The quickest way to sum of my site is this:
I can't wait to make you an AWESOME PRESENTER!
Academics, evaluators, scientists, and researchers are all struggling with a shared problem:
Most of our presentations fail to make an impact
And it's not your fault. There are many reasons for this problem, like that we:
Don't have a lot of time to spend creating presentations and haven't found enough efficient strategies to speed the process up.
Don't get trained on effective communication in grad school, so we just replicate what others do (not realizing that most people use ineffective strategies)
Aren't sure exactly what to do or can't spend time sorting through the never-ending stream of "tips" and "tricks" and "hacks" to find out what actually works.
And there's tons more reasons, but who wants to dwell on problems? By now you're probably wondering who I am, and how I can help you.
Hello there. I'm Dr. Echo Rivera: Evaluator/Researcher by day and owner of Creative Research Communications, LLC by evenings & weekends. My PhD is in community psychology, and I've delivered about 100 or so (I've lost count, honestly) presentations in the last decade.
Like you, I noticed that way too many presentations in our field were boring or confusing. Yet, I knew that they were spending a lot of time on their slides. So, then why were they still so off target?
Luckily, the answer wasn't too complex: Most people simply don't know what to do, and they can't waste time trying to figure out--they have other important things to do.
I finally decided that I wasn't willing to stand by anymore and that I had to do something about it. People were wasting time all around me, and still not achieving the impact they wanted. To me, it's a social justice issue. We're trying to make the world a more equitable place, and I want to help this work get shared more broadly and effectively.
So I set about creating a website full of free resources. I blog and draw comics/illustrations, create free email courses, and host free webinars. For those who want to become and astronomically excellent communicator, I also created an online professional course, Blast Off to Stellar Slides.
I want my resources to be as fun, visual, creative, and engaging as I want your presentations to be.
If you're ready to create more effective presentations, then how does this sound:
I can make you a better presenter in just 1 week.
How? With my FREE email course, Countdown to Stellar Slides. Give me 1 week to send some lessons (including videos and worksheets!) to your inbox.
In this FREE course, you'll learn:
- TALKING POINTS on why effective communication is important (VIDEO)
- The power of VISUALS in your presentations
- How to AVOID YOUR #1 ENEMY (2 VIDEOS)
- Which common myths about effective presenting you need to UNLEARN
- The REASON your slides still aren't awesome, even after trying (VIDEO)
- A presentation WORKFLOW that keeps you efficient