Countdown to Stellar Slides: the Upgrade

In about 1 hour, you can learn how to design better presentation slides!

You: a busy academic, scientists, evaluator, or researcher.

Also you: Ready to make compelling, effective slide presentations...but don't know where to start and looking for a super short crash course, because you have like 3,000 other things on your to-do list.

If that sounds like you, then Countdown to Stellar Slides (C2SS) is the perfect course for you to take. C2SS is a super fast 1-hour mini course that shows you how to create better presentations.

That's it! In about 1 hour, you're going to learn:

  • What to do to STOP WASTING YOUR TIME when working on your slides
  • The #1 thing to keep out of your presentations at all costs
  • The problem with slide templates, and HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN STYLE
  • Tech training on how to EDIT THE MASTER SLIDES in powerpoint
  • How to improve your presentation design WORKFLOW to be more efficient with your time
  • How to score high on BATTS (so you don't irritate your audience)
  • Inspiration for how to make compelling slides -- even if they're all (or mostly) text!


Then what are you waiting for?

Sign up now to take this mini course. Your future audience is already thanking you for it.

Your Instructor

Echo Rivera, PhD
Echo Rivera, PhD

You need to make a lasting impact when you present your research and educational information--not hit a dead end with overwhelmed or distracted audiences. I'm here to help you transform your approach to slide-based presentations, so you can make the type of impact you want. My PhD is in community psychology and I have over 12 years of research & evaluation experience. I've tested these strategies on multiple audiences--college students, service providers, non-researchers, academics, scientists, and policymakers--so I know they work across settings. I've led conference workshops on these ideas since 2014, and I'm now bringing the strategies straight to you with my online courses.

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts RIGHT NOW! After you enroll, you will have instant access to all of the lessons included in this course.
How long does this course take?
This course will take you about 1 hour to complete from start to finish. Sweet!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime(ish) access sound? You will have access to this course for as long as the course is hosted online.
What does "upgrade" mean? How is this different than the free version?
There is a free sample of this course that has a few of these lessons. However, the upgrade (paid version) includes the full course, which includes an additional 40 minutes of video and 2 additional worksheets. The free version does not include the tech training videos (editing your Master slides), help with removing text off your slides, additional help with creating a new template, your #1 enemy to slide design, or why/when slide design matters. Plus, the free version is delivered as an email course across 8 days, whereas you get instant access to everything with this upgrade (paid version).
Who is this course for?
This course is for academics, researchers, evaluators, scientists, non-profit service providers/advocates who want to improve their slide-based presentations. This is for people who need to share data-heavy or technical information in ways that help their audience learn that material. This course is not for wall street bankers or people who want to create things like pitch decks to obtain investors.
Is this only for PowerPoint users?
Yes and no. All of the general lessons apply to your slides, regardless of which specific program you use. The 2 tech training videos (about editing the master slides) is in PowerPoint because that's what most of my students use. However, I personally use a Mac and can add a Keynote version if there are requests for it! Email me at if you'd like to have a Keynote version of those tech trainings.
What is the refund policy?
Because you can binge-watch this entire training in about 1 hour, there are no refunds for this course. However, if you're worried about whether you'll like this course then I recommend you take a peek at my blog and YouTube channel to get a sense of my teaching style. If you like that material, you'll LOVE this course: &

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