Transforming Presentation Slides

In this era of infinite content, cutting through clutter to provide a clear and engaging message sets you apart. However, the majority of slides in technical presentations fail to focus and engage the audience. Instead, the barrage of words and bullet points act as a barrier to the audience’s understanding and don’t support the presenter’s main point.

In this dynamic three and a half hour course, workshop participants will walk away with better strategies for creating presentation slides. These strategies, backed by extensive cognitive science research, will transform how technical presenters think about their work and the message they have to share.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss a strategy for designing slides that lends clarity to complex information
  2. Craft concise messages to support your main point on each slide
  3. Reduce clutter on slides that distracts from the main takeaway
  4. Assess strategies to direct the audience’s attention to meaning in data and other visuals
  5. Segment your content to share a digestible amount of content with your audience without overwhelming them
  6. See demonstrations of how to create better slides found in every presentation, such as title slides, introduction slides, agenda slides, and conclusion slides

Prior to the workshop, participants will be asked to identify a presentation they’ve given or are planning to give, and to bring the slides for that talk to the course on a laptop.

Length: 3.5 Hours

Class size: 15

Cost: Email or call for pricing


This course is taught in partnership between Lighthouse Communications and Christine Haas Consulting, LLC.