5 Reasons you should come to #StellarSlidesin5


Do you want to become a more effective and engaging presenter? 

You know: create lectures that keep your students' attention the whole time and increase the likelihood that they'll learn & remember the material. Or conference presentations that demonstrate your professionalism and skills. You get the point. 

If you said yes, then you do not want to miss #StellarSlidesin5. 


#StellarSlidesin5 is the biggest FREE training event that I've ever put together and it's going to be AWESOME. 

If you hear "big" and think "that's a lot of work" then you'd be wrong. KEEP. READING.

#StellarSlidesin5 is over and the replays are gone. Want in on my next training event? Sign up for the Communication Café newseltter!

Here are the top 5 reasons you should come to #StellarSlidesin5. The live videos were the week of August 13th 2018, and the replays were taken down September 15th 2018.

1. It's going to be FUN. 

Maybe you hear 5 days of training and think... 

"ugh, my brain is dead. I can't do any more learning." 

"Thanks but no thanks, I want to enjoy the rest of my summer and not want some boring webinar." 

"Webinars are terrible and I won't watch them unless I absolutely HAVE to." 

And...I totally get that. Let me give some reassurance.

Remember: I train people on how to create effective presentations...which means I need to practice what I preach. I spend A LOT of time on these and strive to make them fun, lighthearted, and engaging. 


The first four days are just small, brownbag style meetings. Yes, I'll have a slide deck to share, because I want to show you what you can do with great slides. Ultimately, this is going to be informal, casual, and full of jokes/cute pics. 


Still hesitant, because you've had such a bad experience with webinars? Here is what people JUST LIKE YOU said the last time I did this webinar. 

These are quotes from people who attended the webinar that will be on Friday. It's my most popular (free) webinar because people learn a lot of actionable strategies they can start doing RIGHT AWAY. 


The first 4-days are LESS than 30-minutes that you can fit in when taking a break, eating a late breakfast, or eating lunch (depending on your time zone). The last day is a webinar that that includes a Q&A session, so it's about 1.5 hours.


2. You will walk away with actionable strategies. 

If you haven't taken professional development training on presentation design before, then I guarantee that you will learn a ton of strategies and ideas that will help you improve your slides IMMEDIATELY. 

We're going to cover concrete skills (like what fonts, alignments, etc to use), and other things like what software do I recommend you use to create AMAZING presentations that WOW your audience (and which ones I recommend you avoid. The answer might surprise you.  


I am not exaggerating. As soon as I say my final "have a good day, thanks again for coming" you will be able to open up your slide software and improve your presentation. 

3. Watch on your own schedule! 

These are replay videos, so you can choose exactly when to watch them...as long as you do it before they disappear on September 15, 2018.  

4. You need it. 

Look. Let's be real. If you haven't taken formal training in effective presentation design or development then you need it. If you've just been using PowerPoint or Keynote for years, and/or had your advisor/instructor/colleagues tell you a few tips...then you need to take real training. 

There are SO MANY myths out there about effective presenting, like:

  • Use as few slides as possible

  • Use bullet points

  • Any visual is better than no visual

  • Don't write a script and don't practice "too much"

  • A font size smaller than 30 is acceptable

  • Limit your use of animations

  • Sometimes, design can get in the way of (or distract you from) being professional

  • and more!


If you believe ANY of those, then sign up RIGHT NOW. Because, #StellarSlidesin5 covers the attitude, knowledge, and skills you need to start creating better presentations immediately. 

Oh, and if you've read my blog, watched my videos, or taken my courses: AWESOME! You still need this training to take it to the next level :) 

5. Um...it's FREE.

All 5 days in #StellarSlidesin5 is provided at NO COST. Where else can you get that much helpful, actionable training for free? The answer is NOWHERE. 

If you're thinking: "Well if it's free, then it can't be that good." then that's wrong, too. 

I am able to provide this for free because, after seeing how AMAZING my free content is...my hope is that some will start to wonder what they could achieve if they invested just a little bit more into their own professional development. After all, one purpose of this week is to get you EXCITED about presentation design and help you decide whether you want to invest in additional training or not. 

And, if that happens to be you, then #StellarSlidesin5 is the event that leads up to the open enrollment period for my online professional development course, Blast Off to Stellar Slides

But that's not the focus of the event: My main purpose is to just get people creating better presentations, because I'm personally sick and tired of #DeathByPowerpoint.