Captivate with Stellar Slides

3 workshops + 4 hours = Everything you need to know to transform your standard slides into captivating slideshows.

If you’re like most academics, researchers and evaluators…you were expected to learn effective presenting through osmosis.

(No wonder so many presentations we give are confusing, boring, or overwhelming)


What if you learned exactly how to transform your STANDARD SLIDES into CAPTIVATING SLIDESHOWS in less than a day? 😍

Here's what's waiting for you.

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.

At this point, you'll have all the knowledge you need to completely transform your presentations into ENGAGING MASTERPIECES...but I didn't stop there.

...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?

In about 4 hours, you could learn how to take your slides that look like this >>

And transform them into engaging slideshows that look like this >>


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

  Blueprint for change: A system to apply everything you've learned step by step
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll! You will have access to all course materials for as long as this course is publicly available, which will be at least 12 months. If the course is ever discontinued, you will have at least 30 days notice.
What is the refund policy?
You will have access to all training materials and, therefore, there is no "returnable" product per se. However, if within 21 days of your enrollment you watch less than 50% of workshop 1 (Foundations) and 0% of workshops 2 & 3 and are unhappy with the training, you will receive a full refund.
Who is this course for?
If you deliver slide-based presentations to adults (in-person or via webinar/video), then Captivate with Stellar Slides will work for you. This program was made for college/university professors and instructors (adjunct, associate, tenure-track, non-tenure track, etc); grad students and folks on the job market; program evaluators; social science and STEM researchers; service provides who train others; progressive political groups and social justice advocates; #withaphd and #altac folks who create presentations, and similar.
How long does this course take?
The entire course is about 4 hours. The core workshop series is 3 hours and 15 minutes (plus the time you take to complete the short activities). The bonus videos are about 25 minutes.
Can we use this for group training? Can I take this information and then train others?
Your enrollment includes a SINGLE license only. That means this is for one person, and one person only. Sharing login details with others, showing this in a group setting, or sharing the content in any other way (e.g., one person watches it, then trains remaining staff on the content) is in conflict with these copyright terms. BUT, don't worry--there's another option! If you are interested in group training, then we can totally work something else out. Simply email me at echo@echorivera.com.

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