Impactful Presentations

Craft human-centered presentations that connect, resonate, and inspire
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Information alone will never move people. Learn to craft human-centered presentations by surfacing what matters to your audience and delivering your message in a way that resonates and inspires action. Go beyond presenting just the facts and figures; give compelling presentations that are meaningful and memorable. Gain tools and techniques that will help you develop and deliver presentations that have the power to shift the way people think, feel, and behave.

Course Outcomes
  • Deliver presentations that spark a shift in beliefs, behaviors, and mindsets.
  • Sequence and convey your information in a way that will create a meaningful journey for your audience.
  • Open hearts and minds by developing a trusted relationship with your audience.
  • Apply techniques to help people pay attention and remember the information you share.
  • Experiment with unique presentation methods in order to create an engaging experience for your audience.
Course Themes
Presenting Storytelling Audience Engagement
Price
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Duration 5 Weeks
Time 4 Hours/Week
Format Cohort Course

What You'll Learn

Week 1: Introduction - Move Your Audience

Understand how information and emotion work together to create presentations that have the power to spark change and inspire new mindsets and behaviors.
3 Video Lessons
1 Assignment
  • Select the presentation you will be workshopping and identify commonly used patterns.

Week 2: Plan a Journey

Create a compelling arc through the information by combining your goals with audience needs.
3 Video Lessons
  • What’s the Point?—Identify the goal of your presentation
  • It’s Not About You—Empathize with your audience
  • Shape Your Story—Build emotional appeal and interest
1 Assignment
  • Structure your presentation: Identify the core emotions and the major beats of your story, and experiment with different story arcs.

Week 3: Become the Guide

Develop a trusted connection with your audience that opens their hearts and minds to your message.
3 Video Lessons
  • Create a Connection—Bridge the divide between you and the audience
  • Establish Your Credibility—Inspire trust and belief
  • Keep It Human—Present as your authentic self
1 Assignment
  • Explore visual, verbal, and physical ways to create connection and establish credibility in your presentation.

Week 4: Make it Memorable

Design your presentation to align with the way the brain focuses on and remembers information.
3 Video Lessons
  • Best Intentions; Bad Presentations—Avoid common presentation mistakes
  • Make Patterns—Encourage understanding and retention
  • Break Patterns—Shake things up to capture their attention
1 Assignment
  • Explore methods of making—and then breaking—patterns for your audience. Play with varied ways to build in audience interaction.

Week 5: Conclusion - Look Ahead

The end of one presentation is the beginning of another. Learn how to end presentations in a way that gives the ideas within them room to grow and evolve.
2 Video Lessons
1 Assignment
  • Make choices and bring the key elements of your presentation together.

Meet Your Instructors

Ann Kim

Director of Health & Well-Being at IDEO

Ann is a design researcher with roots in anthropology and journalism. Prior to IDEO, she made documentaries for public television. Filmmaking taught her how to visually tell stories as well as how to find, edit, and shape them. At IDEO, she does the same thing, taking the raw materials—interviews, data, observations—and crafting them into stories that inspire.

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Alex Gallafent

Design Director at IDEO

Alex is a designer, theater artist, and journalist. Throughout his career, Alex has been figuring out the things audiences need and how best to bring them to life. He’s presented stories on theater stages in London and New York, in broadcast journalism for the BBC, and across the world with IDEO.

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