Level Up Presentations


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3 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

A masterclass on crafting and delivering powerful online presentations that get you paid and promoted.

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Course overview

If you’re A+ talent giving C+ presentations, you’re C+ talent. 

Presenting your ideas is fundamental to your success. 

No matter your craft, clearly and confidently sharing your ideas helps you stand out and get your talent noticed. And with many of our work interactions online, mastering the online presentation is key to getting recognized. 

Breakthrough studies show zoom meetings don’t trigger fatigue, they trigger boredom. To get your message across, you need to engage, stimulate, and inspire your audience.

Engaging presentations can lead to a 30% higher retention rate and can dramatically increase the likelihood of achieving your meeting’s objectives, whether it’s securing a client or gaining stakeholder buy-in. 

With a staggering increase in remote work, experts predict 50% of all professional meetings will be held virtually. Your next career-defining moment could very well be in front of a screen. 

Why aren’t online meetings and presentations more engaging?

It’s because we’re stuck. 

We’re stuck thinking about online presentations the same way we think about in-person presentations. 

Both have their benefits but we’re so used to meeting in person that we don’t consider how online meetings should be different. 

We talk about zoom fatigue like it’s an incurable disease. Not quite. 

Zoom fatigue can be beat if you understand what it really is. 

It’s boredom. Straight up boredom. 

And when you’re bored, your brain stops working. Literally. Your cognitive gears slow down. So when you’re in that meeting and the VP is droning on about updates for some project you don’t know (or don’t care) about, your brain is taking a break. 

You’re not stimulated. 

If you’re going to succeed in an online meeting, you need to stimulate your audience’s brains, you need to engage them.

And that takes strategy and practice. 

But hey, that’s why you’re here. And just by being here, you’re a step ahead of everyone else. The next time you present online or run a meeting, you’re going to stick out like a sore thumb in the best possible way.

Who this program is designed for:


Corporate Go-Getters

You’re a professional who wants to effectively communicate your work to leaders to gain buy-in.


Aspiring Leaders in Marketing, B2B Sales, and Ops

You present, pitch, and run product demos to internal and external partners.


Cutting-edge Founders and Execs

Adapt your influential leadership for the digital stage, whether it's a Fortune 500 client or all-hands.


Coaches, Creators, and Consultants

You’re connecting with your audience and your clients on a daily basis. Make those moments memorable.

Key takeaways from the program:

Craft and Deliver Compelling Messages

Harness the power of storytelling and persuasive communication to capture and retain your audience’s attention.

Master the Digital Stage

Learn the technical nuances and psychological tactics of virtual environments to become a commanding digital presence.

Elevate Your Professional Persona

Boost your career prospects as you become recognized for your standout virtual communication skills in meetings, presentations, and beyond.

Become a Confident Leader

Build the confidence to lead and facilitate online discussions and presentations, positioning yourself as a respected leader in any virtual setting.

Network with Like-Minded Professionals

Expand your network by connecting with fellow participants, creating opportunities for collaborations in your respective fields. 

Gain Access to Cutting-Edge Tools and Resources

Learn about the latest tools and resources that can enhance your digital presentations, keeping you ahead of the curve.

This course includes

9 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

15 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Mar 19—Mar 24

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Mar


      Workshop 1: Storytelling in Business

      Tue, Mar 19, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC

    • Mar


      Workshop 2: Presentation Design Principles

      Thu, Mar 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC

    • Mar


      Feedback Friday 1: Storytelling & Design

      Fri, Mar 22, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC


    • Storytelling in Business

    • Presentation Design Principles

  • Week 2

    Mar 25—Mar 31

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Mar


      Workshop 3: Facilitate with Confidence

      Tue, Mar 26, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC

    • Mar


      Workshop 4: Communicate with Influence

      Thu, Mar 28, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC


    • Facilitate with Confidence

    • Communicate with Influence

    • 👩‍🏫 Check out Jess' upcoming course

  • Week 3

    Apr 1—Apr 4

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Apr


      Workshop 5: Home Studio Design and On-Camera Presence

      Wed, Apr 3, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC

    • Apr


      Workshop 6: Leverage Laughs

      Thu, Apr 4, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM UTC


    • Home Studio Design

    • Leverage Laughs

  • Post-Course


    • Apr


      Feedback Friday 3: Presence & Humor

      Fri, Apr 5, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC


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What students are saying

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"I can confidently say that learning public speaking skills was one of the best decisions I made in my career."

World-class instructors and guests

Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks

Storytelling expert, author, consultant, grade school teacher

Matthew Dicks' deconstruction of stories in his book Storyworthy shows how deeply he understand the art and science of stories. When he's not teaching elementary school, he's competing in storytelling competitions and consulting Fortune 500 execs on crafting stories for their organizations. You can preview some of Matthew's expertise in a recent interview on Lenny's Podcast.

