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Are you unsure how to create compelling slides for your training video, webinar, meeting, workshops or training?

Do you like to speed up the creation of your presentations and have attractive visuals your audience understands and enjoys?

‘Is it really possible to create a professional presentation with little creativity or design skills?’

You recognise impressive slides instantly, but you don’t really know how to translate your verbal story in a compelling visual presentation.
Perhaps you’ve already created many slides but still haven’t figured out how to create consistency and clarity in the design.
Maybe you’ve told yourself many times that next time you will spend more time on finding attractive images… but so far you didn’t find the time…
You see others present online with attractive slides and visuals, but you think for little budget you can’t do or create anything better…

Yes, it is. Because the real problem is not a design or creativity problem.

The main problem is that there are gaps between what you intend to say, and the strategies you choose to get your message across, and what your audience eventually understands from your communication.
This is a communication issue that is resolved when you start approaching your audience with empathy and follow up by translating your content into visual communication strategies, your audience understands and through which they can relate and connect. The slides of your presentation then become a tangible and integral part of your verbal communication.

 

Most frustrating is the fact that you work online more and more, and people seem to be less and less attentive. You need a new approach to keep people engaged. Just adding some colorful slides is not going to resolve all of the issues because it lacks an empathic approach and the right communication strategies.

The question is, do you have the empathy, communication,
design and presentation skills to close this gap?

If you don’t, there are two learning routes to take …

focused

  • Learn only the skills you need in a minimum amount of time
  • Take one training that covers all the facets of digital presentations
  • Effectively implement an efficient workflow
  • Be trained and guided in the development of your design, presentation and communication skills by a professional

scattered

  • Spend time and money on learning more skills than you need
  • Get overwhelmed in multiple courses from various providers
  • Learn by trial and error which workflow works for you
  • Constantly self-assess what you need to learn, without knowing what that leads to

Do you desire any of the following …?

  • See your design and storytelling becomes more clear, convincing, engaging, interesting to hear and fun to share?
  • Save time and energy, speed up the creation of your slides and make the process easier and more fun?
  • Increase your professionality because you communicate clearly, authentically and stand out in your own style and branding?
  • Create compelling presentations with a low budget because you know how to be resourceful, self-reliant and creative?
  • … finally get over all the design challenges like, creating consistency, boring layouts, incorporating your corporate identity, etc. so your slides look professional because you have the right design skills to make that happen all by yourself?

Then Design Brilliant
Digital Presentations is designed for you!

Learn to think and create like a designer.
I distilled over twenty years of knowledge and experience as an art-director, illustrator, graphic recorder, empathy and visual communication trainer into a two month training, because you don’t need to know everything or develop all the possible skills. What efficiently helps you, is the relevant combination of empathy, communication, design and presentation skills to prepare, facilitate and design your very own presentations.

Design Brilliant Digital Presentations

This extensive course is designed to benefit and guide trainers, coaches and consultants, to develop the right mix of empathy, communication, design and presentation skills, needed to effectively communicate in virtual interactions.
Step-by-step. Creatively. Effectively.

1 year of coaching  ✚  over 60 training video’s  ✚  immediate access

Preparation Blueprint

Avoid stress and reduce unexpected tasks
The 8 facets of The Preparation Blueprint ensures you consider all aspects of digital presentations.

MODULE 1

Attitude

Create focus on what matters in the process
With the mindset of a designer you take better decisions during the whole process.

MODULE 2

Purpose

Increase clarity by choosing a clear purpose
The purpose is the fuel, the reason for the existence of your message and also the vision you have for the change you want to see. With crystal clear clarity on what drives you and why this presentation exists, you know what drives your design decisions.

MODULE 3

Audience

Understand the emotional experience of your audience
The better you understand your audience, the better your audience understands you. Through an empathy map and an emotional map you gain insight in the user experience of your presentation.

MODULE 4

Setting

Be aware of how the setting affects the design & facilitation
The organisational and situational aspects of your webinar, meeting, workshop or training, that influence your design and facilitation decisions.

MODULE 5

Resources

Create your attractive, relevant and affordable resources
The right tools, software and resource platforms help you
• create an affordable, relevant and attractive visual library
• choose the right visuals and edit them to your style
• create visual metaphors (with the help of a complete course!)

MODULE 6

Content

Translate your message
Select meaningful communication strategies to increase engagement and translate your message into layouts and a visual story, to help your audience understand what you mean. (I help you translate it – I am not teaching you copywriting skills.)

MODULE 7

Facilitation

Present with confidence, build connection & increase engagement
The Facilitation Blueprint helps you step-by-step prepare for the facilitation of your webinar, meeting, workshop or training.

MODULE 8

Design

Design & create your presentation​
The Design Blueprint helps you create consistent and compelling slides, congruent to the story in your head. You also implement a design process on which makes every next presentation, together with the Preparation & Facilitation Blueprint, an increasing success.

