3.4 Guest expert on user experience: Jasmine Andrews

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3.4 Guest expert on user experience: Jasmine Andrews

You will learn to enhance user experience through good information and document design.

Jasmine Andrews has a background in Digital Strategy, Training Development, Technical Writing and as a Content Specialist, her experience lends itself perfectly to helping us gain a better understanding of how to create worksheets, booklets and course webpages that are easy to navigate, interpret and ultimately learn from.   As usual, we also answered all the questions from the live round of the Intensive Course.

Why even the best content is useless if the UX and UI aren’t right

Video:  80 MIN

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Fancy working with Jasmine?

Jasmine has a Digital Strategy Review service whereby she performs a holistic review of your whole digital presence; social media strategy, content strategy and how your website is structured. You get two 30 minute sessions, a full report and in the future there will be a membership site where you can learn to implement her findings. Click on this link to find out more.

3.1 Structuring your presentations

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3.1 Structuring your presentations

Learn how to pique your clients interest and hold their attention right to the end of your presentation, rather than have them drop off out of boredom.

It's not just about having an introduction and a conclusion, it's about setting up the learning experience so your clients are engaged, inspired and motivated to get to the end of your presentation - and a lot of that, is not about whether you're a born entertainer...

In fact, changing up the structure, can help you avoid telling your clients things they already know, wasting their time and generally making them wonder why they're even working with you. Even with exactly the same content, the way you structure the lead in and the wrap up can have completely the opposite effect on your clients.

Lesson 3.1 is the lesson that specifically deals with how to structure presentations that work, but if you're looking for general tips on how to make webinars, tutorials or any kind of presentation engaging, check out the Pre-Reading task.

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Video:  10 MIN


Supplementary Materials

If you didn't have time for this one in the last lesson, please do come on the journey of how I learnt the importance of Benjamin Franklin's famous quote: 'Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn'. It's the living demonstration of the technique I teach you in this portion of the course.

How to teach an old dog new tricks.

This article is now called "Is 'Learning Styles' a myth that has finally been debunked?" and discusses not only learning styles, but also the power of scaffolding the learning experience.

BONUS! Live Masterclass - The Language for Quality Learning Experiences

Join us for a live Masterclass that Maria delivered for Round 2 of Jay Crisp Crow's 2019 copywriting course - Crisp Copy. Maria takes you through, in detail, the 7 core sections that every presentation should include, if you want your clients to learn something, and walk away ready to take action with their new knowledge.

0.00-2.22: Introduction and how the Masterclass will work

2.23-5.39: How much do you already know about what language is important when building out the sections of your presentations? How much is enough/too much? What order should the sections be in? What about outcomes or objectives - are they important? Are you teaching or curating?

05.40-8.59: What happens when the language you use is 'off'? Detailed examples of what happens when

09.00 - 10.34: What happens when the language is structured well and chosen carefully?

10.35-11.47: The Activity: the 7 sections of a presentation that will be a quality learning experience: Why they're important, How you apply those ideas to your presentation or course.

11.48-14.24: What is the 'right' language? Structure, systems, Bloom's Taxonomy.

14.25-17.12: Section 1: Pre-test. The importance of finding your learners' pre-existing knowledge.

17.13: Section 2: Motivate. Using pain and gain points, showing the consequences of applying or not applying the knowledge they're about to learn.

19.33-21.34: Section 3: Outline: The importance of learners knowing what journey they're going on in your presentation. The magical number of bull.

21.35 Section 4-22.49: Theory: How much is too much? How to know exactly how much theory to give, to ensure they've got enough but are not overwhelmed.

22.50-24.50: Section 5: Demonstration: Using real life examples to really drive your theory home.

24.50-26.55: Section 6: Action: Getting your learners to APPLY their new knowledge, not just digest it. More on how to know how much to give your learners in any one presentation.

26.55-28.55: Section 7: Reflection: using the Pre-test to really cement how much your learners have learnt during the session.

28.55-32.47: Final thoughts: wrapping it all up, based on age old quotes from Benjamin Franklin and Khalil Gibran. Using action based outcomes, using questions instead of lecturing, and the time it takes to create a quality learning experience.

32.48-37.00: What's next? A simple solution for structuring all your presentations, and how that formula can spell out a range of offerings all based on your core knowledge and skills.

37.00-39.00: The importance of offering support: (group or one to one) when creating an online course, library or learning experience.

3.0 Introduction

Introduction to Developing Ninja Delivery Skills

Before you start anything, if you have 2 minutes, check out this video ... no one wants to be the Dander 500 guy... right? The presenter who makes everyone fall asleep, snigger under their breath or walk away warning others not to waste their time with you.... This short course is going to show you how to avoid being that presenter!   Video used with permission from the gorgeous guys at brainrules.net

Death By PowerPoint

What will you learn?

In this module we're going to discuss how to create and deliver content that engages, inspires and motivates your clients. The introductory module is an overview of why it's not just about having a killer personality when it comes to delivering a presentation that knocks your audience's socks off. 

Please note that you may have already seen these introductory materials on the course home page. If so, skip straight to Lesson 3.1 Structure.  

Please note that originally the FOUNDATIONS Level was an e-Course; therefore in the tutorials I may refer to Courses as 'Modules', and 'weeks' of the course, which refer to the 4 different Courses that are now housed in the FOUNDATIONS Level.

When you're done promising yourself you'll never be the Dander 500 guy, please start here.

Video:  5 MIN

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Supplementary Materials

Articles that will help you become a better presenter and facilitator of learning, by learning techniques that will help you engage, inspire and motivate your audience. These supplementary materials are also listed within each of the Lessons in this Course.

Death by Powerpoint

Otherwise known as the 'if you don't want to be the Dander 500 guy' video... Used with permission from the gorgeous guys at brainrules.net

How to teach an old dog new tricks.

Now called "Is 'Learning Styles' a myth that has finally been debunked? this article not only addresses that question, but also the power of scaffolding the learning experience.

Life after Death by Powerpoint 2012 by Don McMillan.

It's an oldie but a goodie! Essentially Lesson 3.2 in one short, funny video - if he didn't do this video so well, it would have been the way I presented mine!

How body language shapes who you are.

Amy Cuddy is a renowned social psychologist famous for research on body language and non verbal communication - this video is specifically about how body language can change who you are. Powerful stuff.

What really happens when you try to take professional videos. 

It's really not as simple as it appears when you see that 3 minute polished video. Here's an insight into what REALLY happens behind the scenes.

The power of demonstrating.

The power of demonstrating, not just explaining, as explained by one of my clients. My hope is that you too are learning about best practice teaching and learning techniques by experiencing them in this course.

7 Body language habits for effective leaders.

This video again, is powerful stuff. A short summary of body language for leaders, it's an interesting watch - even after all the years of studying this stuff I still learnt something new watching it!