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Creating Visual Presentations


Steps to Becoming a Powerful Visual Storyteller

How many times have you walked into a room to see the first slide of a presentation projected on the screen — and you instantly dread the forthcoming meeting? And what’s worse than feeling that way when it’s your own presentation that is about to start!

When most people develop a presentation, they typically use standard templates, include too many slides, or build presentations around visual aids that are word-heavy or excessively complex.

Certainly you’ve heard the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words."

The truth is that when you use simple, compelling images to support your presentation, your audience can better understand your message.

In this practical webinar, you’ll learn how to use visuals to boost your ability to get your message heard and why less really is more. 

What You Will Learn

When your slides are made up of intricate charts, detailed graphs, and blocks of text, your audience is likely to spend their time reading the slides instead of listening to you. On the other hand, when you use lots of different colors, animations, and fonts, your slides will appear complex and often confusing.

In both cases, you’re likely to lose your audience instead of conveying the information you intend.

The bottom line is that simple and engaging visuals help you create a positive connection with your audience. This webinar will show you how to build and deliver your message with visuals, including:

  • Tips for presenting information visually: The picture superiority effect 
  • Understanding the 3 types of presentations
  • Creating detailed leave behinds & the "2-in-1 Deck"
  • Proven strategies for reducing slide text
  • Avoiding the bullet point trap through “chunking"
  • Graphic layout principles and the power of negative space
  • Using black slides to emphasize your message
  • The power of Presenter view

Register today and discover ways to deliver your story using powerful visuals so that your audience can better grasp the message you're communicating.

How You Will Benefit

After completing this course, you will:

  • Understand how slide design improves presentation effectiveness
  • Apply techniques to give slides a professional appearance
  • Incorporate visual design principles that maximize comprehension

How Do AMA Webinars Work?

AMA Webinars provide you with a cost-effective and convenient way to boost your know-how. You can participate in the comfort of your home or office without the need for travel costs and time.

Because the webinar is live, you can ask our expert questions via online chat during the program. In addition, we will be sending you pre-work approximately one day before the program date via email. Please register early to get these materials which will help guide your learning process!

In addition, paid registrants will have a single-user license to access a recorded archive of the program for a full year. 

Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a one-to-one learning experience for an individual and are not designed to be viewed in a group setting. Program access is available only via the MYAMA account of the registered attendee.

This webinar offers continuing education credits to registered participants. To qualify for CEU credits, you must register for and attend the live event using your individual log-in ID for the full 90 minutes and participate in all of the polling exercises. Archived/On Demand webinars do not qualify for CEUs.

About the Presenters

Nolan Haims has more than 20 years of experience in the field of visual communications, helping organizations and individuals show up differently and tell better stories with fewer words. Most recently he was a Vice President and Director of Presentation for Edelman, assisting the world's largest public relations company win multi-million dollar pitches by communicating more visually. As a designer and art director, he has created high-end presentations, keynote addresses and pitches for Fortune 500 CEOs, leading financial institutions, top foundations and all the major television networks. He is a highly regarded speaker at national conferences and writes extensively on visual storytelling. For more information, visit:


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