OPTIONAL

in PLUS version

Speak Visually Method

Get your visuals out of your head onto paper with markers
Adding this course is interesting when you plan to include your own visuals, visual metaphors, draw your own processes and like to draw out your concepts (on paper or tablet).

In case you don’t have much drawing skills or like to revive them, the Speak Visually Method helps you step by step to become visually literate in visual language (combining words, visuals, shapes, style and layouts). And creates a visual library in your notebook.

The ‘Speak Visually Method is a complete 5 week self-paced course.

Céline Desvignes-Gleizes
Knowledge manager, France
“I am in the middle of Module 3 and I am super happy about what I have learned so far!
I am really inspired by Mireille’s visual icons, the structure of the global presentation and all these little things that make all the difference! It is already making its way into my own presentations!”

Hi, I am Mireille van Bremen!​

◉ I am a Dutch national with Asian roots and live in Slovenia for 15 years. I am a mom and co-parent of a teenage son who lives with me every other week. 

◉ Besides many creative activities, I love improvised vegan cooking with my home grown veggies. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking and daily self-connection practices or simply spend time in silent solitude.

◉ Some fun facts 😊 I have a strong need for visual harmony and am a color freak. I paint as a meditation practice. Depending on the culture or religion, my name Mireille means ‘to look’, ‘to admire’, ‘peace’ and ‘miracle’. 

◉ I am keen in simplifying my daily life and I love that for most of my activities, my office fits in a backpack – well, except for when I bring training equipment along for my participants 🙂

◉ To experience more autonomy and flexibility in my work and private life, I switched from working as a design department leader to working more location independent as a trainer & coach, an illustrator, designer and graphic recorder. Since 2022 I also work as a conflict coach and mediator in another business, The Visual Mediator.

◉ Since 2015 I create, design, build and facilitate courses in my online academy and offer in presence training in various countries. All my courses, webinars, training video’s and workshops are visually supported with a combination of flipcharts, visual tools and digital presentations. It’s simply how I communicate … I often hear that is so helpful, clarifying and fun. Would you like to experience that too?

Design Brilliant Digital Presentations

The course with a year long coaching program for designing compelling digital presentations for videos, webinars, meeting and training purposes.
Step by step. Creatively. Effectively.

1 year of coaching  ✚  over 60 training video’s  ✚  immediate access

BASIC VERSION

Design Brilliant Digital Presentations

 starting at €947

VAT 0% for company registrations VAT exemption for private registrations

Design Brilliant Digital Presentations Program:

✪ One year of monthly interactive group coaching calls
✪ 8 Training modules in 8 weeks
✪ Over 60 training video’s
✪ Access to the Visual Metaphor course
✪ A practical workbook with every module
✪ Practices to train your skills
✪ Assignments with every module
✪ Feedback on your assignments
✪ Questions & Answers possibility with every lesson
✪ 1 year of access
✪ Immediate access to first video’s

BONUS 1: Execution Blueprint
(additional module with the steps you need to take in your future presentations, after you have taken this training)

BONUS 2: Individual 60 minutes coaching call

PLUS VERSION

Design Brilliant Digital Presentations

with Speak Visually Course for drawing your own visuals

starting at €997

VAT 0% for company registrations VAT exemption for private registrations

Design Brilliant Digital Presentations Program:

✪ One year of monthly interactive group coaching calls
✪ 8 Training modules in 8 weeks
✪ Over 60 training video’s
✪ Access to the Visual Metaphor course

✪ A practical workbook with every module
✪ Practices to train your skills
✪ Assignments with every module
✪ Feedback on your assignments
✪ Questions & Answers possibility with every lesson
✪ 1 year of access
✪ Immediate access to first video’s

BONUS 1: Execution Blueprint
(additional module with the steps you need to take in your future presentations, after you have taken this training)

BONUS 2: Individual 60 minutes coaching call

Speak Visually Method Program:
If you plan to include your own visuals, visual metaphors, draw your own processes and like to draw out your concepts (on paper or tablet).

✪ 5 Training modules in 5 weeks
Over 30 training video’s
✪ Practices to train your skills
✪ Questions & Answers possibility with every lesson
✪ 6 months access
✪ Immediate access

“I liked so much the way Mireille teaches with clarity and generosity. She gives all the tools we need, with details and step by step. It is extremely helpful. A lot of gratitude.”

Patricia Salgon

Certified Nonviolent Communication trainer, France 

“Mireille empowered me and others with essential techniques for increasing engagement & clarity with intentional visual creations, flipcharts & templates. I so enjoyed her flow and inspirational capacity to capture meaning of abstract and concrete content with precision.
Her clarity & facilitation allowed me to relax, play and learn. Thank you!”

