The aim of these workshops is to build confidence and be able to produce amazing looking but, crucially, effective presentations, in a variety of styles depending on how important the presentation is and how much time you have.
Everything in this hands-on training is based on the research into multimedia communication, and how to get your key messages to stay in the minds of your audience: how to make your message stick. No gimmicks, just achievable ideas and techniques which work.
The course usually runs from 10:00 - 4:30 but this can be adapted to suit. The morning session covers the golden rules of creating presentations, finding amazing images without breaking copyright laws or spending any money, and creating PowerPoint Presentations in three different styles. The three styles vary in complexity and flexibility so you can choose which to use for a given presentation.
The afternoon introduces Prezi (a zooming presentation tool), covers when and when not to use it, and how to use it most effectively. The final section of the day centres around researching presentations, delivering talks and teaching, and conquering nerves.
When running this workshop in-house for organisations it is tailored to suit your requirements, and your template and branding guidelines will be used in the examples.
View a (very!) stripped down excerpt of the materials here. Other versions of this training I've done have included a version adapted for school libraries, a version with a more technical emphasis on PowerPoint, and versions which spend more time on Prezi.
I have also adapted this training for the online environment, running it via Webinar software.