In this course we explore how to design and conduct a presentation that is learner-centered. Discover why telling doesn't equal learning, and covering content doesn’t mean it has been learned.

When content is presented in “caffeinated” ways, listeners become participants, participants become learners, and learners return to work excited and able to implement your ideas. Discover simple strategies any presenter, new or seasoned, can do to add a jolt of caffeine to the learning experience.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the most current research on learning and recognize simple strategies for incorporating it into your presentations
  • Identify methods for grabbing and maintaining your audience’s attention
  • Identify practical ways to increase audience engagement
  • Discover how to make slides that are pleasing and effective



Last updated/reviewed: August 8, 2023
7 Reviews (27 ratings)


Anonymous Author
Well-presented and useful information. While geared toward developing training materials, many of the principles can also be applied to a business setting to help keep presentations interesting and increase engagement. I'd like to see another version of this training that's focused toward online business presentations.

Anonymous Author
This was a pretty good course, but it I was hoping to get a few more tips that would work in the business setting as I think that some of these tips are better suited for non-business setting applications.

Member's Profile
This course is full of good ideas for presenters. The instructor supports her recommendations with solid research and examples.

Anonymous Author
Well-organized and effective session. Excellent guidelines for prepping and conducting that next presentation

Anonymous Author
This course identifies generic techniques that may be applied to any presentation.

Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the course. It was well presented and I learned a few things.

Member's Profile
Great tips and advice from an obviously experienced presenter.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Creating Caffeinated Presentations that Result in Learning12:00
The Opening, The Body, and The Closing
  3 Purposes of an Opening9:10
  The Body of the Presentation 11:25
  The Body of the Presentation (Continued)6:36
  Strong Visuals 9:38
  A Proper Closing 9:25
  Conducting and Conclusion 6:55
Continuous Play
  Creating Caffeinated Presentations that Result in Learning1:05:09
  Slides: Creating Caffeinated Presentations that Result in LearningPDF
  Creating Caffeinated Presentations that Result in Learning Glossary/IndexPDF