The Complete Presentation and Public Speaking Course

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  • INTRODUCTION: Course Outline (One Perfect Presentation Can Change Your Life)
    What this Course Will Teach You (One Speech Can Change Your Life & Many Others!)10:37
    How to Take this Course & How to Use the Attached Presentation Success Journal5:14
    Optional: Why Most Presentations Aren't Effective+Why Your Presentations Will Be20:14
  • ACT 1: AUDIENCE: Identify & Identifying with Your Audience ("The Customer")
    Identifying Your Audience Introduction (What, Why & How of this Section)2:49
    Know Your "Audience (Client)" & Customize Your Presentation for them9:30
    10 Things We Must Understand About Our Audience Before Making the Speech Content16:16
    Journal Exercise #1: Who is the Audience (Customer) + their Characteristics2:13
    Appealing to Emotions9:16
    Examples of Ways to Identify WITH Our Audience15:54
    Journal Exercise #2: Emotions & Experiences to Include in Your Speech0:40
  • ACT 2: PURPOSE: What's the Purpose of Your Speech (Begin with the End Goal)
    What's the Purpose of Your Speech Introduction (What, Why & How of this Section)2:15
    Why a Presentation Is MUCH More Successful If We Begin with The End Goal in Mind12:00
    [Optional] If this Speech Might Help You Get Promoted, then Please Watch this2:20
    Journal Exercise #3: on What is the #1 Goal (Purpose) of your Presentation?2:50
  • ACT 3: CONTENT: Scene 1: How to START Your Presentation
    Creating Content Introduction (What, Why & How of this Section)7:52
    Starting with Thank You (and if there are non English Speakers in the Audience)11:44
    Starting with Inspiration and Motivation4:52
    Starting with a Quote (150 Examples Attached)4:47
    Starting with an Interesting Relevant Fact or Personal Story4:35
    Starting by Asking the Audience a Question (and/or Consider Using Humor)2:59
    Starting by Mentioning an Interesting Historical Event2:57
    Starting by Introducing Yourself6:19
    Starting by Giving an Outline of Your Speech (Best used for Longer Speeches)4:05
    Starting with a Powerful Image7:02
    Starting with a Video13:38
    Starting with a Prop or Item16:25
    Starting with Introducing a Speaker3:58
    Journal Exercise #4: Starting Your Presentation1:28
  • ACT 3: CONTENT: Scene 2: What to Include and How to Structure the Content
    The "C.I.D.E.R." and "SO WHAT" Tests are Crucial When Creating Content…4:41
    Creating CONVINCING Content (The “C” in C.I.D.E.R.)15:06
    Creating INTERESTING Content (The “I” in C.I.D.E.R.)10:41
    Creating DIFFERENT Content (The “D” in C.I.D.E.R.)4:52
    Creating EDUCATIONAL Content (The “E” in C.I.D.E.R.)6:16
    Creating RELEVANT Content (The “R” in C.I.D.E.R.)0:57
    Coming up with Brilliant [Unstructured] Content for Your Presentation9:14
    Journal Exercise #5: Creating the Content (“Let it All Out”).2:12
    Journal Exercise #6: “” Your Brilliant Content6:37
    Themes, Memes and Scenes12:09
    Structuring Your Brilliant Content3:59
    Journal Exercise #7: Structuring and Ordering the Content2:50
  • ACT 3: CONTENT: Scene 3: Beating Writer’s Block & ENDING Your Presentation
    Overcoming “Writer’s Block” (be Creative+Passionate + GENIUS ZONE State of Mind)8:48
    Journal Exercise #8: Beating Writer’s Block3:07
    Introduction to How to End your Speech0:57
    Ending with a Conclusion & Next Steps + Call to Action (“ASK FOR THE BUSINESS”)3:01
    Ending by Saying Thank You and Giving Credit to Others2:36
    Ending with a Quote/Inspirational/Motivational/Thought Provoking Comment/Image1:22
    Journal Exercise #9: Ending Your Presentation10:35
    [Optional] Journal Exercise # 10: Creating a GREAT Title for Your Presentation6:51
  • ACT 3: CONTENT: Scene 4: Getting Feedback & Testing the Presentation Content
    Getting Feedback Using LinkedIn4:11
    How Does Hollywood Get Script Feedback?6:11
    Using and for Feedback2:05
    Journal Exercise #11: Getting Feedback on Your Presentation Content1:49
    Journal Exercise #12: Writing the Final Outline of Your Speech6:19
  • FIRST INTERMISSION: Your 1st Presentation Exercise & Analyzing my TEDx Talk
    First Intermission Introduction1:11
    Presentation Exercise: The 1st of 3 Presentations by You3:14
    Journal Exercise #13: Analyzing & Critiquing Your 1st Intermission Presentation1:42
    Analyzing (and Critiquing) My TEDx Presentation15:59
  • ACT 4: SLIDES: Scene 1: Creating the Slides & Presentation Software Guide
    Creating Slides Introduction (What, Why & How of this Section)9:52
    How We Used PowerPoint to Create the Slides in the Previous Lecture20:09
    What Presentation Software to Use: PowerPoint or Something Else?12:10
    [OPTIONAL] How We Used Keynote to Create the Slides in the Previous Lecture19:07
    SLIDES THAT WORK: Each Slide Needs Some P.I.M.C.O. in Order to Be Effective2:00
    [OPTIONAL] How We Used Google Slides to Create Slides in the Previous Lecture7:13
