This presentation course shows you how to prevent audience boredom when you give presentations. This course helps you to understand why most presentations are terrible, boring, and ineffective. You will be able to design a presentation that gets your message across while delighting your audience. Huge bonus of this presentation course: You will learn how to stop inflicting people with "death by PowerPoint." This self-paced course requires no textbook or instructor.
"Thank you so much for your
help with the presentation. Your guidance made all the difference in the
world." -- Travis and Bharath , 1st Place Winners, IEEE R5 Student
Paper Contest, 2002.
If you want audiences to appreciate and understand your presentations, this course is for you.
Approximate study time: 18 hours
Upon completion of this this course, you will:
Know how to give a great presentation.
Be able to connect with your audience.
Understand why most presentations are terrible, boring, and ineffective--and make yours different.
Be able to get your message across to your audience.
Stop inflicting people with "Death by Power
Employ simple strategies to make the presentation process fun and easy, as opposed to the typical high-stress game.
Have to get used to receiving compliments on how good your presentation is.
Be able to use your presentation skills to improve your income, reduce your stress, and enjoy a fuller, more productive life.
Ten reasons to buy this course and know this material:
10. Most people are not skilled presenters--you want to stand out as a skilled presenter.
9. Giving a presentation is, unnecessarily, a major source of stress
for most folks who give presentations.
8. Having this knowledge allows you to focus on your message--rather than
on coping strategies that ultimately undermine you.
7. This course is a lot quicker than sitting through a semester of
6. This course focuses on what you really need to know, in a way you
5. A poor presentation can haunt you for life. A good presentation
improves your image and brings new opportunities.
4. This knowledge helps you make the right decisions and reach the
right people the right way.
3. The right approach to presenting saves time and energy--and
2. By taking this course, you gain insight into specifics of doing
presentations that get good results.
and the number one reason to buy this course and learn
1. You owe it to yourself to know this
information. Why limit yourself to giving a presentation that others dread
hearing as much you dread giving, when this knowledge can make you a compelling,
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
If giving a presentation
makes you nervous, or you put people to sleep when you present to an audience, you need this course.
Presentation skills can boost or kill sales. They can land or lose jobs and promotions. They can lead to deep embarrassment or extreme fulfillment.
This course shows you how to avoid the mistakes so many people make in their presentations. And it shows you how to have an audience eating out of your hand.
You'll avoid common misconceptions, errors, and pitfalls--those audience-boring,
presentation-killing gaffes most presenters make. You'll see how to be a solid presenter, how to keep an audience focused, and how to do all of this with less effort than you probably make now.
The insight and advice have boosted my career, 1.17.2012
Reviewer: Bob Murphy (Trenton, NJ)
The advice in this course runs counter to what I've seen other people do and to what I thought was the way to make a presentation. But since my presentations seemed to flop, I figured I had nothing to lose by trying a different way. The results were stunning. The first time out, people actually sat up straight while I spoke. Putting this to use has really opened new doors of opportunity for me.
Surprisingly helpful, 5.28.2011
Reviewer: Jessica Dawson (San Jose, CA)
I was just looking for something to help me do better in my sales presentations, and for ten bucks I figured maybe there'd be a useful hint or two. This course took me in an entirely different direction from what I expected. It all made sense, the more I thought about it, so I put the ideas to use on a trial basis. Right away, I could tell I was connecting with customers. And my sales have actually gone up. If not for the economy being so rough, sales would be higher; customers tell me they are convinced but need to defer but at least I have pending orders to possibly close next month. Anyhow, the reaction is definitely more positive now.
Helped me understand how to make my presentations count, 4.22.2011
Reviewer: Anne Marlowe (Houston, TX)
I bought this course a couple of years ago, and began making changes right away because it all made so much sense. I've had three promotions and have survived several layoffs. My company is now on the rebound, despite the idiotic policies from Washington that undermine the economy. One reason we have a bright future now, according to my boss, is I am very good at presenting our proposals in a way that is clear and compelling.
Very illuminating, 2.15.2010
Reviewer: Jean Wendt (Janesville, WI)
Really covered the basics of speaking. Everything else I've found is about making PowerPoint slides, which should aid a presentation not try to substitute for it. This briefly touches on ppt tips, but focuses on connecting with the audience, which is the reason for presenting in the first place. This course was worth the money.