10 Best Presentation Courses You Can’t Miss (2017 Guide)
It’s hard to chose presentation courses.
You know, quality training materials that will help YOU stand out, influence, and most importantly, get you more of what YOU want (like confidence, sales, or even fundraising for your startup).
There are a lot of options out there, and the truth is, that’s not always a good thing.
That’s why I have created this guide of the best online presentation skills training courses. Yes, after spending hours researching and reviewing the materials, I have shortlisted the top 10 courses that will help you improve your presentation skills, and most importantly, get the results you’re after.
I’ll also share with you a ridiculously simple strategy you can use to dramatically ease up the course choosing process (I’ll come to it in just a moment).
But first, let’s take a look at the presentation skills training courses we’ve got for you today:
Best Presentation Courses in 2017
Would you like to learn more about these presentation training courses and see how they can help you get more of what you want?
If yes, buckle up my friend and let’s take that ride together !
The one little thing you should start with
Like I said earlier, there’s one thing I want you to do before checking out the materials. It’s going to help you assess if the courses are a good fit for you – or not.
Determine why you want to take an online presentation skills training course, answering the two questions below.
Write down your answers.
The point of investing in a course is to give you a transformation. Basically, to get you from A (your current situation) to B (your ideal situation).
If you can’t name WHAT you’re after and WHY you’re after it, you won’t be able to identify what you need to get there.
It’s that simple.
So take a few minutes to do this, and I guarantee you’ll be far more knowledgeable – and successful – than 90% of all the other marketers out there.
With that said, let’s dive right in.
Quick jump to boxes:
I want to…
Tell me if this sounds familiar:
“How do all these people with new businesses get others to buy from them so quickly?”
“There are folks who need my help but I don’t know what do to so they instantly see that they need me…”
“Our company has solid products but people go on your website and end up leaving without buying anything…”
Buinesses routinely lose customers because their copywriting sucks (but that’s great news and I’ll tell you why in a few seconds):
Here’s another one:
Snap! Take a look at this one:
Now, let me ask you a question:
Do you understand what all these consultants are doing, specifically?
Could you explain – with your own words – what these companies are doing to your best friend?
NO. YOU COULDN’T.
That’s why their copy sucks.
Copywriting is about getting information into someone’s brain that gets them hungry to buy.
Copywriting is about convincing people to buy from you using your words – on a brochure, a website, a sales deck, or even in a video.
With smoking hot copy, you can prompt people to take action, like….
Subscribing to your services:
And much more !
What makes copywriting so powerful is the incredible number of things you can do with it: sales pages, email marketing, web content, pitch decks, video scripts….
All of these are made of… words.
And those who master the power of copywriting know how to use the right words to rouse interest, crush objections, activate the purchasing triggers of their target customers.
Why most marketing is garbage (and how to fix it)
Here’s the good news for you:
Most businesses don’t seem to know any of this (Hence the consultant website screenshots I showed you earlier).
They’re doing deadly, stupid mistakes that cost ’em a lot of money.
I want to share these mistakes with you today.
They are coming straight out from the Advanced Copywriting Course, which I’ll be taking about in a moment. If you apply them, you’ll basically install a whole new mindset in your marketing brain.
Tattoo this on your forehead:
People don’t care about you, they care about themselves, and about what you can do for them (more on that right here).
Nobody cares about your “family owned” business , “20 years of experience” or “fully licensed” services.
Solve your customer’s most burning problems and get them the results they’re after.
Mistake #2: Irrelevant benefits
Yes, you should link features with benefits… that your customers actually want.
I know what you think:
“Well that’s obvious, Clemence.”
(My answer: If it was, everyone would do it)
Let’s get specific and take a look at an example:
Imagine being 30 pounds overweight.
You have low energy and you’re pretty unhealthy. You’ve tried many times on dieting and you always give up… You’re getting heavier and heavier each month.
You’ve stumbled upon two health related product websites.
One is owned by Billy, the other by Clemence (AKA me).
Here’s what you can read on Billy’s website:
(This, my friend, is boring like a 3-star holiday inn)
Then you’re heading to Clemence’s home page and start reading…
Who are you more tempted to buy from?
Mistake #3: Not specific enough
Tangible, reference-based copy works way better than bold statements no one can relate to.
Yes, numbers are your friend:
A: Get a ripped body fast
B: I’ll get you a year’s worth of results in just 60 days.
A: How to improve your finance quickly and claim back your freedom
B: The 3-step process to reducing 2,000 from credit card debt in 2 weeks or less
Which of these hooks sound more specific to you?
Every time you’re writing, BE ULTRA SPECIFIC and tie your copy to real, tangible benefits your customers want.
Are you selling solid products or services you’re proud of and want to promote them through your website, sales pages, emails or even presentations?
If yes, keep reading.
No matter where you are in business, this copywriting course will teach you everything you need to know to write great copy that seduces customers and help you sell more.
