When you search for premium templates for online courses and start looking at the slides, what do you find?
Fancy graphs. Big numbers. Animations. Stats. World Maps.
So if you want to create your own online course and teach it using slides, you may think you have to use that.
I decided to analyze the best courses and webinars out there from people that are making thousands of dollars, some of them, even millions. I wanted to understand what type of slides and visuals the top content creators were using.
I was very surprised after analyzing a couple of them.
No fancy graphs. No stats, no world maps, no bright and shiny visuals.
So I checked more.
I went through 37 top online courses and webinars and... all the slides were fairly simple.
Here are the 10 types of slides that professional content creators are using for their online courses. And this is all you need to create yours.
1. The Main Title
This is where you present your course, the title of your lesson, or the main idea for your webinar.
2. What are you going to learn slide
Here you introduce what's coming. People like to know what to expect from the lesson or for the webinar. Normally 3 main points work best.
3. Where are we in the course
A reminder of the situation of the student, how far are we within the lesson, within the module, or within the course.
4. Alternative Slide Title
Similar to the main title, but almost all courses have an alternative way to show another title.
There are different ways on how to go about teaching the material, these are the slides used for that:
5. A one-line concept
Use to explain one concept or idea. You show it on the screen and explain it further talking over it. It goes along with a number generally.
6. A photo on the left (or right) with a text
It could be a photo of a phone or tablet with some freebies you are offering. A photo of a person. Uses go from telling people to wait until the end of the webinar, showing a testimonial, or telling a story.
7. The Big Photo
Similar that the previous one. A very common use for this is to show a picture of something funny.
8. Long Text
Sometimes you need more text, and this is what this slide is about, to make people read. That's not recommended, but sometimes could be useful.
9. A quote
Almost 100% of the courses I analyzed have quotes.
10. Wrap up
A list of the previous one-line concepts into one full slide where you can give a resume of everything you talked about. Very useful to wrap-up your lesson.
If you don't want to create them yourself, I have something for you
I created Google Slides and PowerPoint Templates based on this research and made them available for free at slideslist.com. So you can have a starting point to create your online course or webinar.
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