MasterClass

Business

Communications

Learn the art and science of making persuasive presentations
On 1 & 2 August 2019 @ The Hilton Bangalore
Conducted by experts who craft persuasive  presentations for CXOs worldwide
Built for your leadership team - Founders, CXOs, Vice Presidents, Directors & Managers 
 
 

About MasterClass

The MasterClass is a 2-Day business communication workshop, followed by an optional one-on-one mentoring session (online), exclusive for the leadership teams of leading companies. The MasterClass provides a comprehensive overview of all the major topics in persuasive business communications, from content research, audience analysis, storyboarding, idea/data visualization to presentation design. The workshop emphasizes learning by doing, features real-world examples where you will disassemble well-known presentations and learn to assemble best practices & concepts into your own presentations. 

Meet Your Program Host

Vinoo Chacko

Vinoo Chacko is the Founder and CEO of GetStandingOvation. Most recently, he was the GM , New Initiatives @ Cleartrip. Prior to Cleartrip he was the CEO of the funded startup WhistleTalk. 

An alumnus of Indian School of Business (ISB) and having handled Product, Strategy and Operations roles at various organizations, he is familiar with the challenges of internal and external business communications.

In the last 3 years at GetStandingOvation, he has worked with companies of varies sizes. He advises startups at Google Launchpad and Techstars. He consults CXOs and founders in well-funded startups and established multi-national companies in strategizing, crystallizing and crafting persuasive presentations.

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

01

Preparatory work
Prior to the masterclass, each participant receives a set of reference resources. The MasterClass and  key exercises during the day would be based on these preparatory materials.

02

What makes a presentation Great ?
You may classify presentations as “The Good, The Bad or The Ugly”. But there is a small class of presentations that are regarded as Great, by the experts. Learn what makes these presentations, great.

03

Our philosophy
At GetStandingOvation, the presentation design studio trusted by CXOs worldwide, we follow a philosophical approach to making great presentations. Learn from our success stories.

04

Start with a clear message
Even before creating the first slide, how to bring clarity to your message. Learn how to bridge the gap between what the presenter speaks and what the audience listens to.

05

Business storytelling
Stories impact decisions. When used wisely, they can help you achieve favorable outcomes. Learn to put your ideas in a persuasive story structure that captures audience attention.

06

Snack-sized messages
Learn how to break your complex ideas into bite-size or snack-size content that is short, offers value & meaning, and can be easily understood. Learn how to present complex information in a simple manner.

07

Idea visualization
They say "A picture is worth a thousand words". Learn techniques to illustrate your ideas in metaphors, examples, pictures, and graphics. 

08

Data visualization
Learn to use facts and evidence in a visualized manner to persuade your audience. Let your audience understand those insights that you found in the raw data.

09

Slide design
Learn to think like a designer in designing your slides. Get familiar with the tools, techniques and workflows used by designers at GetStandingOvation in creating delightful visual design.

10

Putting it all together
Learn the repeatable playbook and workflow followed by the team at GetStandingOvation design studio for creating persuasive presentations.

 

Who should attend?

The MasterClass isn't for everyone.  You should register if you have 3+ years of professional experience in creating and delivering business presentations. You also know the basics of using any-one of the presentation tool (PowerPoint, KeyNote, Google Slides, Prezi, etc).

Online One-on-On Mentoring

When you start applying the masterclass learning to your day-to-day communication challenges, you may get lost, need inspiration, need expert guidance & feedback.

The online, one-on-one coaching sessions are designed to guide and mentor the masterclass participants to tackle these challenges on your communication content. Your assigned mentor will guide you in tackling your messaging and presentation challenges.​

You may choose to schedule up to TEN 1-hour presentation review sessions worth 35,000 ($500) within 3-months of attending the workshop. Schedule your appointment here.

 
 

Reviews

The challenge that I always faced with an online course was that I have to figure out how to apply the theoretical learnings to my day-to-day communication challenge. In this workshop, you can always reach out to someone who has experience in handling a similar challenge and who could guide you in practical actionable ways to improve your presentation content & design

"

Multi-National Company

Director

Every book, blog or tutorial about improving your presentation, recommend structuring your presentation as a story. The question that always rattled me was "how to make a story around any given message?". This workshop showed me practical ways of structuring my message into a business story

"

Software Industry

Sales Head

 

FAQ

What is the focus of the MasterClass?


