1. It’s not enough just to come up with great ideas. You also must be able to present them extremely well so your audience has their own "Aha" moment.
2. A lot of presentation training is designed for the person giving a keynote address from stage in a large auditorium—think TED talk.
3. But most of us are creating something very different: strategy reports, research summaries, business proposals, training documents, and the like.
4. And these slide decks have different challenges: being engaging while covering more content AND being extra clear since you won't always be there to narrate.
Ace the Deck walks you through a proven, step-by-step process for building compelling, professional presentations. At the end you will know EXACTLY what to do first, second, third and be able to start right away with ALL THREE components you need:
Learn how to use storyboarding—the method used by the world’s largest management consulting firms and Fortune 500 companies—to structure your content so it's highly compelling.
Visual polish goes a long way in establishing the credibility of your ideas. Learn to design visually attractive, professional-looking slides—whether you consider yourself artistically inclined or not!
Discover the secrets to delivering your presentation in a way that fully engages your audience with your ideas so they leave energized and ready to take the next steps you want them to.
I have a passion for equipping people to bring their ideas to life in presentations! I've given highly-rated presentation training to professionals around the world from executives and managers to analysts, consultants, and students.
And I've been in your shoes! In my 15+ year career in strategy consulting and marketing, I've had to create a multitude of clear and compelling presentations to help senior executives make better decisions. I understand first-hand the challenges of building presentations when the stakes are high!
I hold an MBA from Yale University and a BA summa cum laude from Gordon College.
Unlimited access to five modules containing 24 video lessons (about six hours of content) so you can work completely at your own pace and review material anytime you like
A complete set of downloadable worksheets and checklists you can use over and over again to help structure your work while releasing your creativity
A more efficient process: avoid common time-wasters and get to the best possible outcome with the best use of your time
Confidence that your presentations will be more persuasive, engaging, and influential
Limited-time offer for the beta online version of my highly-rated, live class
8 monthly payments
instead of one up-front payment
OFF MONTHLY or ONE-TIME
Group pricing for 3+ people in the same organization; non-profit discounts
Sign up to receive the first module of the course absolutely free!
"I thought you might like to know that I gave a very similar (although not identical) talk to the one you helped me with at a scientific meeting this past week. I received a number of compliments from strangers and walked away with the $1k prize for best oral presentation of the meeting. Not too shabby! :) Thanks again for your help with this talk, it was really a wonderful experience!"
This course is specifically designed for individuals who create presentation documents that must also be easily understood as standalone reference documents, whether or not the author is orally presenting to their audience.
Examples of these types of presentations include decks for business meetings, consulting reports, strategy reports, training materials, sales decks, research reports, lecture materials, and conference breakout session materials.
If you need to create slides to support delivery of a keynote address or similar style
presentation, you will likely find value in this course, but there are training materials available from other sources that are more directly suited to your context.
This course is designed to be software agnostic. Because Ace the Deck teaches you a process for creating and delivering compelling presentations, the principles and steps are applicable regardless of the software tool you use.
This also means that Ace the Deck is NOT a tutorial in how to use the features and functions of a particular software program. If you would like to build proficiency in a specific presentation software, there are many other online resources available.
When you sign up for Ace the Deck you receive lifetime access to the full program, including all 24 video lessons covering how to storyboard your content, how to design professional looking slides, and how to engage your audience with your delivery.
Your lifetime access also includes the full set of downloadable worksheets and checklists that help you structure your work and release your creativity, as well as access to any future updates and enhancements to the program.
100% of course content is accessible as soon as you register for the program—that means you don’t have to wait to dive in at your own pace!
Ace the Deck includes about six hours of recorded lesson content, in addition to the accompanying worksheets and checklists. Since you have immediate and lifetime access to all content as soon as you register, you can choose to work through the material over several weeks or to immerse yourself in a shorter time. Your choice!
To make your investment as affordable and easy as possible, I have set up an option to pay in a payment plan. Or you can elect to pay in full and save some $$.
If you are on a payment plan, you agree to make all payments you have committed to. If investing in this program will create hardship, please don’t do it.
Keep in mind that this program truly is an investment, which means if you do the work, you’ll get a return. What you’ll learn shows you exactly how to get a better return on the time you spend creating presentations, so you can expand your influence and positively impact your career.
I am 100% committed to giving you tools and strategies that set you up for success, and I’m not happy if you’re not happy. If you’re on the fence about purchasing Ace the Deck, then I want to give you every chance to move forward with absolute confidence. That’s why I’m giving you a full 30 days to go through the program, follow the simple step-by-step presentation building process, and see for yourself how amazing it feels to create a presentation that powerfully communicates your ideas.
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase, but I also want you to give your best effort to apply all the strategies in the course. If you do the work and implement the process, and you still don’t feel I delivered on my promise, please let me know. In order to qualify for a refund you must fill out a refund questionnaire and submit proof you did the work and it did not work for you.