Guided self-study course to create more effective PowerPoint presentations

Is this course right for you? It is if you agree with most of these statements:

  • You are a business professional who is required to create PowerPoint presentations reporting on the analysis of financial, operational, marketing or customer service data
  • You have trouble getting the executives to understand and act upon the key messages in your presentations
  • You get lots of questions when you present and decisions routinely get delayed due to requests for more analysis
  • You feel like it is important to include all the data in your presentation so they can see how thorough you have been and you can answer any question they may have
  • Most of your slides are spreadsheets or text heavy, with only a few graphs or diagrams
  • You know you could advance in your career if you could create more effective, impactful presentations
  • You are ready to make the needed changes and open to ideas that have been proven to work for professionals like yourself

If you are still reading, you’ve already identified that you will benefit tremendously from this course. You want to improve your presentations and need a guide to help you. That’s what this course is all about.

Here’s what you’ll get when you take the course:

  • A copy of my book Present It So They Get It in PDF format. This book gives you the details of my RAPIDS process for planning your presentation so it has a clear message and focused content. Click here to find out more about the book.
  • A copy of my book Select Effective Visuals in PDF format. This book explains a structured approach to selecting the right visual for each message a business presenter would have to present. It has 192 color examples of 66 different visuals. Click here to find out more about the book.
  • All five of my Implementation Guides in PDF format. The more than 160 pages give you detailed how-to instructions for creating effective visuals, the ones you see in the Select Effective Visuals book. Click here to find out more about these guides.
  • Specific instructions on what to read from each book in an order that guides you through the steps you need to learn to create better presentations. For each section, you also get links to articles and other resources to refer to for additional depth on that topic.
  • Over seven hours of videos: Video segments from live sessions and 9 bonus video tutorials on creating visuals in PowerPoint. You see me present these ideas to reinforce what you have read.

Does this information help business professionals like yourself? The companies who keep hiring me over and over again to conduct customized workshops sure think so. I work for some of the largest companies in North America. The executives want their staff to create more effective presentations so decisions can be made faster and with greater insight. This course can give you these same valuable ideas.

Could you get these ideas by just buying my books and reading articles on my website? Not likely. This course guides you through the ideas and provides hours of video instruction that you can’t get any other way. If you aren’t part of a corporation who will bring me in for a customized workshop, this is your best alternative.

What happens when you make a dramatic improvement in your presentations? Your career takes off. You get asked to present to the top executives and the C-level. You become known as the “go-to” person for high-stakes presentations. This course is the best way to shorten your learning curve and become the presenter you know you can be. At only $199, it may be the best investment you can make in your career success.

Who shouldn’t take this course? If you are looking for personal help on your presentation, this course does not provide any interaction with me. If you want help with a specific presentation, contact one of the presentation designers listed at the bottom of this page. If you want to learn design principles and high-end design of presentations, this is not the course for you. I am not a designer and focus on real-world techniques that busy professionals can use to create effective presentations in a corporate setting. If you want to learn how to design a fancy keynote style or TED talk style presentation, this is not the course you should buy. My focus is on internal presentations and some external presentations to focused prospects or customers. I don’t teach about large conference style speeches.

Click on the button below to see the overview of the course and check out the list of all of the content you get when you take this course. Then register and start your journey to learning how to create presentations that have a clear message, focused content, and effective visuals.

Class Curriculum

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  Module 1: Insights from Audiences
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  Module 2: A Strategic approach to presentations
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  Module 4: Slide Design
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Your Instructor

Dave Paradi
Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi of has been recognized by the media and his clients as a presentation expert. He has authored eight books and four Kindle e-books on effective PowerPoint presentations. Dave is one of only sixteen people in North America to be recognized by Microsoft with the PowerPoint Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the PowerPoint presentation community. His ideas have appeared in publications around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.