    SLIDES THAT WORK: P. for Pictures10:22
    [OPTIONAL] How We Used Haiku Deck to Create the Slides in the Previous Lecture9:06
    SLIDES THAT WORK: I. for Inspiration1:44
    [OPTIONAL] How We Used “LibreOffice” to Create Slides in the Previous Lecture2:49
    SLIDES THAT WORK: M. for Minimalism2:51
    [OPTIONAL] How We Used Prezi to Create the Slides in the Previous Lecture8:34
    SLIDES THAT WORK: C. for Consistency5:00
    [OPTIONAL] How We Used Powtoons to Create the Slides in the Previous Lecture23:57
    SLIDES THAT WORK: O. for Original4:34
  • ACT 4: SLIDES: Scene 2: Customizing Images & Adding Music
    Customizing Images with PowerPoint11:14
    Customizing Images/Fonts with Canva.com4:26
    Creating Infographics/Fonts/Images with Piktochart4:36
    Customizing Images with Microsoft Paint (and Screen Recording on Windows)2:57
    Customizing Images with Pixelmaker (Desktop and iPad Versions)6:55
    Customizing Images with Procreate on an iPad2:30
    Customizing Images with Final Cut4:02
    Adding Music5:02
  • ACT 4: SLIDES: Scene 3: Adding Videos/Animation and Other Topics
    Making a Presentation Video + Animation + Adding Pictures + Music from Scratch9:27
    How We Made the Previous Video Presentation Using PowerPoint & Other Resources20:58
    Video + Music + Animations Presentation Example for a Venture Capital Seminar10:51
  • ACT 4: SLIDES: Scene 4: 10 Presentation/Slide Content Case Studies
    Slide Case Study #1: My TEDx Talk Slide Creation Discussion18:39
    Slide Case Study #2: My Animated Intro to Finance Slide Creation Discussion9:14
    Slide Case Study #3: My Animated What Finance Course Slide Creation Discussion15:14
    Slide Case Study #4: My Mandarin (Translation) Slide Promo Creation Discussion4:25
    Slide Case Study #5: My Free Course Promo Architecture Concept Design Discussion5:04
    Slide Case Study #6: Corporate Keynote Software Presentation Slides3:17
    Slide Case Study #7: Venture Capital Conference Presentation Slides Discussion2:23
    Slide Case Study #8: Course Images Simplistic Creation Techniques Discussion8:37
    Slide Case Study #9: Making Powtoons Promo of Entire MBA Course (English+French)7:44
    Slide Case Study #10: Making Videos for Presentations Discussion (Free Course)4:26
    Journal Exercise #14: Creating Your Slides7:01
  • ACT 5: CONFIDENCE: Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking and Presentations
    Confidence & Conquering Fear Introduction (What, Why & How of this Section)3:34
    Creating Off the Charts Confidence by Studying Athletes7:56
    How I Beat My Fear of Public Speaking14:13
    How Warren Buffett Beat His Fear of Public Speaking7:59
  • ACT 6: DELIVERY: Scene 1: Creating the Delivery (from Page to Stage!)
    Creating the Delivery Introduction (What, Why & How of this Section)9:18
    Add (EVEN MORE) Passion (INSPIRE)!4:55
    Adding Structure to Your Delivery (Buys You Time or Let’s You Stay on Track!)5:50
    Why You Shouldn’t Read Your Slides (…too Often)1:42
    Take Many Breaks DURING the Presentation1:42
    Involving the Audience5:21
    Using Humor and Self Deprecation16:37
    Use Simple Words (Cast Your Audience Net Wide)1:08
    Changing Your Tone5:20
    Speed: “Slow down, you movin' too fast / You gotta make the moment last”1:54
    Going Off Script, Being Honest, Sincere and Authentic3:01
    [Optional] Quiz for ACT #6: Scene 1
  • ACT 6: DELIVERY: Scene 2: Body Language
    Creating a First Impression with Body Language0:38
    SMILE : )4:04
    Using Your Hands4:11
    Making Eye Contact (with Almost Everyone if Possible!)1:56
    Move Around a Lot (as Motion Creates Emotion!)6:08
    Dare Yourself to Do Something Radically Different3:05
    Additional Body Language to Avoid1:58
    Great Body Language Case Study0:37
    [OPTIONAL] Quiz for ACT #6 Scene 2
  • SECOND INTERMISSION: Your 2nd Presentation Exercise &Analyzing My Company Speech
    Second Intermission Introduction1:25
    Presentation Exercise: The 2nd of 3 Presentations by You2:23
    Journal Exercise #15: Analyzing & Critiquing Your 2nd Intermission Presentation5:10
    Journal Exercise #16: Let’s Compare Your 1st & Your 2nd Presentation1:08
    Analyzing (and Critiquing) My Company Presentation12:19
  • ACT 7: QUESTIONS: SCENE 1: Q&A +Reading the Audience (Are they Paying Attention)
    Answering Questions +Reading the Audience Intro. (What, Why & How of this Act)3:25
    Q&A "Crutch" Concept Introduction4:08
    Answering QUALITATIVE General Business Questions Using Frameworks3:54
    Answering QUANTITATIVE or Even Finance Questions Using Frameworks7:25
    HELP! How Do You Answer Questions When You Have No Idea! Use this Framework1:32
    Journal Exercise #17: Answer Any Question that You Have No Idea How to Answer0:39
  • ACT 7: QUESTIONS: SCENE 2: Transition Words,Words Not to Use+Words That Buy Time
    Introduction to EVEN MORE Transition Words to Use in the Q&A Session2:41
    Structuring Logic with Transition Words and Words to Use that Will Buy You Time2:36