Alicia Garcia

trainer, teacher & facilitator, CA, USA 
”Mireille has inspired me in a one day training and showed many possibilities to use visual language. I will definitely will use this new knowledge when making presentations and also in my work. Thank you and for sure our path will cross again.”

Milena
trainer, Slovenia

Milena

trainer, Slovenia 

3 BENEFITS OF THIS COURSE

1

Instead of investing time, energy & money on courses that teach you more than your need to know and learn …

… Follow a step-by-step in-depth course to learn empathy, communication and design skills relevant to design presentations.

2

Instead of spending money on photo’s, illustrations and icons you don’t use, or that don’t work for you …

… Fill up your visual library with relevant, attractive visual resources to use in any future presentation and possibly other media.

3

Instead of investing your precious time into only learning a technical software or presentation design course …

… Focus on the minimum amount of skills and receive coaching for a whole year to integrate your skills and develop your work. 

IS THIS TRAINING FOR ME?

you want to …
  • Make sure your business stays ahead with communication developments in virtual environments
  • Be sure you stand out with your (visual) communication and presentation style
  • Professionalise your presentations, your communication and business, and the way you come across
  • Integrate an effective presentation design workflow
  • Be guided for a whole year in your development
  • Avoid paying for more than you need and spending time on building skills you don’t need
  • Invigorate your creativity, playfulness and joy in work

you are a

  • trainer
  • consultant
  • facilitator
  • manager
  • leader
  • coach
  • teacher
  • professor

and present in

  • webinars
  • meetings
  • workshops
  • conferences
  • trainings
  • training videos
  • live streams
  • lectures

WHAT YOU LEARN AND DO IN THIS TRAINING

  • Get clarity on the complete preparation process and aspects with my Preparation Blueprint.
  • Learn to approach the design of your presentation like a professional designer.
  • Get a clear picture of your audience.
  • Map of the user experience of your presentation.
  • Learn to understand what leads to the disconnection with your audience and what you can do about it.
  • Select communication strategies that connect you with your audience.
  • Learn to find, select and prepare your own visuals for the visual library that you create.
  • Learn to translate your content with visual storytelling and other techniques.
  • Implement a Facilitation Blueprint in your working process.
  • Learn a step-by-step process to design your own slides with my Design Blueprint.

THE TANGIBLE RESULTS

  • Integrate an efficient design workflow which speeds up the creation of your slides in the future.
  • Build your own affordable and relevant visual library, so you always have visual resources ready.
  • Translate your message, concepts, ideas, models, process, etc, into visual representations and/or slides, which your audience finds attractive, can understand and follow.
  • Integrate your corporate identity/branding, so you are sure to stand out with your personal style.
  • Design your own basic templates, so you are sure to create consistency and easy up your work.
  • Have got a presentation ready, to use it right away in your videos, webinar, workshop or training.
  • Learned plenty of empathy, design, communication and facilitation skills.

THE INCREASED VALUE AND IMPACT

  • Experience more connection and engagement with your audience.
  • Feel more confident in regards to your designs and facilitation.
  • Value your own resourcefulness and creativity more.
  • Are a better visual storyteller.
  • Include the visual learners/thinkers.
  • Are able to provide the bigger picture and show relationships between content.
  • Have more impact with your communication because you can explain yourself more clearly.
  • See your design and storytelling becomes more convincing, interesting to hear and fun to share.
  • Make attractive slides with a low budget because you know how to be creative with your resources.
  • Experience more ease and fun in the process and during your presentation.
  • Finally get over all the design challenges like, creating consistency, boring layouts, incorporating your corporate identity, etc. so your slides look professional.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Or send your questions to info@theivisualcatalyst.com

1) When does the ‘Design Brilliant Digital Presentations’ START?
‘Design Brilliant Digital Presentations’ starts as soon as your payment is received.

2) I am signing up for the Plus version. When do I get access to ‘Speak Visually’?
You get acacess to ‘Speak Visually’ right after your payment is received, so practically you can start right away!
You get access to ‘Design Brilliant Digital Presentations’ right after your payment is received.

3) What is the DURATION of ‘Design Brilliant Digital Presentations’?
Over the course of 8 weeks, new modules are released, but you have access for a whole year.

4) How long will I have ACCESS to ‘Design Brilliant Digital Presentations’?
You have access to ‘Design Brilliant Digitally Presentations’ for one year.

5) How much TIME does it take me every week?
The length of each module varies per week and so does the amount of time you need for implementation and practice. Count on 2-4 hours per week and more if you want to explore and maximise your time investment now, so you save up a lot later when you will be designing more presentations.

