Presentation Prep

Created by top communication theorist, writer and coach, Dr. Nick Morgan, this 100% self-paced eCourse was designed to help you become the speaker you never thought you could be. Discover what your audience needs so that you can create a presentation that takes them on a decision-making journey.

Presentation Prep:
10 Steps to Persuasive Storytelling

Master fundamental principles that will guide each presentation you create now and in the future.
In only 10 self-paced units, you will learn...

How to craft a story that is based on the needs and demographics of your audience

Ways to structure your presentation and choose a story that your audience can relate to (even for when things don’t go as planned)

Techniques to grab listeners from the beginning to persuade them to take action

Unit 1

Audience Size

Master ways to manage and adjust yourself for various group sizes. Then discover how to shift your content if the crowd you’re presenting to is unexpectedly larger or smaller than you planned for.

Unit 2

Audience Demographics

Pick up the do’s and don’ts for different audiences, and then analyze who you will be presenting to. The exclusive tips in this unit cover everything from how to keep your authenticity to working with a translator.

Unit 3

Other Factors that Shape Perception

Understand the role you play as a speaker and why it’s crucial that you learn to change your speech depending on various real-life scenarios (such as if the crowd knows each other or if they are knowledgeable about your topic or not).

Unit 4

Event Type

This unit is a gold mine of information for any type of presentation. You’ll learn the 15 key questions to consider before your presentation and different tips for a TED talk, Keynote, Shareholder meeting, media event, and many other scenarios.

Unit 5

Know Your Goal

Learn all about the “elevator speech” and how to craft a great one so you can reach people’s emotions, solve problems, and show the audience why what your saying will make a difference to them.

Unit 6

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

The importance of this unit most certainly cannot be ignored. Understand the crucial fundamental role that the Hierarchy of Needs plays in creating and presenting your speech.

Unit 7

Choose Your Storytelling Theme

It’s time to master how to build your speech around a story structure. Discover the different types of storytelling and find out which one will be the best for you to structure your presentation around so you can captivate your audience.

Unit 8

Give Your Speech Structure

Shift from learning “how” to frame your topic to explaining the “why” so that you can structure a presentation that grabs your audience’s attention. This information is key to creating an amazing speech that will rivvit your audience and move them to action.

Unit 9

Create Better Interactions

Learn exclusive insights from Dr. Nick Morgan on what an audiences craves, how to interact with them on a deeper level, and the best ways to present using a PowerPoint presentation.

Unit 10

So, What is a Story?

It’s time to put everything you’ve learned so far into a powerful presentation! Bring it all together, learn what a story is, and more importantly, what it isn’t. You are now ready to change the world with a powerful presentation as a certified Public Words Storyteller.

How good are your presentation skills?

Find out how your presentation skills rank on the group leaderboard by taking the Presentation Prep Assessment right on your mobile phone.

It’s FREE, takes a minute to sign up, and we’ll send you a copy of Nick Morgan’s latest guide as an added bonus!

15 steps you can take today to make sure your presentation is beyond the ordinary

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What To Expect

Below is a short video excerpt from the one of the units you'll find inside Presentation Prep as well as the various event types that this eCourse covers.

TED-style talk
Breakout session
Panel or Roundtable
Regular report
Shareholder meeting
Celebratory/Ceremonial or Roast
Elevator or VC Pitch
Media event
Product release
Virtual or Hybrid (Virtual plus Onsite)


Nick Morgan

Founder and CEO

Meet The Course Creator

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. A passionate teacher, he is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache. He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world.
Nick’s methods, which are well-known for challenging conventional thinking, have been published worldwide. His new book on communications and brain science, Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, was just published by Harvard in May 2014.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long does it take to complete Presentation Prep?

A. If you sit down and go straight through it, a couple of hours. But we recommend taking your time, answering the questions, thinking about the ideas, and developing your presentation over whatever time period makes sense for you.

Q. Can I get answers to specific questions about my presentation?

A. Yes, the course provides a form to send Nick a question. Fill that out, and he’ll get back to you as soon as he can. If your question is time-sensitive (you’re giving a speech tomorrow, for example) please indicate that on the form.

Q. Can I save my work?

A. Yes, your included workbook automatically keeps track of your progress for you.

Q. Is all the work on preparing a presentation worth it?

A. Only if you want to do a good job.

Q. Does this course include PowerPoint templates or other slideware?

A. No. The course provides a new way to think about slides, but it does not provide templates or slides themselves. After you develop your presentation according to the course, you’ll be in a good position to decide whether or not you need slides at all.

Q. Does Presentation Prep provide any help with delivering a great presentation?

A. No. That’s for the next eCourse we create. This course focuses solely on how to develop great content.

Q. Can I get a discount for buying the course for a large number of people?

A. For corporate licenses, please email us via our website,