    Words to Say that Your Audience Will Remember and Appreciate2:59
    Words or Things to Never Say When Answering Questions1:30
    Transition Words to Use When You Want to Politely Disagree With the Question1:13
    Journal Exercise #18: Using Transition Words to Structure Your Logic & Buy Time1:10
  • ACT 7: QUESTIONS: SCENE 3: How to Know What the Next Question is They Will Ask?
    Introduction to How to Know What the Next Question is That They Will Ask You?7:00
    Journal Exercise #19: Answering Questions the Preemptive & Logical Strategic Way0:51
  • ACT 7: QUESTIONS: SCENE 4: Other Important Q&A Strategies to Use When Presenting
    Pulling Out Your “Secret Stealth Slide(s)” Strategy & You'll Look Like a Genius!1:18
    Be Humble and Express Your Shortcomings and What You Learned in the Process1:05
    Include Risks (Counter Points) in Your Answers in Order to Maintain Credibility1:09
    Adding an Interesting Quote to Your Answer or Talk About Successful People2:51
    Since the Audience is the Customer, Ask them if You Answered the Question0:47
    Helping a Nervous Person Finish Asking a Question0:32
    Answering Disastrous PR Questions the Right Way2:57
    How to Get the Audience to Write Down What You Say1:35
    What to Do if the Audience is Bored (During Q&A or During the Presentation)4:28
  • ACT 8: PRACTICE: How to Prepare (and be Aware) for Your Speech
    Practice and Planning Introduction (What, Why & How of this Section)5:52
    Practicing While Looking at the Slides2:26
    Practicing Without Looking at Slides & with a MASSIVE DISTRACTION in Front of U!2:01
    Practicing in Front of Friends/Others (+ YouTube & send to Loved Ones/Mentors)1:55
    Journal Exercise #20: Recording Yourself Practicing and Critiquing it : )0:42
    Go to the Room You Will Presenting in the Day Before You Present and Do this…2:35
    31 CRUCIAL Items to Pack/Bring/Prepare the Day Before Your Speech9:28
    Journal Exercise #21: Your Preparation To Do List for the Few Days Before Speech0:28
    What to Do the Morning of Your Speech1:48
  • ACT 9: APPEARANCE: What to Wear + Eat + Sleep + Get into an Ideal State of Mind
    Your “Appearance” & State of Mind Introduction (What, Why &How of this Section)1:21
    Getting in an Ideal, Confident and Relaxed Peak Mental State (“The Zone”) : )2:28
    How to Know What to Wear3:46
    Nutrition and Rest Before the Presentation1:38
    Professional Newscast Appearance Secrets to Make You Look Less Tired, Better etc3:32
  • ACT 10: POST PRESENTATION TO DO'S: Did You Accomplish Everything? If Not Then...
    Post Presentation To Do’s Introduction (What, Why & How of this Section)1:07
    Thank the Event Organizer and the Administration Staff (If Applicable)1:08
    Follow up with Potential Customers that Approached You After Your Presentation1:45
    Send the Event Organizer Your Slides to Distribute to the Recipients1:02
    Keep USBs in Your Pocket with the Presentation (for HUGE Potential Prospects)1:11
  • ACT 11: 25 Presentation Guides/ 50 Templates / Ideas... (Sorted Alphabetically)
    25 Presentation Guides Introduction (What, Why & How of this ACT)2:42
    Award Speech Guide
    Board Meeting Speech Guide
    Corporate Presentation Guide
    Conference Opening Speech Guide
    Crisis or Delivering Bad News Speech Guide
    Customers Presentation to Guide
    Condolences or Eulogy Speech Guide
    Graduation Keynote Speech Guide
    Graduation Speech I Gave in May of 2017 @ San Francisco State University17:33
    Group Presentation Speech Guide
    Guest Lecturing/Teaching Speech Guide
    Introduce a Speaker Guide
    Job Interview Speech Guide
    MC / Moderator Speech Guide
    Motivating Speech for Sports+Companies+Charities etc Guide
    Panel Speech Guide
    Raising $ / Discussing a Business Model Speech Guide
    Retiring from (or Leaving) the Company Speech Guide
    Sales Speech Guide
    Skype/Other Online Presentations Guide
    Surprise…“Can You Say a Few Words [No Preparation!]” Guide
    TEDx Talk Speech Guide
    Toasting Speech Guide
    Wedding (Bride or Groom) Speech Guide
    Wedding (Maid of Honor or Best Man) Speech Guide
    Wedding (Parent/Family Member/Friend) Speech Guide
  • THIRD INTERMISSION: Your 3rd and Final Presentation Exercise
    Third Intermission Introduction0:40
    Presentation Exercise: The 3rd of 3 Presentations by You1:37
    Journal Exercise #22: Analyzing & Critiquing Your 3rd Intermission Presentation4:17
    Journal Exercise #23: Let’s Compare Your 2nd & Your 3rd Presentation0:54
  • ACT 12: Additional Resources
    Additional Resources Introduction1:14
    150 Quotes to Use in Your Speech
    Documentary on How the Trailer Promo Video Was Made for this Course1:20
    All 100+ Downloadable Slide Templates & Course Resources
  • Conclusion / Epilogue (Congratulations!)
    Congratulations & Conclusion (…You Will Never Be the Same!)7:33
  • Optional Bonus Lecture: YOU 2.0
    YOU 2.0! Introducing You for Your Nobel Prize Speech1:09

