Enrollment to Captivate with Stellar Slides is currently closed because I'm enrolling students into the next cohort of Blast Off to Stellar Slides. Come check out that course instead. Enrollment into Captivate will open again in late May 2019.
When was the last time someone in your audience said your presentation was so ENTHRALLING that they DIDN'T EVEN CHECK Twitter?
(And when was the last time YOU took a webinar training was so enthralling, YOU didn't even check Twitter, Facebook, etc?)
If you said, "lol what? never?!"
...then this training is for you!
Captivate with Stellar Slides is a 3-part training series that shows you how to design presentations that are engaging and effective.
! This is NOT *just* a course about slide design !
This is a program about how to COMMUNICATE academic, scientific, and research data EFFECTIVELY, when you happen to be using slides.
just 4 hours, you will know exactly how to apply evidence-based
communication strategies to design presentations in ways that:
☑️ Ensure you don't waste any more time on outdated, ineffective, gimicky slide design tricks.
☑️ Give the immediate impression that your information is modern and worth paying attention to.
☑️ Increase the likelihood that ANY audience you present to will pay attention to, understand, remember, and use your info.
👉 Question for you: Do you feel like you achieve those goals right now?
If you said anything other than a resounding "HECK YES I DO" then keep reading, because it's time for you to join this new movement to end #DEATHBYPOWERPOINT . 👇📣 This is the professional development course that will help you get heard and make an impact.
I first came across Dr. Rivera's resources several months ago and was immediately impressed with her research-driven, practical, and effective techniques, as well as her engaging delivery style. As the training and technical assistance provider for a statewide initiative, I asked Dr. Rivera to deliver two webinar trainings on how to design effective presentations for our grantees. She did a fantastic job conveying the information in a clear and enthusiastic manner. We received so much positive feedback from grantees.
AMANDA RYDER, CONSULTANT, JSI Healthy Communities
(live workshop participant)
And transform them into engaging slideshows that look like this >>
Here's what's waiting for you inside the course...
☑️ 3 pre-recorded workshops with built-in engagement activities (about 3.5 hours total)
☑️ Custom handouts for each workshop (not just a printout of the slides!) + answer key.
☑️ Bonus material,
including how to add logos/branding to slides and a blueprint to make
redesigning your slide decks manageable and less overwhelming.
☑️ Long-term access to all materials (for as long as the course is available, which will be AT LEAST 12 months).
“This is one of the best and most useful workshops
on presentations that I have been to. Echo started with tools that
everyone has at their disposal and showed us how to use them to best
- Live workshop participant
COURSE OBJECTIVES & OUTLINE
After completing the series, you will know how to design presentations with technical or complex info in ways that:
[STEP 1] Effective presentation foundations: How to set yourself up for success for any presentation
[STEP 2] Resonate with your audience: How to choose the right amount of text per slide and use visuals to make a lasting impact
[STEP 3] Tell your unique data story: My 4-step universal framework for presenting your data effectively
There's a short welcome section to complete. This includes info about the course structure and how to use this platform, my contact information, and important info about the copyright and license for the course.
Then it's time to start the first workshop!
You begin by downloading the custom handout so you can take notes. Then, watch the full length video which is about 66 minutes long + you'll want to add some time to do the activities throughout the workshop (about 75 minutes total). If you missed anything while taking notes, don't worry: You have the answer key waiting for you!
After the first workshop, you'll know the foundational elements that will help you create an effective presentation no matter what. You'll also know how to design your slide text beautifully so it doesn't feel like a wall of boring text.
After the first workshop, you repeat the same process for the second workshop: (1) download the handout, (2) watch the video & participate in the activities, and (3) check out the answer key in case you missed anything.
After the second workshop, you'll know the EASY ways to reduce the amount of text on your slides. You'll also know my MOST SECRET strategy to hook your audience from start to finish. Plus, you'll know why you've struggled to find the "perfect" photo in the past (and a new way to find photos). Finally, you'll know how to format your visuals so they're effective instead of just being "meh."
And then you'll be ready for the third workshop, which is focused entirely on how to present your data effectively. Like before, there's a handout and answer key. The activities take a little longer, so you'll want to reserve about 1.5 hours to complete this one.
After the third workshop, you'll know the 4-step framework to help you present ANY data in an engaging, effective way. You will also have had a chance to practice these strategies through the activities.
...Because you might still be wondering how to break down everything you've learned into manageable pieces. How can you take smaller steps to apply everything you've learned?
That's why I created the bonus "Blueprint for change" mini-section. It's a short video + handout that gives you a system for applying Captivate with Stellar Slides in steps.
When you finish this mini-section, you'll feel less overwhelmed and more prepared to tackle your presentation transformation in a manageable way, based on your available resources and time.
Aaaaaand you have three more bonus videos you can watch, because I couldn't stop myself.
One of the most common questions or barriers that people have is how to still use things like references/citations, logos, and other elements in their slides in a way that aligns with what you learn in the workshops. So, I created a bonus video that explains exactly how to do that.
Plus, I created 2 bonus slide makeovers, because slide makeovers are fun!
And, I've included a few short notes about what you can do after you've finished CWSS.
Goodness. You really are covered from start to finish (and beyond). So, what are you waiting for?
And THAT'S how you're going to learn EXACTLY how to take your slides that look like this >>
And transform them into engaging slideshows that look like this >>
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.