Master the strategies and storytelling of high-impact communication
Stop sabotaging your work. Start effectively sharing ideas and information in a way that resonates – and elevate your career and influence.
Alex Hunter and Virendra Vase
Former PM @ Apple & Google; Patreon SVP, CTO Life360/Klout, VP SalesForce
Early in my career, I struggled with presenting product and technical information well. Forgetting context, using complex visuals, talking too fast, sharing irrelevant information – you name it, I did it. This would often confuse customers, frustrate colleagues, and stress me out.
Now after 16+ years and presenting hundreds of times to teams of 1-400, Silicon Valley boards, and senior executives like Phil Schiller and Rishi Chandra, I’ve learned what it takes, what works, and what does not.
💪 Learn through a 1-week interactive course how to transform technical concepts into stories and effectively present problems, ideas, information, and more.
💡 Understand why great presentations are like great products, using both art and science, and how to resonate with your audience.
📝 Use the battle-tested techniques from my experience at Apple and Google so you can become a compelling communicator and avoid presentations that miss the mark.
⭐️ Engage in meaningful peer workshops and discussions, access new templates & resources, and get feedback and coaching on your own work.
Nervous or stressed out about public speaking and want greater confidence in presenting
Need to step up your game and effectively communicate and influence other teams, larger audiences, and executives
Often struggle and waste time in trying to articulate information via presentations
Why are most presentations simply boring, terrible, or confusing? The answer: smart people. I'll show you how to avoid self-sabotage and use both art AND science to present in a way that resonates.
Stop wasting time re-creating the slide wheel. Learn our best frameworks (W3, CARD, etc.) to best handle common situations like project updates, feature releases, strategy pivots, and more.
Steal my secrets from 12+ years in Silicon Valley – in just 4 hours. Learn how to easily break down and articulate complex information into understandable content that will impress and grow your influence.
We’ll examine how to elevate your executive presence, use key rehearsal techniques, and solve for both Zoom meetings or in-person discussions.
In our world of hybrid work, effective communication is more critical for sharing ideas and information than ever before.
Can you afford to not be ready to speak up?
How to build a killer plan for your next presentation
If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit nothing – Knowing your why and your audience act is critical for any effective presentation. We’ll unpack a repeatable strategy to set the stage with context to avoid confusing teammates, customers, senior executives, and others.
How craft a compelling visual story that resonates
Like products, design matters. We'll walkthrough the Hero’s Journey formula for storytelling, outline what causes bad presentations, and discuss best practices for slide design (layouts, information density, working with data, etc.) and more.
How to show up dynamically and deliver
People judge a book by its cover – sorry, not sorry. You need to understand how to avoid self-sabotage, apply key techniques to shift from feeling anxious to feeling awesome, and dynamically present your ideas and information in a way that wows.
Noon ET - 1:30pm ET
Each engaging 2-hour session (recorded) will involve an interactive lecture, hands-on exercises, Q&A, and breakout groups. Highly recommend attending these live if you can as this time slot is meant to accommodate as many time zones as possible.
Apr 13 - 20, 2023
Apr 12, 2023
Entrepreneur | Advisor | Former Apple & Google
Being an exceptional communicator can make smart people stand out and thrive – or not.
Over my 16+ year career in tech, including Apple, Google, and Logitech, I’ve built and presented to countless audiences – from senior executives to teams of 300+ to Silicon Valley VCs – seeing first-hand how impactful and influential story-based presentations can be with the right blend of art & science.
Now I want to share what I’ve learned with you throughout this course, especially with experienced managers and aspiring leaders in tech, so you can avoid my mistakes, be wildly influential in your company, and advance your career in the way you deserve.
If you are in product development and want to level up in 2023, this course is for you!
CTO/COO | 30+ years at Salesforce, Yahoo, Patreon, Life360, and Klout
Virendra Vase is a technology/product leader with over 30+ years of experience at companies such as Salesforce, Yahoo, Patreon, Life360, and Klout.
He has a track record of success with 8 Series B/C startups, 6 exits worth $1.5 billion. Virendra has a proven ability to recruit, lead, and mentor teams of 10-500+ employees.
Virendra is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who coaches executives and leaders to be the best version of themselves.
Active hands-on learning
This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects
Interactive and project-based
You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams
Learn with a cohort of peers
Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you
Apr 13 - 20, 2023
Apr 12, 2023