
  • Lesson 5: Live Q&A

Second Week: PowerPoint

  • Lesson 1: Organization
  • Lesson 2: Watch Greg’s critiques of your videos
  • Lesson 3: Evidence
  • Lesson 4: Watch Greg’s critiques of your videos
  • Lesson 5: Live Q&A

Third Week: Practical Communications

  • Lesson 1: Brevity
  • Lesson 2: Watch Greg’s critiques of your videos
  • Lesson 3: Spice: style, humor, and memorization
  • Lesson 4: Watch Greg’s critiques of your videos
  • Lesson 5: Live Q&A

The course has now begun, but as with all our courses it will remain online indefinitely, and you’ll receive at least 12 months’ notice if it’s ever removed. Even so, it’s worth your while to sign up right now, in order to benefit from the personal attention and critique that Greg is offering to students who participate in this debut run of the course.

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