Jess Goldberg

Jess Goldberg

Leadership communication expert and executive coach

Jess Goldberg is a leadership communications expert, executive presence coach, and international speaker. She is passionate about helping leaders gain clarity and confidence to make a lasting positive impact. She has taught thousands of high-powered leaders around the world from companies like Notion, Google and Bank of America.

XayLi Barclay

XayLi Barclay

Video coach for creators and leaders

XayLi Barclay is a Visual Content Creation Coach & Thinkific Expert for Online Course Creators. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs effectively stand out and make a genuine impact in the digital space. Through knowledge based content and online courses, she teaches others how to effortlessly create the visual learning experiences they’ve always dreamed of in order to unlock multiple revenue streams, attract paid opportunities and connect on a deeper level with their audience.

Gwyn Wansbrough

Gwyn Wansbrough

Facilitator and learning experience designer

For the last 20+ years, Gwyn has trained thousands of team leaders on how to design & deliver valuable group sessions – then Covid hit. The pandemic was a crash course in adapting the tools of connection to online spaces. All of this experience helped Gwyn develop a repeatable process for creating high-engagement live online sessions that she calls the Breakthrough Facilitation Model.

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What you'll get out of Level Up Presentations

Your winning presentation framework

No matter the topic, these steps will ensure you nail every presentation.

Design your home studio

Design your home studio without breaking the bank. Master Zoom and other tools to bring your presentations to life.

Facilitation formats you can use today

Facilitate engaging meetings, manage diverse voices, and draw out the best from every participant.

Confidence boosters in your back pocket

Never go into a meeting cold again. Your list of tactics will ensure you’re warmed up and ready to lead.

Facilitation tool tutorials

Learn how to effectively (and easily) leverage tools like Figma, Canva, and Miro to run better brainstorming sessions and meetings.

Create your custom Zoom frame

Use the new Boom app to create a custom look for your Zoom box that immediately helps you stand out.

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Our minds are not designed to remember a pie chart or facts or statistics or platitudes or ideas that are not attached to imagery. So the risk you take if you're not telling stories is that you will be forgotten. 100%. You will be forgotten. - Matthew Dicks

Workshop schedule

3-4 hours per week
  • Meet & Greet

    March 15

    Meet your peers, share your challenges, and prepare for a fun and productive 3 weeks together. You’ll be working closely together throughout the program so make the most of this opportunity to connect.

  • Storytelling in Business

    March 19

    Kick things off with the fundamentals of storytelling in business. Our world-renowned storytelling expert will deconstruct the elements of a story and show you how to apply them to the world of business presentations.

  • Building Your Environment

    March 21

    Make a strong first impression with a home studio setup that wows. No matter who joins your call, they’ll think you’re the boss. You don’t need to break the bank to look professional. Your old office outfit budget can go towards a better camera, lighting and audio.

  • Public Speaking Mastery

    March 26

    Now it’s time to get on (the virtual) stage. Our executive public speaking coach shares her strategies for delivering high-stakes presentations. From voice control to visuals, pace to performance, you’ll learn how the most practiced public speakers get started. 

  • Influence Through Communication

    March 28

    Be persuasive without being pushy. Motivate action in your organization with your influence. Learn to wield power and persuasion in subtle and effective ways that help you get the most important work done.

  • Facilitate with Confidence

    April 2

    Get the best work out of the people you’re meeting with. Be it clients, employees or your management team, discover facilitation strategies that get ideas flowing and prompt discussion. Plus, a proven method for keeping constant-talkers at bay without awkward confrontations. 

  • That, But Make it Funny

    April 4

    Make your presentation memorable by getting a few laughs. You’ll work with a standup comedian to find opportunities for humour in your presentation. Creating space for human emotions in your presentation is key to getting remembered and motivating action. 

Free resource

Home Studio Kit

Make a powerful first impression with a home studio setup that WOWs. This free Home Studio Kit provides you with 3 distinct packages based on different budgets. Each recommended package comes with a purchase button directly to the product (no affiliate links). Enjoy!

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Designed for busy professionals

Time is a precious commodity, we get it. That's why Level Up Presentations is designed with short, power-packed modules that slide into your schedule like a dream.

Applicable across industries

Whether you're in tech, finance, or anywhere in between, one thing's for sure - the world's gone digital, and standout virtual communication is the new power skill. 

Overcome public speaking anxiety

Hey, we've all been there - the sweaty palms, the shaky voice. But here's a little secret: confidence is a skill, and skills can be learned.

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