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Presentation skills are critical to success in nearly every occupation. Learn how to design presentations that will hold people's attention, present your ideas with confidence, and engage an audience by presenting well‐organized material in an understandable format.
Learn to be confident when presenting.
Establish credibility as a speaker.
Create professional and engaging PowerPoint presentations.
Learn practical strategies that can help you confidently deliver an outstanding speech or presentation.
1h 3m • COURSE
Establishing Credibility as a Speaker with Laura Bergells
Learn how to develop your personal credibility as a speaker—and quickly establish that you're a person who's worth listening to.
32m 38s • COURSE
Creating and Giving Business Presentations with Tatiana Kolovou
Learn the fundamentals of preparing for and delivering a compelling business presentation.
1h 8m • 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
PowerPoint: Silicon Valley Presentation Secrets with Jole Simmons
Learn how to create dazzling and effective PowerPoint presentations. Pick up slide design techniques used by presentation designers at cutting-edge Silicon Valley companies.
1h 2m • COURSE
You'll learn presentation skills with these experts.
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.
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.
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.
Jole Simmons is a presentation and multimedia designer focused on making the world a more beautiful place.Always a doodler in class, Jole has had an eye for design since his early days. After graduating from Hampton University, he moved back to Silver Spring, MD and started working for newspapers and advertising agencies, honing his marketing and design skills along the way. Years later, he found himself doing more and more PowerPoint and Keynote presentations, and decided to embark on a career as a presentation specialist. He later moved to the Bay Area and started working on presentations for large companies like Facebook, Google, Skype, Microsoft, YouTube, Gap, and Salesforce. He currently lives in Oakland, CA and has an amazing daughter named Mia.