Running a Design Business: Presentation Skills
Video: WelcomeConvey your ideas with confidence and clarity to get the approval needed to move your project forward.
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Strong presentation skills are necessary for a good designer to be a great designer. How you present your ideas impacts how willing clients are to make meaningful emotional and financial investments in them. Let designer and Art Center College of Design professor Petrula Vrontikis help you convey your ideas with confidence and clarity. Learn to strategize, format, and time your presentation to fit your audience, craft a great message, gain credibility using research, develop visual aids, and deliver the final presentation. Throughout the course, Petrula gives you tips for staying organized and calm, connecting with your clients, and getting the approval needed to move your project forward.
- Presenting one-on-one, to a team, or to a larger audience
- Choosing a presentation format
- Introducing your design and providing context
- Persuading your audience
- Developing visual aids
- Creating a great first impression
- Understanding verbal and nonverbal cues
- Getting approval
- Facilitating a Q&A session
(MUSIC). Great presentations often make the difference between a good designer and a great one. In order for your terrific work to get to the next level, you have to sell it to someone. And that's what this course is all about. For many of us, presentations can generate significant anxiety. I created this course to empower you. To keep you organized, and calm. I'll help you prepare, by showing you methods for crafting a great message.
Understanding persuasion, developing visuals, and delivering with confidence. Ultimately, getting approval. I'm Petrula Vrontikis, and I've been running a small design business in Los Angeles for over 20 years. I'm also a professor at Arts Inner College of Design, where I teach graphic design and professional practice. My colleague, Terry Lee Stone and I have created a series of lynda.com courses, titled, Running a Design Business. Our goal is to share our experiences with you so your great work can see the light of day, and you can gain respect and admiration from your clients and peers.
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