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PresentationNext, hosted by Rick Altman

One-day skills workshop, limited to 35 attendees
Presented in English with French translation available

Coming to Montreal, Jun 1, 2017

Ask us about it  •   Reserve your seat today

PresentationNext, hosted by Rick Altman
One-day skills workshop, limited to 35 attendees
Presented in English with French translation available

Coming to Montreal, Jun 1, 2017
Ask us about itReserve your seat today

Give him one day…

…and you’ll come away with an
entirely different perspective on
the meaning of a good presentation

Your livelihood is presentations. Like the one your boss gave you that is due yesterday, or the 90-slide deck that looks like hell, or the one with more pies than a bakery, or the one that came from four different authors with five different color schemes. We won’t even talk about the one with spirals and boomerangs.

Organizations finally get it: effective presentation content cannot be taken for granted. They can't send someone out to represent them with an hour of PowerPoint training. The bar is much higher now, so it's your turn—it is more vital and urgent than ever that you hone your skills.

Sign up for Rick Altman’s one-day workshop and never look at a presentation project the same way again. Whether you are the presentation designer, the content manager, the PowerPoint user, the presenter, or (most likely) some combination of all four, these seminars will open your eyes to entirely new strategies and techniques to help you do your job better, faster, and with more satisfaction. Join us and you will find:

  • Practical and relevant advice for day-to-day slide creators
  • Cutting-edge techniques to maximize understanding and productivity
  • Clear and lucid advice on slide design for those who do not have graphic design backgrounds
  • Specific strategies and tactics for crafting better messages and for speaking before audiences.

Complete information about this workshop is all below. Give him a day. He’ll give you back a whole lot more.

Any industry, any position

Training, sales, administrative, human resources, education, team leader, middle manager, executive — if you are creating presentation content, you can probably be doing it better, and we will provide insight into the three main tenets of presentation crafting:

Message & Design

Most people handle messaging backward: they focus on their own virtues without showing regard for the audience’s interested and concerns. And few who come to presentation do so from a background in the arts. Yet we are asked to design presentations, often on a daily basis.

PowerPoint Technique

There are few truly advanced PowerPoint users, but that is not because the program is exceptionally difficult; just the opposite. The software is so easy to start using that few people go below the surface to learn the program’s finer points. You will on June 1.

Delivery

You do not have to have been born to speak in public in order to become better at it. There are tangible skills and physical behaviors you can employ to help you become more comfortable before an audience.

Should you attend?

This one-day workshop is for those who owe their professional livelihoods to the crafting, design, and/or delivery of presentation material. These seminars are for you if...

  • You struggle with devising the best way to define your message
  • You suspect there is a more efficient way to design your slide decks
  • You are uncertain how to balance your message with the data you need to provide
  • Core competency with the software seems to elude you
  • The mechanics of driving PowerPoint frustrate you
  • The specter of delivering a presentation sets you on edge

If you are in any of these categories, you will find enormous value in joining us in Montreal this June. This seminar is your unique opportunity to become extraordinary in your presentation work.

These seminars are conducted presentation-style — meticulously prepared and professionally paced so users of all levels can follow. While most of our patrons identify themselves as no longer beginners, we regularly get a handful of brand new users, whom we welcome.

Patrons are welcome to bring their notebook computers to follow along, as well as recording devices for personal and non-commercial use. Furthermore, we encourage you to send your files to us ahead of time so that we might be able to include them in our curriculum as a makeover or a point of discussion. That type of work is normally billed in the low four figures, but it would be done as part of this workshop at no extra charge.

PresentationNext, hosted by Rick Altman

One-day skills workshop, limited to 35 attendees
Presented in English with French translation available

Coming to Montreal, Jun 1, 2017

Ask us about it  •   Reserve your seat today

PresentationNext, hosted by Rick Altman
One-day skills workshop, limited to 35 attendees
Presented in English with French translation available

Coming to Montreal, Jun 1, 2017
Ask us about itReserve your seat today

Workshop Agenda and Topics

Morning

Afternoon

Blended into each of these sessions is generous Q&A time, with French translation available. And whenever possible, we will create examples from work submitted by workshop attendees. You will be out by 4:00p.

Takeaways

Here is what you will take away and be able to implement right away:

  • Why so many well-intended presenters do not connect with their audience and what they can do to solve this.
  • How the conventional way that many companies tell their story in a presentation might be the exact wrong way to do it.
  • The simple principles of slide design that all content creators can adopt, even if they have no background in the arts.
  • The incredible power of motion and animation and the important responsibility it holds for the presenter.
  • How to use PowerPoint’s tools to best define, distinguish, and highlight the important points that presenters need to make.
  • The power of templates and layouts and the value of managing multiple layouts in a presentation file.
  • The commands and the program shortcuts that truly do save time and effort, and the ones that are just a waste.
  • The specific tactics and behaviors that all presenters can employ, even if they have no natural affinity for working in public.
  • How to resist the eye candy and silly toys that are responsible for Death by PowerPoint millions of times each day.

PresentationNext, hosted by Rick Altman

One-day skills workshop, limited to 35 attendees
Presented in English with French translation available

Coming to Montreal, Jun 1, 2017

Ask us about it  •   Reserve your seat today

PresentationNext, hosted by Rick Altman
One-day skills workshop, limited to 35 attendees
Presented in English with French translation available

Coming to Montreal, Jun 1, 2017
Ask us about itReserve your seat today

Pricing

Admission for the full day of seminars costs $325 USD (approx 425 CAD). The registration fee is payable by check, credit card, or PayPal. Included with admission:

  • Six meaty and robust topics, professionally-paced and delivered by one of the foremost experts in presentation design, content creation, and delivery
  • A comprehensive printed guide to accompany the topics covered
  • Complimentary electronic copy of Rick Altman’s book with the outrageous title
  • Access to a private website full of finished work, examples, and practice files
  • Opportunity to submit slides for review, critique, and possible makeover. Everyone who submits slides will receive, at a minimum, an appraisal via email or telephone.
  • Email follow-up with the seminar leader on any of the topics covered
  • A nicely-catered lunch

Seating is limited to 35 people, on a first-come, first-served basis. Group discounts from the same organization begin at four people.


CANCELLATIONS: 80% refund given if cancellation is received in writing more than 14 days before event; 40% refund if between 7 and 14 days before event; no refund within 7 days of event. Substitutes always welcome.

Rick Altman

Rick has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. His common-sense approach and pragmatic advice resonate throughout the professional community.

Altman came to presentations through graphic design and electronic publishing. He claims to have invented desktop publishing back in 1982 and can show a galley sheet of type that was produced by connecting his Osborne 1 computer to a typesetter across town with a 300-baud modem (that cost $800).

An avid sportsman, he was not a good enough tennis player to make it onto the professional tour. All the rest of this has been his Plan B…

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Join us in Montreal on June 1!

Ask us about it  •   Reserve your seat today

Join us in Montreal on June 1!

Ask us about itReserve your seat today