The focus of the MasterClass will be

  1. How to distill your core-message and build a presentation storyboard
  2. How to do audience analysis for your presentation
  3. How to bridge the gap between what-speaker-wants-to-tell and what-audience-want-to-listen
  4. Having finalized the storyboard, how to think like a designer using design principles to create beautiful slides
You will learn the same principles and techniques used by team GetStandingOvation in crafting persuasive presentations




Do I need a Laptop to attend the MasterClass?


Yes you will require a laptop with your favorite presentation software installed. At the MasterClass you will have a mix of paper-based and presentation software based exercises




Is presentation delivery covered?


No. On stage, presentation delivery is not covered in this MasterClass. The focus of this masterclass is crafting a persuasive business presentation. Contact us for presentation delivery and other specific workshop requirements. You may find the details about such workshops here




Can I try out the MasterClass before registering?


Yes you can. Do schedule a 1-hour presentation review session to get one of your presentations critically reviewed by a GetStandingOvation expert. If you find the review session helpful in improving your presentation and want to learn the same techniques that GetStandingOvation uses for its real-world consulting projects, you can decide to enroll for the MasterClass. To avoid free-riders, we charge ₹3,500 for the 1-hour review session (Details here). Post the review if you decide to attend the workshop, ₹3,500 will be discounted from your MasterClass course fee.




What is contained in the take-home course material?


At the end of the MasterClass, each participant will receive a printed booklet with worksheets and critical content covered during the MasterClass




Terms and Conditions, Refund & Cancellation policy


1. Introduction The MasterClass is organized and managed by Team GetStandingOvation, an initiative of Busbusa Technologies Reference to “you” means the individual or entity using the Services or completing a booking/registration request and references to “your” shall be construed accordingly.All applications to register for the MasterClass are made subject to these Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to render, in our sole and absolute discretion, all interpretations and decisions in connection with these Terms and Conditions and to establish further rules or regulations binding upon attendees as may be deemed necessary to the general success and wellbeing of the MasterClass and/or any persons affiliated therewith. Our decisions and interpretations with respect to these Terms and Conditions and any such rules and regulations shall be final in all cases. We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update, or modify these Terms and Conditions simply by posting such addition, change, update, or modification on the Services. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Services. We suggest that You check these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. 2. Refund Policy We're sorry, on cancellations or for no-shows for the MasterClass event there will not be any refunds. 3. MasterClass Cancellation The GetStandingOvation MasterClass Team may, at its sole discretion, choose to cancel the event for any reason. In this case, our events team will notify you via the listed email address and/or telephone number provided at registration. GetStandingOvation will refund all registration fees within 7-10 business days of the event's cancellation. 4. Denial of Admission The GetStandingOvation MasterClass Team reserves the right to deny admission to any event attendee it believes does not meet the qualifications to attend and/or provided fraudulent information during registration. Any attendee may be asked to leave the event for any reason, such as exhibiting unruly or disruptive behavior. There will be no refunds to anyone in these circumstances. 5. Changes to the MasterClass It may be necessary for us to alter the program outlined, date(s), time and/or location of the MasterClass. We reserve the right to do this at any time, and shall have no liability or responsibility for any such changes, nor shall any such changes entitle you to a partial or full refund of registration fees. Where we alter the date(s) of the MasterClass, we will provide you with notice of the same and will offer you the choice of either a full refund or the opportunity to attend the MasterClass as modified. 6. Videos or photographs By attending the MasterClass you accept and agree that you (or your attendees) may appear in videos or photographs at the event, and that we own the right to use these photographs or videos on our website, marketing materials and any relevant third-party websites, that we have a right to use your likeness in connection therewith, and we shall not be liable for, and you shall not be due, any fees, costs, expenses or additional compensation in connection with our use of your likeness as set forth in this Section 7. Liability Our aggregate liability to you, whether such liability arises in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any damages, loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind howsoever arising, out of in connection with any booking (or requested booking) made by you or otherwise in relation to the MasterClass, shall be limited to the price paid by you with respect to your event registration. We shall not be liable to you for (i) any loss of profit, loss of or damage to data, loss of anticipated savings or interest, loss of or damage to reputation or goodwill or; (ii) any indirect, special or consequential damages, loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind. You agree to indemnify us, our staff and our affiliates and to hold us harmless to the fullest extent permitted by law, against all loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind arising from any act or omission by you (including your attendees) during or otherwise in relation to the MasterClass. 8. Content All rights in all presentations, documentation and materials published or otherwise made available as part of the MasterClass (including but not limited to any documentation packs or audio or audio-visual recording of the MasterClass) (“Content”) are owned by us or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights. No (i) photography, filming or recording; or (ii) republication, broadcast or other dissemination of the Content is permitted. Without our prior written consent, you shall not distribute, reproduce, modify, store, transfer or in any other way use any of the Content (provided that use by the relevant attendee for internal business purposes shall be permitted), and in particular (but without limitation) you shall not (and shall ensure that each of your attendees shall not):

