Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2014: Conversation with Ellen Finkelstein

Created: Friday, August 29, 2014, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 4:00 am

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Ellen FinkelsteinEllen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, a recognized expert, speaker, trainer, and best-selling author on PowerPoint, presentation skills, and AutoCAD. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, newsletters, and blogs. She just announced the 2014 incarnation of Outstanding Presentations Workshop, her webinar series that allows everyone to learn from renowned presentation experts.

In this conversation, Ellen talks more about this new webinar series.

Geetesh: You have been doing these Outstanding Presentations Workshop webinars for some years now. And you are doing it again this year – tell us what’s new and what has changed?

Ellen: The format is very similar, although we’ll probably be seeing some live video of presenters this year. But we have 6 new presenters. The low price is still the best deal in presentation training around.

The webinars will happen on all Tuesdays starting from September 9, 2014 at 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET and will end on October 28, 2014 (except for October 14). Each webinar will last approximately 1 hour.

Also, each webinar will be recorded so you can view it later (for 1 month after the session). Sign up for the webinars now! You must sign up, even to view the recordings.

new webinar series.

Geetesh: Can you tell us more about your line of speakers this year.

Ellen: Certainly, here are the speakers lined up for this year’s Outstanding Presentations workshops:

  1. Nolan Haims is a PowerPoint MVP and an amazing designer. He’ll be speaking on “Presenting the Story of Your Data.” So, it’s about charts, but the most gorgeous ones you’ve ever seen. And he makes it seem easy.
  2. Greg Owen-Boger and Dale Ludwig are presentation trainers and the authors of a new book, “The Orderly Conversation.” Their topic is “Make It an Orderly Conversation: Challenging Preconceptions about Everyday Business Presentations.” They have practical techniques to help business presenters be more effective.
  3. Nicholas Oulton is the owner of m62, a presentation design company. His topic is “Using Video Technology Effectively to Present and Shorten Sales Cycles.” He’ll be using some amazing live-video technology that you’ve never seen before
  4. Lisa Braithwaite is a public speaking coach and trainer. Her topic is “Tools and tricks for getting your audience’s attention and keeping it.” She’ll give us tips that all presenters can use.
  5. Ken Molay is the founder of Webinar Success so we expect great things from him. He’ll talk on “Wow your audience with a nonlinear presentation.” You’ll get techniques that you can put to use right away.
  6. Ken Molay is the founder of Webinar Success so we expect great things from him. He’ll talk on “Wow your audience with a nonlinear presentation.” You’ll get techniques that you can put to use right away.
  7. Ellen Finkelstein (that’s me) will speak on “13 techniques that will make designing your slides easy.” I’ll provide you with practical techniques that you can use right away to improve the way you design your slides, even if you’re artistically challenged.

Geetesh: What is it that an attendee will take away from these webinar sessions?

Ellen: Attendees will get practical tips and techniques that they can use to make their presentations and webinars more clear, powerful, and persuasive. The speakers cover a wide range of topics, so there will be something for everyone. All of the presenters are well-known in their field, so attendees will be getting the benefit of their knowledge and experience.

Sign up for the webinars now! You must sign up, even to view the recordings.

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