Presentation Zen and Storytelling

3 Weeks Live sessions | 4th Weekend Campus Immersion

The course on Presentation Zen goes into a deep dive, experiential way of learning presentation dynamics and goes beyond the techniques of presenting into the actual story telling format for delivering any message to any audience. The course will discuss narrative and the visual design strategies that clarify the role of the presenter and the presentation, giving a cohesive overview of how they interact. Framework and best practices on storytelling that leads to compelling visual presentations that stay in the memory will be discussed. Students will receive guidance on how to choose a story for a particular situation model that will enable and ensure commercial success of their product.

Understand the visual elements of a compelling presentation including text, graphics and data

Learn best practices and interactive coaching on delivering pitches

Discover how the art of storytelling can be used to motivate, influence and capture people's' imaginations

Learn the secret of connecting with your listeners

Develop critical credibility enhancers during presentations

Learn new age visual tools and techniques to captivate insights

Learn how to build instant rapport with your audience and turn them into your advocates

Acquire an in depth knowledge of what constitutes Executive Presence

Build skills in framing ideas and messaging

Why this Bootcamp

Work 1:1 with a Mentor

We pair you with a mentor who has extensive professional and academic knowledge of the field. You’ll have one-on-one conversations with him or her, and receive useful feedback on improving your work.

Learn from Anywhere, On Your Schedule

Each week, you’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, slideshows and projects through our online platform – available to access at any time. Scheduling time for a mentoring session is just as flexible.

We’ll Keep You Engaged

Our mentors are here to keep you motivated, answer questions, provide feedback, and help deepen your understanding of essential tools and techniques.

See What You'll Learn

The course will discuss narrative and the visual design strategies that clarify the role of the presenter and the presentation, giving a cohesive overview of how they interact. Framework and best practices on storytelling that leads to compelling visual presentations that stay in the memory will be discussed. Students will receive guidance on how to choose a story for a particular situation model that will enable and ensure commercial success of their product. Students will learn to master the art of creating and delivering persuasive presentations aimed at tackling minds, creating retention and motivating your audience.
The module on Executive Presence will enable students to understand the underlying factors in creating a leadership impact. The sessions will help students learn tools and techniques to enhance their presentations skills, body language and build confidence which is necessary for an Executive Presence.

Unit 1 : Presentation Zen

■ Movement
■ Persona
■ Storytelling
■ Design and delivery

■ Breaking 10 Myths of presentations and best practices of awesome presentations

Unit 2-Advanced Presentations

■ Hook
■ Look and book principle
■ Misconception about making connections

■ Presenting bad news
■ Presenting to a hostile audience and Handling tough Q&A

Unit 3 - Executive Presence I

■ Origin and importance of EI ■ EI competencies ■ Personal Competencies ■ Social Competencies

■ Gravitas
■ Gravitas blunders
■ How to deepen Gravitas

Unit 4 – Executive Presence II

■ Appearance and Communication ■ Ability to read an audience ■ Humor ■ Banter and body language

Unit 5 : Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

■ Risks
■ Assumptions and Hypothesis
■ Experiments and POC vs Prototypes vs MVP vs Pilot

“For anyone working in an area with a user interface component, this 4-Week Bootcamp gives an excellent introduction to why UX research and design is important – actually, essential. It gives insight into what the UX researcher/designer does and how their work brings value to the process and product. It also promotes a user focused mindset that is a valuable trait for anyone in the project team.”

Rajeev Mohan

Delivery lead, Accenture

Facilitators

Prof. Pinkesh Shah

Sr.Faculty,
School of Product Management

A Silicon Valley Executive who has been a Product Management Executive for the last 14 years. Guest faculty at several B-schools like IIM Bangalore, Amsterdam University etc.
Specialties : Product and Business Line Management with P&L Responsibility, New Product Development, New Product Launch Product management, product strategy, packaging.

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