Presentations are critical to selling your ideas and driving people to action. Yet most fail to connect with their audience due to distracting visuals and poorly displayed data. When this happens, you’re almost guaranteed to lose your audience’s attention and worse, your one shot at being heard.
Whether you’re working on a quarterly business review, product update or a customer pitch, you need a laser-focused approach that promotes your key points. Every slide should have a clear story. Borrowing “pretty” slides from colleagues only creates decks that lack a cohesive narrative. You need a visual slide strategy.
Influencing with Visuals teaches you how to organize your ideas into visual messages that are easy to digest and therefore, memorable. You’ll explore why a good slide works and a weak one fails. Not creative? No problem. With clever use of basic design principles and PowerPoint shortcuts, we’ll show you how to think like a designer – even if you’re not one.
The benefits are simple:
- Present a clear message
- Make your ideas visual
- Drive immediate action
Learn how to:
- Understand the executive mindset: what they want to see and hear from you
- Apply design principles to transform text- or data-heavy slides into clear visuals
- “Pivot” with non-linear slides to meet the needs of your audience
- Leverage a “grab and go” visual slide library to jumpstart visual thinking
I found it to be the single best course I’ve taken in my 18 professional years in terms of impact on my daily work. You kept it interesting, everyone engaged and fun. I was very skeptical about an online approach vs. face-to-face, but you proved it can be equally or more effective. Saved me a bunch of travel expenses!