It’s a skill you will then be able to apply on ALL your marketing materials – much beyond presentations.
You see, to write compelling copy… you need to understand your customer’s pain points and problems as well as uncover their dreams and desires. You need to identify what really matters to them, so you can build trust, and write problem-solving, profitable copy faster.
The Advanced Copywriting Strategies course teaches you how to do that.
A step-by-step, 124-lecture copywriting program to rapidly write crazy good sales copy and turn more leads into buyers.
Small business owners
Actionable methods to write copy for your products/services such as:
How to uncover what your reader wants before writing a single world
Step-by-step strategies to helping customers “realize” why they need your product
How to write sales pages that attract your ideal buyers (and repel those tire-kickers who’ll never buy from you)
Fill-in-the-blank templates, scripts and formulas for sales pages, product descriptions and much more
Getting your message across is basically transferring information from brain A (yours) to a multiple set of other brains (your audience’s) in a way that engages and gets remembered.
The thing is…. it’s HARD to get remembered:
What should you focus on (aren’t there so many things you just want to tell them?)
How do you find out what trully matter to your audience?
How do you craft a compelling story that moves and engages them?
Seth Godin, your instructor.
A 40-minute crash-course that will rewire your brain (really), teach you how to engage with your audience and impact others with your presentations.
Anyone who uses Powerpoint or Keynote to make presentations. At work, at school, on stage or in a meeting.
The four, essential elements of a persuasive slide deck (free preview)
How to create compelling slides that that get your message across, influence, drive action, and move your audience from skeptical to committed in the shortest amount of time.
Essential principles and concepts that will move you towards subtle shifts in mindset, and transformed the way you think – and use – presentations in the future.
TJ Walker, your instructor.
A 1 hour business presentation course that will reveal you the secrets behind pitches that win new businesses.
Sales reps, business developers and marketers
Executive presentation skills training strategies and techniques to help you give a new business pitch that closes more deals
The most common blunders most people make in new business pitches – and how to avoid them
Rehearse presentations effectively on video
Advanced PowerPoint is a 7-hour speed training course that teaches you a simple, repeatable process to build presentations in a fraction of the time it would have previously taken you.…. and actually spend your time on more strategic tasks that allow you to move up the value chain.
People who use PowerPoint in their daily job and find that the slides they build require a huge amount of time, energy and frustration to build, update and edit.
Microsoft Office/PC users
How to spend less time formatting. About 40% of people’s time in PowerPoint is currently wasted on repetitive formatting and alignment tasks… The course will teach you how to eliminate many of these.
Exactly how to use your keyboard so you can increase your productivity, speed up your editing tasks and help you build the muscle memory so that it sticks.
How to make better decisions on the front end of your deck so that your slides are easy to update and manage when things change…as they always do.
Dozen of Powerpoint sample slides, tutorials, customizations, and more !
A 3.5 hour presentation design course that teaches you how to build Keynote presentations for work, school, online videos or personal projects.
Mac Keynote users
50 snack-sized lessons that teach you how to design compelling slides with text, images and shapes.
How to add video or audio, and animate your presentations
Edit themes, create your owns from scratch, and more
It’s easy to dream about performing a deal-closing investor pitch – but it’s darn hard to actually do it.
Getting out there and giving your best shot to try to convince investors to give you money.
How do you actually get started?
Raising funds often starts with a potent, hyper-lucractive idea…
But you’d be so wrong to think that’s the only reason.
Because the truth, my friend, is that it doesn’t just take a nice, profitable business idea.
Those successful entrepreneurs didn’t just google “how to make a good investor pitch?” (If only we could trust what we find on internet…)
And even if you find good to great blog posts or videos telling you how to make a good pitch, now what? Would you actually know…
What works and what doesn’t?
The well-guarded secrets behind crafting an irresistible message and softly getting it across you audience?
How to enter the mind of an investor – and how to address his doubts, burning questions and dreams?
The exact slides to include in your deck, or which points to hit during the actual pitch?
The problem is, most online “experts”, bloggers and entrepreneurs never tell you what to do.
They’re pushing basic, shallow advice like “you only need 10 slides in your pitch deck” (oh, great thanks). The kind of tips that are missleading and don’t give you the key to actually raising funds for your company.
You deserve more than that.
A 3.5 hour course thats helps you build a solid investor pitch deck to raise money for your startup.
Entrepreneurs and those seeking to raise money or gain support
Those interested in learning about how investors think and act
How to put together the building blocks of a winning pitch deck, slide-by-slide.
Revealed! Wondering what happens on “the other side of the table”?
This section pulls back the curtain on how to think though the lens of investors and understand what they’re looking for in the deals they invest in (Hint: you’ll hear it from a real VC).
Practical advice to tackle the actual presentation like a pro (what you should do, common mistakes and how to avoid them) … The mental checklist of all the points you need to hit during the pitch, even if you have zero experience presenting to an investor.
