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Presentations to impress

Find out how to master the perfect pitch, win your audience over and overcome your nerves.
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Every great presenter has a clear understanding of the audience, and their goals. Gary Vaynerchuck explains why this matters.

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Everything you include in your presentation should support a single-minded vision. Guy Kawasaki tells us how to sell a dream.

1:32
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The best way to engage and inspire the audience is to tell them a story. Melanie Perkins shares her approach to storytelling.

1:40
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Information overload doesn’t work. Discover Jess Scully’s tips to keep your slides simple and your audience engaged.

1:38
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For a presentation that engages your audience, use less text and more imagery. Melanie Perkins tells us how to illustrate each point with a beautiful visual.

1:33
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When it comes to finding the right font, what matters most is readability. Guy Kawasaki explains why using a big font is better.

1:26
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Selecting the right color palette is simpler than you think. Guy Kawasaki shares his top tip for punchy slides.

1:39
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Don’t bamboozle your audience with overly complex infographics. Jess Scully tells how to design data you audience will understand.

1:29
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Applying a design consistent style to your entire presentation will make your message sing, and save you time. Melanie Perkins explains why.

1:42
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As the presenter you are the focus, not your slides. Guy Kawasaki shares his expertise for owning the stage.

1:41
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When it’s time to stand up and deliver, don’t just wing it. Guy Kawasaki explains the importance of practice.

1:32
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Find your personal presenting style and build a connection with the audience. Gary Vaynerchuck shares his top tip.

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The Experts

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Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki is chief brand evangelist of Canva. He’s a marketing specialist, best selling author, and gives over 50 keynote speeches every year.
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Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur and internet personality. He is the CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients.
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Melanie Perkins
Melanie Perkins is the founder and CEO of Canva. Her mission is to make graphic design amazingly simple for everyone.

Details

  • 12 lesson videos
  • 19 min

Overview

Trying to master the perfect pitch? Overcome your nerves? Win your audience over? In this series we’ll show you how to prepare, design and deliver a presentation to impress.

What You'll Learn

  • How to put the audience first
  • How to prepare your story
  • How to simplify your slides
  • How to design readable text
  • How to choose a color palette
  • How to approach infographics
  • How to present with confidence