  • Upload any Content into any shared system;
  • Include any Content in a database;
  • Include any Content in a website or on any intranet;
  • Transmit, re-circulate or otherwise make available any Content to anyone else;
  • Make any commercial use of the Content whatsoever; or
  • Use Content in any way that might infringe third party rights or that may bring us or any of our affiliates into disrepute.
9. General Terms These Terms and Conditions (together with any documents referred to herein or required to be entered into pursuant to these Terms and Conditions) contain the entire agreement and understanding between us and supersede all prior agreements, understandings or arrangements (both oral and written) relating to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions and any such document. You acknowledge that in registering to attend the MasterClass you have not relied on, and shall have no remedy with respect to, any statement, representation, warranty, understanding, promise or assurance (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person other than as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions shall not create, nor shall they be construed as creating, any partnership or agency relationship between us. You accept that communication with us may be electronic. We may contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. You agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all such communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal or contractual requirement that such communication be made in writing. You are not permitted to re-sell, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of any of your rights or obligations arising under these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions and the rights and obligations of both parties shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of India. The competent courts at Bangalore, Karnataka,India shall have the sole and exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute that arises in relation to this Agreement.




Like to contact us?


For any additional information, do email us at Hello@GetStandingOvation.com




Will this program be worth it?


Good question — we know the MasterClass is a serious commitment. So if you're looking for the cool PowerPoint tricks, stunning animation workflows or 10 ways to improve your presentation skills, then MasterClass won't be worth it. Also, if you're interested in a credential or certificates or badges to tack onto your LinkedIn profile, then the MasterClass won't be worth it. However, if you're looking for insights on what makes a presentation great, concepts you can apply directly to an upcoming presentation, step-by-step walkthroughs of current, relevant examples, taught by experts who spent time, solving communications challenges faced by CXOs and founders, then yes, the MasterClass is worth the commitment.




How advanced is the material?


This program is not a fit for beginners. The content will be intermediate to advanced. The MasterClass is focused on professionals who already know the basics of creating and delivering a presentation. They are trying to figure out how to take their presentation skill and career to the next level. For these professionals, the challenge is not "how to make a presentation". The real challenge they face is how to communicate their ideas in a manner that excites everyone around them. They are looking for ways to influence people to get things done. They realize that great presentations are more than beautiful slides. MasterClass helps such professionals with foundational concepts of crafting a compelling message in a story format. Then you will learn the techniques used by practicing designers in crafting delightful visual design.




Date & Venue


Date: 1 & 2 August 2019 Time: 9:30am to 5:30 pm Venue: Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks, Google Map




Is MasterClass suited for the Leadership Team?


The MasterClass is specifically crafted for your Leadership Team - Founders, CXOs, Vice Presidents, Directors & Managers. These are the key people in your organization who has the task of influencing /persuading internal and external stakeholders to get things done and/or to get favorable outcomes.




Do I need Prior-Design skills to attend the MasterClass?


No. Prior design skills is not a pre-requisite for attending the MasterClass. While we agree that design plays an important role in creating a presentation, you will soon realize in the MasterClass that there are other aspects which are more important than just design.




Is MasterClass suited for Designers?


Yes, it is suited for practicing designers.
Design is only one part of the process for creating a persuasive presentation. There may be a good overlap of the design techniques discussed at the MasterClass, but you will learn more about other aspects of creating a persuasive presentation.




Why is MasterClass different?


Indeed a relevant question! Let me try to explain. Suppose you want to improve your cricketing skills. Would you like to get coached by a former Indian cricketer or by a cricket commentator? I am sure you will choose the former Indian cricketer as your coach Similarly, there could be many who could share the theory of business communication, but only a few who could use those theoretical aspects in crafting a persuasive presentation. At this MasterClass, we share the same techniques that we use at our design studio for crafting a persuasive presentation for CXOs worldwide Well, they say, "Seeing is believing!" Check out our work portfolio.





 

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