Outstanding Presentations Course and Portal: Conversation with Ellen Finkelstein

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:09 AM IST



Ellen FinkelsteinEllen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and author of several PowerPoint, Flash, and AutoCAD books — she just concluded her 8 series, free webinar series called the Outstanding Presentations Workshop.

In this conversation, Ellen talks more about the concluded webinar series, and how it evolved to the launch of her Outstanding Presentations Course and Portal.

Geetesh: Tell us more about Outstanding Presentations Workshop, your just-concluded series of webinars.

Ellen: The Outstanding Presentations Workshop was an amazing success. We were pleased to attract top speakers from the presentation community and they did an excellent job of explaining the principles of outstanding presentations. The response from participants was wonderful. People said that they now had a completely new way to use PowerPoint in particular and to present in general. They called the speakers “inspiring” and the workshop “a revelation.” Attendees told us they were really thankful for the opportunity to get such high-quality content for free.

Geetesh: There was so much to learn as part of this webinar series – but what happens next. Is there something you plan as a natural extension?

Ellen: The 8 webinar sessions couldn’t cover everything. Near the end of the workshop, we did a survey. One of the questions asked what resources people thought would be helpful. We got many answers but it was clear that systematic training, feedback, and online resources were the most important. So we’ve announced a new Outstanding Presentations Course and Portal that will meet these needs and more. Anyone can read more about it here. We feel that this course is an ideal way to become an outstanding presenter.

Even better, people can hear the last webinar for free, with no registration required. The topic is Slide Design for Non-Designers and this webinar also covers the upcoming course. Look for the webinar recording at the bottom of the page.

Another free resource is my new video, Never Be Caught Unprepared Again. This video is a sneak preview of a form I’ll introduce during the upcoming course that ensures that you’ll be super organized when preparing for your next presentation.

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