Presentation Zen and Art of 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.

Learn from anywhere on your schedule

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

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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 : Product Storytelling

■ How Stories Influences everyday choices
■ The power of stories in business/product Leadership
■ Using the structure to build the story

Facilitators

Prof. Pinkesh Shah

Sr.Faculty,
School of Product Management

Prof. Rakesh Godhwani

Adjunct Professor,
IIM Bangalore

Prof. Pinkesh had a number of leadership roles in Silicon Valley technology firms including Global VP of Product Management responsible for the Risk and Compliance portfolio of products at McAfee, Inc., and Chief Security Architect & Director of Products at NetIQ. Prof. Shah is on the board of several technology startups.

Prof. Shah brings his vast industry experience and deep knowledge of product strategy, product leadership mindsets and skill sets, marketing and management into his sessions.

Prof. Rakesh has 20+ year of experience. He started his career in corporate and after that he took Plunnge from the corporate world in 2008 to follow his passion of teaching and writing. He has authored 4 books so far.

HIs Specialties: Charismatic Leadership & Communication, Persuasion and influencing, academic administration, designing Online Courses and learning programs, high performance coaching, setting up and running alumni organizations, fund raising for causes, creating ecosystems, building teams.

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