From Page to Stage: Learn Everything You Need to Know About Giving a Great Speech

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Chris Haroun is an award-winning business school professor, venture capitalist, MBA graduate from Columbia University and former Goldman Sachs employee. He has raised/managed over $1bn in his career. He also has work experience at hedge fund giant Citadel, consulting firm Accenture, and several firms that he has started, including an investment firm that had a venture capital / private investment in Facebook several years before the Facebook IPO. He is currently a venture partner at a prominent San Francisco Bay Area technology venture capital firm and writes several articles per week in Inc. magazine

Chris is the author of "101 Crucial Lessons They Don't Teach You In Business School. " Forbes recently called this book '1 of 6 books that all entrepreneurs must read right now'.

He is also the author of "The Ultimate Practical Business Manual: Everything You Need to Know About Business (from Launching a Company to Taking it Public)", and 6 other business books.

Chris is also a frequent guest lecturer at several Bay Area business schools including Berkeley and Stanford. He has written numerous articles and has been interviewed in Forbes, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wired Magazine, AlleyWatch and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) which is Hong Kong's oldest and sole public service broadcaster. He has his own entrepreneurship column in Inc. magazine.

He has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Management Information Systems and International Business from McGill University where he is a McGill University Dobson Fellow. He has founded several companies, including his most recent company, BusinessCareerCoaching and he serves on the boards of several Bay Area technology companies and charities and he lives in Hillsborough, California.


Giving a perfect speech or presentation can change your life and the lives of countless others. In this comprehensive course, you'll learn how to give great speeches for business and personal presentations. Through exercises, examples, and templates to help you work smarter (not harder), this enjoyable course can give you a huge leg up on your peers.

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