6) Do you teach TECHNICAL SKILLS for the software tools I use?
There are so many different design tools, I possibly can not cover them all. Besides that in ‘Design Brilliant Digital Presentations’ I focus on design and visual communication skills. The skills I teach are skills you use regardless of a program or software tool. Most even apply on working on flipcharts or story walls. Having that said, for the purpose of this course I use PowerPoint. Occasionally I explain something which I demonstrate in PowerPoint or another software tool. The purpose of my demonstration is not for technical purpose but for showing you the visual possibilities in your communication. Most software tools include these technical options.

7) Which SOFTWARE TOOLS do I need for taking this course?
To start all you need is a design software tool like PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides. Other tools will be discussed later, but know that though it is possible, it is not needed to purchase additional tools.

8) I don’t know if I need ‘Speak Visually’. Can you advice when it is helpful to include?
There are no minimum requirements regarding skills to participate in ‘Design Brilliant Digital Presentations’, but I know many people want to create their own visuals, draw their processes and map out their concepts.
The ‘Speak Visually Method’ is helpful when you:
a) don’t have any drawing experience
b) you want revive your drawing skills
c) have not learned to express yourself using visual language (combining words, shapes, visuals, style and layouts)

9) Will I learn to design in my own style? (Downloadable designs make my presentations look like those from others.)
Yes! You learn to make your own designs, layouts and edit your images to your style. I even show you how to integrate your own (hand-drawn) visuals, sketches and models, should you like to use them.

10) FOR WHOM is this course interesting?
This course is particularly interesting for trainers, consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, coaches, teachers and professors, who present in webinars, meetings, workshops, conferences, trainings, training video’s, live streams, lectures, etc.

11) I have NEVER DESIGN SLIDES for a presentation, will I be able to follow the speed and content?
Yes! You don’t need any experience or design background to take this course.

12) Do I get SUPPORT and FEEDBACK on what I create?
Yes! There is possibility to ask questions and get feedback from me and fellow participants in every module of the course. And we have a monthly group call in which I help you with individual challenges and answer your questions.

13) Can I find the content of this course also somewhere online for free?
There are many people teaching design and presentations skills so I am sure you can find other courses on the internet for free and paid ones. I recommend you think about if you like to invest your time and energy for a certain period of time and learn with a single trainer, or if you want to learn in bits and pieces from different people (and invest additional time to find what you are looking for – if you know what you need to learn to accelerate).

The particular approach I am teaching in my course, are based on the Preparation Blueprint, Facilitation Blueprint and Design Blueprint I developed and work with myself.

14) Do I get HOMEWORK?
Every module contains lessons, practices and implementation assignments. From only watching the lessons you can learn something but it will not actualise your design skills. The practices are meant to integrate, play, test and learn. The assignments are there to make sure you get tangible results by the end of the course. The more you practice, the more satisfying the results will be. Should you choose not to do them, that means you also won’t see much differences in your slides and not increase the impact of your communication very much.

15) Cancellation and Refunds
100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If the course doesn’t turn out what you expected, we fully refund when you cancel within 10 days of your subscription. After that day, no refunds available when you cancel, if you do not show up, or if you stop after 10 days.

16) What is the spoken language in this program?
The workshop is held in English and so are the training materials. The video’s can be played in lower speed.

17) Drawing… I have no talent. Is that a problem?
No issues at all. You don’t need any drawing skills to participate. If you like to develop them, then book the PLUS version, which includes my Speak Visually Method. This program is meant to help you learn basic drawing skills to get your message out of your head onto paper with markers.

18) My question is not listed. Can I contact you?
Sure! Send us your question(s) by email on info@thevisualcatalyst.com and provide your phone number so we can choose in what way we can best respond to you.

FAQ related to the PLUS version: with Speak Visually Method

1) I don’t know if I need ‘Speak Visually’. Can you advice when it is helpful to include?
There are no minimum requirements regarding skills to participate in ‘Design Brilliant Digital Presentations’, but I know many people want to create their own visuals, draw their processes and map out their concepts.
The ‘Speak Visually Method’ is helpful when you:
a) don’t have any drawing experience
b) you want revive your drawing skills
c) have not learned to express yourself using visual language (combining words, shapes, visuals, style and layouts)

2) Do you teach to work on a tablet in this course?
No. I teach you how to become visually literate. You can work with markers on paper or your tablet. The choice is yours. 

3) I am signing up for the Plus version. When do I get access to ‘Speak Visually’?
You get access to ‘Speak Visually’ right after your payment is received, so practically you can start right away.

4) How long does ‘Speak Visually’ last?
‘Speak Visually’ starts right after your payment is received and from then onwards, a new module is released every week over the course of five weeks.

5) How long do I have access to ‘Speak Visually’?
You have access to ‘Speak Visually’ for 6 months.

Design Brilliant
Digital Presentations

You learn in your own pace and with my coaching and support for a whole year.

Constructively. Professionally. Effectively.

 

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