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Executive Communication and Storytelling with PowerPoint

No matter what topic you're given, you'll be able to confidently build corporate and consulting slide decks that are guaranteed to hit the mark, just like McKinsey, BCG & Bain.

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Persuasive communication with PowerPoint is a career cheat code in the corporate world

PowerPoint is the universally accepted tool for corporate communication -- every corporate role uses PowerPoint for projects, presentations or reporting.

But you probably haven't been taught how to build PowerPoint presentations properly.

This means that all of your talent and hard work is obscured behind messy and ineffective PowerPoint slides.

Top strategy consulting firms know this.

Firms like McKinsey put their staff through rigorous bootcamps where they learn how to craft compelling PowerPoint slide decks.

They use these decks to demonstrate their rigorous thinking, build close relationships with senior executives, and inspire change in their audience.

And now you can learn this skillset too.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

Confidently build slide decks that always hit the mark
You'll have a structured slide building process that you can use for any corporate slide deck.
Build close relationships and influence senior executives
You'll learn how to cut through the noise, communicate clearly, and persuade executive audiences.
Deliver high quality work and get on the career fast-track
You'll build a reputation as somebody who always delivers work of the highest standard.

Learn the simple, repeatable science behind building the perfect slide deck every time

Yes, this is an online PowerPoint course. But I will not teach you how to use the PowerPoint ribbon menu, how to format shapes, or any other PowerPoint functionality.

Instead, you’ll learn something much more important...

I'll teach you the simple, repeatable science behind building the perfect corporate or consulting slide deck. Plus, I'll also share tools and templates that you can start using today.

You'll have the complete slide-building toolkit, just like strategy consultants at McKinsey, BCG, and Bain.

And, no matter what problem or topic you're given, you'll be able to confidently build killer slide decks that are guaranteed to hit the mark.

So you'll never worry about building slide decks again. In fact, you could build a reputation as somebody that gets results with clear, persuasive, executive-ready slide decks.

What's covered in the course?

By Monday morning, you will be able to:

  • Structure slide decks like a top-tier consultant. Master the universal structure of any strategy consulting slide deck using Minto's "Pyramid Principle".
  • Craft a bulletproof storyline and argument. Understand how to craft a persuasive storyline using inductive logic, deductive logic, and the SCR structure.
  • Use blueprints to build slides better and faster. Build slide decks using the "table principle" and build a database of slide blueprints for your back pocket.
  • Always choose the best chart or visualization. Effortlessly choose the most compelling chart for your data, and present it clearly and persuasively.
  • Write compelling slide text is sharp and punchy. Avoid common slide text mistakes and ensure that your text effectively supports your visualizations.
  • Ensure that your slides have consultant-level flow. Apply the common ways to improve flow across slides, so your reader effortlessly follows your thinking.

The course syllabus covers theory... but is also full of practical examples

Chapter 1: Structuring Your Slide Deck


Understanding the three main sections of a slide deck

2 mins


Applying the Pyramid Principle

McKinsey Example

4 mins


Crafting inductive and deductive arguments

4 mins


Applying the MECE principle

Worked Example

12 mins


Mastering the universal slide deck structure

3 mins

Chapter 2: Crafting Your Slide Deck's Storyline


Setting the objective of your slide deck

2 mins


Writing and positioning an SCR storyline

NASA Example

8 mins

Chapter 3: Building Individual Slides


Understanding the Golden Rule of slide building

BCG Example

5 mins


Writing compelling action titles

McKinsey Example

5 mins


Mastering the 6 most common slide layouts

Bain Example

8 mins

Chapter 4: Charting & Visualizations


Choosing the most appropriate chart for your data

Decision Tree

5 mins


Applying best practices for charting


8 mins


Understanding how to use chart decorations effectively

5 mins

Chapter 5: Using Text On Slides


Sharpening slide text using the DDR Method

Worked Example

5 mins


Avoiding common writing mistakes

6 mins

Chapter 6: Ensuring Slide Deck Flow & Consistency


Maintaining consistency across slides

BCG Example

5 mins


Linking and grouping slides

Oliver Wyman Example

4 mins

Chapter 7: Writing Compelling Executive Summaries


Mastering the 3 principles of executive summaries

BCG Example

5 mins

Chapter 8: Free Downloads and Bonuses


PPT: 10+ Pre-Build Slide Blueprints and Templates

1.5 MB


PDF: 70+ real-world slide decks from McKinsey, Bain, BCG & more

74.2 MB


PDF: Choosing the best chart for your data [Decision Tree]

181 KB


PDF: Ultimate chart formatting checklist

126 KB

We break down real-world consulting slide decks from McKinsey, BCG and Bain...

Yes, we do teach you the theory behind building compelling slide decks -- but that theory is backed up with countless real-world examples and breakdowns of presentations from top-tier strategy consulting firms.

...and you get frameworks, checklists, and templates to make slides better and faster

We share tons of practical materials that you can use in your own slide decks. For example, you get pre-built slide templates and blueprints, a real-world consulting slide database for inspiration, visualization checklists, and much more!

BONUS 1 – Free 10+ Pre-Built Slide Blueprints & Templates

10+ pre-built slide blueprints to customize and use in your own presentations.

Including process and journey slides, table slides with integrated charts, phasing slides, and two and three panel slides.

BONUS 2 – Free 70+ Real-World consulting Slide Database

Download our database of 70+ real consulting slide decks from top-tier strategy consulting firms to reference whenever you need them.

Includes firms such as McKinsey & Co, BCG, Bain & Co, L.E.K, Kearney, Oliver Wyman, and more!

BONUS 3 – Free Charting Decision Tree & Formatting Checklist

Always choose the most powerful chart and guarantee that it's formatted perfectly.

You get our downloadable charting decision tree and formatting checklist to reference whenever you build a chart.

This course could change the trajectory of your career – see what students say...

This course gets to the heart of everything you need to know about top presentations. I highly recommend this course to anyone who works in a corporate role
Cameron J
I took this course to prepare for an upcoming role at Bain & Co. Everything 'clicked' and I now feel completely confident in building great slide decks from day 1.
Taylor G
An absolutely valuable course that is filled with very relevant content on what to consider when writing slide decks. Dan is very clear and structured. Highly recommended!
Sarah M
I was a little skeptical but this PowerPoint course has quite a few slide building gems that I haven't seen anywhere else. No regrets!
William O
Dan, I'm half-way through the course and it's amazing. I have already learned a bunch of techniques that I'll start using at work on Monday :)
Melinda E
The Executive Communication with PowerPoint course is a really extensive training program that has definitely upskilled our team members. Money well spent.
Sarah L
I enjoyed the content, which is amazing and well structured. Can't wait to see more!
Warren D
Great course! In fact, it might be the first online course I've ever completed...
Derryl G
I’ve had a look and the course looks fantastic! It builds nicely on content in our MBA.
Carl S

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  • 1.5+ hours of course content spread over 20+ action-packed lessons
  • 10+ pre-built slide blueprints and templates to use in your own presentations
  • 70+ downloadable real-world slide decks from McKinsey, BCG and Bain for inspiration
  • Free downloadable charting decision tree to guarantee you choose the perfect chart
  • Free downloadable chart formatting checklist checklist to ensure clarity and completeness
  • Unlimited, lifetime access to all content and any updates
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