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You’ve landed a meeting with a dream client, investor, or partner. Next, wow them with your presentation. Presenting your ideas in a clear and visually engaging way is a critical step toward the outcome you want. This learning path can help you prepare, design, and deliver a compelling presentation.
Creating and Giving Business Presentations with Tatiana Kolovou
Learn the fundamentals of preparing for and delivering a compelling business presentation.
1h 8m • COURSE
Public Speaking Foundations with Laura Bergells
Learn practical strategies that can help you confidently deliver an outstanding speech or presentation.
1h 3m • COURSE
How to Present and Stay on Point with Todd Dewett
Discover the basic elements of delivering a great presentation and staying on message.
19m 34s • COURSE
Designing a Presentation with Tony Harmer
Learn from a graphic designer how to create the very best, most visually appealing presentations.
56m 12s • COURSE
Design a Compelling Presentation with John McWade
Learn the "Design 101" rules for achieving a balanced, professional, attractive, and compelling presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote.
51m 29s • COURSE
High-Stakes Communication with Jenna Lange
Manage your message, yourself, and stakeholders when tension is high. Get practical tips and real-life examples that can help you prepare to shine in high-stakes moments.
1h 4m • COURSE
Communicating with Confidence with Jeff Ansell
Get simple communication tools, strategies, and tips to help you communicate with confidence.
1h 16m • COURSE
Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls with Jessica Chen
Learn how to look and sound confident, collected, and smart on your next conference call or video presentation.
34m 54s • COURSE
Managing Your Anxiety While Presenting with Matt Abrahams
Discover how to be more comfortable and confident when speaking in public with anxiety management techniques based on specific symptoms and sources.
25m 52s • COURSE
Delivery Tips for Speaking in Public with Daisy Lovelace
Public speaking doesn’t have to be intimidating. Learn quick, practical tips for delivering your presentation like a professional.
31m 14s • COURSE
You'll learn presentation and public speaking skills with these experts.
Tatiana Kolovou is faculty member at the top-ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
She came to the United States as an "academic immigrant" from Athens, Greece. Now she teaches business communication and cross-cultural effectiveness. Tatiana consults with executives and teams at large companies to develop effective communication skills for the global enterprise.
Laura Bergells has over 14 years of experience as a professional speaker and community builder.
Laura helps growing businesses hone their messages through public speaking, presentations, websites, blogs, and social media. She's worked extensively with business professionals to coach them in their communication skills, especially in moving beyond PowerPoint, and is often quoted in regional media as a communications and marketing expert. Her popular blog, Maniactive.com, is a must-read for those who deliver presentations to modern, media-savvy audiences. Laura is an adjunct instructor at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University and is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a BA degree in telecommunications and sociology. She earned her master's degree from Grand Valley State University. You can find her on Twitter @maniactive.
Dr. Todd Dewett is one of the world's most watched leadership personalities.
He is an authenticity expert, best-selling author, best-selling educator at LinkedIn Learning, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. He is a thought leader and expert on leadership, focused primarily on authenticity and aspects of relationships and leader behaviors that drive success at work. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, Businessweek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young he completed his PhD in management and organizational behavior at Texas A&M University and enjoyed a career as an award-winning professor and scholar. Todd has delivered over 1,000 speeches and created a body of educational work enjoyed by over 20,000,000 professionals around the globe. His recent clients include Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Pepsi, Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and hundreds more. Visit his home online at www.drdewett.com.
Tony Harmer is an educator and illustrator. He has 160+ certifications—including Adobe Creative Suite Master.
Tony Harmer has worked in the creative industry for over thirty years on a range of design, illustration, and web/screen projects. An Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor with more than 160 certifications and one of only a few to achieve status as a Creative Suite Master, Tony has delivered training all over the UK and Europe.
Tony has written frequently for Computer Arts magazine and is a guest author on a number of blogs, but more than anything, he still just loves to sit and draw.
John McWade is a designer and teacher who creates courses about graphic design as a staff author at LinkedIn.
In 1985, Mr. McWade created PageLab, the world's first desktop publishing studio, and in 1990 he founded Before & After magazine to teach graphic design to desktop publishers. Before & After is known for its simple beauty, clarity of instruction, and especially its emphasis on design not as decoration but an essential form of communication. Mr. McWade's formative background is in printing and publication design, with a specialty in typography. He has authored three books: Before & After Page Design, Graphics for Business, and How to Design Cool Stuff.
Jenna Lange is the founder and president of Lange International.
Jenna's journey to managing high-stakes moments began as a competitive figure skater where she learned to conquer her fears and perform. Sadly, that confidence did not carry through to help her with her deep fear of public speaking. (You can't skate your way through that.)
With focused feedback and curiosity, she embarked on a lifetime journey to learn how to make an impact and project confidence when the stakes are high.
Twenty years, three international sales roles, and an MBA later, she turned to consulting and has helped hundreds of executives improve their impact in high-stakes communication moments.
Jenna's experience spans countries, industries, and communication challenges. Jenna works with senior leaders at companies such as Microsoft, NBBJ, The Gates Foundation, The North Face, Expedia, Russell Investments, Google, Blue Shield of California, YouTube, and many more. Jenna also has extensive experience working with VCs to help founders and CEOs craft and deliver their stories for investors, customers, and partners.
Jenna earned her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Portuguese, and worked for several years in Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. She has conducted customized training programs to help international teams throughout Europe and Latin America sell, negotiate, and communicate more effectively and pitch to win large new accounts. She has delivered keynote presentations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Spain, as well as throughout the United States.
Before launching Lange International, Jenna spent five years as a principal consultant with Rogen International, a global communication consultancy, where she built and managed the company's West Coast operations. Jenna has been an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Jenna's book, Please Don't Picture Them Naked, takes readers on a humorous tour of public speaking dos and don'ts. While Jenna's ice skates are dusty after a young retirement from figure skating, when she is not working you will find her running or skiing with her husband and two children.
Jeff Ansell is head of Jeff Ansell & Associates, a management consulting and communications training firm.
A veteran in coaching, PR, and journalism, Ansell has advised CEOs at many major companies including Wal-Mart, Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo, and Ford. He has been a top-ranked speaker at conferences hosted by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Ansell counsels senior level executives and front-line managers on how to frame issues and confidently communicate with stakeholders including media, shareholders, regulators, and the general public. In his coaching practice he has trained White House spokespeople and provided counsel to PG&E in the Erin Brockovich case.
Ansell served as senior vice president of Hill and Knowlton, a global PR firm. As a journalist, Ansell was a recipient of the Radio and Television News Directors Association Award for the Most Significant Contribution to the Improvement of News Gathering in the country.
Jessica Chen is founder of Soulcast Media, a premier communications and media agency.
A former award-winning newscaster, Jessica started Soulcast Media to help businesses and individuals in the US and in Asia present their best image to the world. She works with clients on public speaking, confidence building, communications skills, and on-camera content creation.
Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative, and innovative educator and coach.
Matt is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He recently published the third edition of Speaking Up without Freaking Out, a book written to help the millions of people who suffer from anxiety around speaking in public. Matt also developed a software package that provides instant, proscriptive feedback to presenters. Prior to teaching, Matt held senior leadership positions in several leading software companies.
Matt is also cofounder and principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company. Matt has worked with executives to help prepare and present keynote addresses and IPO road shows, conduct media interviews, and deliver TED talks.
Daisy Lovelace, PhD, teaches communication and leadership courses.
Her professional interests include management communication, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, inclusive excellence, leadership, crisis communication, strategic planning, persuasion, and influence.
Lovelace is also a corporate consultant and executive coach. She earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia. She has taught courses at Duke University, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.