Best practices, frameworks, and insights to leapfrog the competition and give you a serious advantage in raising funding.
ALERT! Free online presentation skills training.
This 1 hour course teaches you how to craft a solid elevator pitch – basically a hook designed to quickly get people interested in what you’ve got to say – so you can make a great impression or win more business.
People interested in learning how to craft – and deliver – their message more effectively
The mindset and elements behind great elevator pitches, and how to use them to your advantage
How to rapidly create a pitch that works for you, no matter your goals or your audience
After doing this course, you’ll have a full understanding of how to build and deliver an attention-grabbing pitch that gets your message across, every single time
Every day, we are involved in situations where we have persuade, inform, or motivate others.
Persuade… a prospect that your product will solve his burning problem (or the hiring manager that you’re the right fit for this job).
Inform… your boss that Q4 results exceeded the targets (or that you failed at converting more leads into customers last week).
Motivate… co-workers to build new processes that’ll increase productivity at work (or your kids to exercise and eat right).
Each of those moments is an interaction that requires us to impact with our words, voice, and postures, while being able to manage our emotions and nerves.
And that’s why speaking with confidence is important.
It helps you grab – and keep – the attention of your audience, engage with them and convey your message with maximum impact.
Nathan Roberson, your instructor.
A fun and unconventional 2 hour course that teaches you how to speak with confidence, find your style and make an awesome impression.
Total beginners who want to learn how to do public speaking.
Experienced folks looking for new, fresh ideas to shine in public.
The essential techniques and tricks to build the foundation of good public speaking, and go from noob to good, fast.
Understand who you are and how to inject your style into your public speaking so you connect with people and win engagement.
Ideas, strategies and tips you can pull from advanced public speaking forms to level yourself up to expert status, and go from great to awesome.
And more !
TJ Walker, your instructor.
A solid 1.5 hour executive public speaking training course that teaches you how to become confident and captivating in front of an audience.
Everyone looking to level up its public speaking skills
Those whose jobs requires to frequently get up in front of people and talk
How to reach your goals, in every single presentation
How to craft compelling stories
Strategies to cain 100% confidence by rehearsing your presentation the RIGHT way.
Jason Teteak, your instructor.
A 2-hour online public speaking course that shows you how to give a more compelling lecture, generate excitement and enthusiasm… even if your topics are boring or you’re not confident when speaking in public.
In this advanced public skills training course, you’ll learn ways and strategies to show confidence – no matter how nervous you are and what your presentation personality is (hint: there are four of those).
27 greatly detailed techniques you’ve never heard of to communicate more effectively every time you’re in front of your audience trying to get your message across, so they can get the things you know are so important (including how to connect with your students, captivate them right off the bat, get them to feel safe with you, or convince with your voice)
Exact illustrations of every thing you should do (things to say, how to use your tone, position your body, or even how to use notes to engage and excite your audience
And much more
Here’s the summary of the selected presentation courses
What you’ll learn
Advanced Copywriting Strategies (Editor’s Choice)
How to write effective copy to convert more prospects into customers (Yes, copywriting is about writing in a way that convinces people to buy from, and then apply that skill to your sales presentations, flyers, web pages, and more)
How to save a huge amount of time using PowerPoint, while building solid slides that impress.
How to master Keynote so you can design creative, slick slides for your personal projects.
How to craft memorable presentations that enroll your audience members in a journey with you.
How to deliver an irresistible, deal-closing business presentation to your prospects.
The Best Startup Pitch Deck – How To Raise Raise Venture Capital (Editor’s Choice)
How to make a winning investor pitch that maximizes your chances of raising money.
How to perform attention-grabbing pitches that get your message across and make a fantastic impression, every single time (FREE).
How to speak in public with confidence and level yourself up to expert at breakneck speed.
Public Speaking: You Can be a Great Speaker within 24 Hours (Editor’s Choice)
How to become a more effective speaker, no matter what is your role: small meeting to business pitch or national television.
How to give a deliver a lecture that generates excitement and engagement.
A quick insight about investing in yourself (and an unbeatable guarantee)…
There’s one thing successful people do:
…not only in real estate.
…not only in companies.
They invest in themselves.
No one ever said it was easy.
It’s actually HARD…
…bcause it’s much easier to sit there and:
consume information, read blog post after blog post
say “I’ll do this some day”
find excuses about why it works for others and not for you (“oh, but this doesn’t work in my industry”)
If you’ve decided you want to learn something new, let me tell you one thing:
That’s awesome and you should be proud.
To move forward, you have two choices:
1) Learn how to do it yourself
2) Hire the best experts to coach you (AKA read books, take trainings and online courses)
When you wanna learn something, you have to pay a price.
It’s either money, time, or energy.
And no one else but you can chose.
(Ask yourself: How bad do you want it? Is this really a priority to you?)
Commitment is what separates wannabes from pros.