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Presentation Certificates

Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful.

We offer certificates in presentation media and webinar planning, enabling you to develop a visually powerful presentation and present it live online, live in person, or as an asynchronous downloadable presentation. 

Presentation Media
General Information

Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today.  Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful.

Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations.  Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media.

Course of Study

The certificate is comprised of three one-month courses, which can be taken in any order.

  • Creating Visual Presentations
  • Photoshop for Presentations
  • Prezi
Online Experience

Participation Expectations

  • Listen to audio lectures, view slides, even take an optional quiz
  • Join the online discussion with fellow participants & instructor
  • Instructor logs in daily to answer questions & join the discussion
  • Participate any time of day or night, ideally 2-3 times weekly
  • Read required text as assigned

Technical Requirements

  • Internet access with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari web browser
  • Audio software such as Windows Media, Real or Flash
  • Speakers to listen to audio

Online Provider Partnership

The School partners with the Learning Resource Network (LERN) to provide this certificate program. LERN is an international association of lifelong learning programming, offering information and resources to providers of lifelong learning programs. Visit our custom learning portal.

Webinar Planner
General Information

Acquire the best professional development in webinar meeting planning by becoming a Certified Webinar Planner. Virtual meetings are distance seminars and education featuring audio, slides and video in a synchronous format. They include webinars, webcasts, video casts, two-way web cams, and other audio and video formats.

Discover the various synchronous distance meeting formats available and learn about the technology of producing distance meetings. Then get the best instructional techniques on the design and teaching of effective distance or webinar meetings. Lastly, acquire the webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing and marketing webinar meetings.

Course objectives include the following:

  • Acquire the knowledge to work with vendors and get started in setting up your system.
  • Learn how to design a webinar that will work with your clients/members.
  • Acquire the skills to train instructors on how to lead a webinar.
  • Discover the keys to success in budgeting, pricing and marketing webinars.
  • Explore the best timeline for planning and marketing webinars, how to do needs assessments and surveys that actually work.
Online Experience

Participation Expectations

  • Listen to audio lectures, view slides, even take an optional quiz
  • Join the online discussion with fellow participants & instructor
  • Instructor logs in daily to answer questions & join the discussion
  • Participate any time of day or night, ideally 2-3 times weekly
  • Read required text as assigned

Technical Requirements

  • Internet access with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari web browser
  • Audio software such as Windows Media, Real or Flash
  • Speakers to listen to audio

Online Provider Partnership

The School partners with the Learning Resource Network (LERN) to provide this certificate program. LERN is an international association of lifelong learning programming, offering information and resources to providers of lifelong learning programs. Visit our custom learning portal.

Available Classes
Presentation Media
Graphic Design for Visual Presentations
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.10
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest, most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography, and basic design considerations. Learn the skills needed to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose. Note: This is an online class. Participants will view presentations, read assignments, engage in activities and discussions in the online classroom. You can login anytime, day or night.

LERN Certificate in Presentation Media
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.07C
Fee: $495
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Presentation media are key to communications, sales, speeches and all other effective presentations today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but can make your message more successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and learn the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Learn critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media. This certificate program consists of three one-month courses: Prezi, Photoshop for Presentations, and Graphic Design for Visual Presentations.

Photoshop for Presentations
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.09
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Acquire the skills needed to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of this popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as handling text, working with layers, and managing image file properties. Discover the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know. Note: This is an online class. Participants will view presentations, read assignments, engage in activities and discussions in the online classroom. You can login anytime, day or night.

Prezi
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.08
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Take a journey into the world of creative presentations. Bring your vision to life with Prezi and leave PowerPoint behind. Learn how to use and engage your creative side for amazing presentations. Your audience will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you are presenting. Note: This is an online class. Participants will view presentations, read assignments, engage in activities and discussions in the online classroom. You can login anytime, day or night.

Webinar Planning
Designing Successful Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.43
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Webinars have become a hot new meeting format that saves money and reaches more people than in-person meetings. They're being used for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization, then learn the four key strategies to make your own webinars more successful. You'll acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences.

LERN Certificate in Designing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.12C
Fee: $345
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Finally, you can acquire the best professional development in webinar design, presentations, planning, and marketing. Webinars are a popular format for delivering information which can be very successful for your organization, provided you implement good webinar presentations and good management and marketing. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization and learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences, supported by webinar planning skills involved in budgeting, pricing and marketing webinar meetings. Earn a certificate in designing webinars that provides you with the latest and best information about presenting webinars, as well as managing and marketing them. You will be learning from two of the foremost authorities on webinars. This certificate program consists of two courses: Designing Successful Webinars and Managing & Marketing Webinars.

Managing & Marketing Webinars
Course Offerings (1)
November 6, 2017 through December 1, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.88
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
Boost your success with webinars by getting the most advanced and latest information on managing and marketing webinars. Find out when and how often to promote webinars, how to do follow-up promotion to those who click-through on your initial emails, and how to generate more leads and inquiries. Discover our unique needs-assessment model, and learn our five secrets to creating high response surveys. Market research can be simple, low-cost and effective, limiting your risks. Then take home our webinar planning timeline with the ideal timeframe for planning and marketing webinars for maximum success.

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