- Making Presentations That Change Minds

When: Mon February 25, 2013 6:00 pm


Location: Campus, 500 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118


Making Presentations That Change Minds

Instructor: Adam Sigel

Everyone knows what boring PowerPoint slides look like, since 99% of all slides are boring. But like many things, creating amazing presentations is a skill that can be taught. Whether you're completely new to presentation design or you find yourself continually assembling medicore presentations, you can learn just a few pro tips to start creating mind-blowing presentations in no time. 

Instructor Adam Sigel will provide an overview of lessons from presentation greats including Jobs, Kawasaki, and Godin, and discuss visual elements including white space, charts, photos, fonts, and color. In the interactive portion of the course, you'll have some fun with AutoShapes, movie quotes, and explore some charting techniques.

At the end of the course, students will have a new appreciation for PowerPoint, the value of communications, and the art of great presentation, and will also walk away with a take home PowerPoint "cheat sheet" with all the best PowerPoint hacks. Students should bring a laptop with PowerPoint pre-installed.

What You'll Learn:

  • Foundations for effective communication
  • How to design great, memorable presentations
  • All the PowerPoint tips and tricks

About the Instructor

Adam Sigel is a Program Manager at MyEnergy. Before that, he made a living marrying content and delivery as a corporate communications consultant. At one point Adam had 3 versions of PowerPoint installed on his computer and Keynote on his Mac, iPad, and iPhone: no sane person would do this unless they cared desperately about presentation design. He wants to help you tell your story so you can win business, gain customers, attract capital, solicit sponsors, bring awareness, and generate buzz. If you hang around him long enough, he will inevitably bring up how smart his dog is. In his spare time, Adam enjoys drumming, baking, and relating things back to The Wire.