Create impactful, effective decks in 6 simple steps

Presentations don't have to be boring and ugly to look at, yet most are... There, we said it.

No matter your industry, presentations have a key role. Whether you're updating on a project, selling a product or idea, or interviewing for a new role, the ability to build a knockout deck marks out the great from the good (and the yawningly bad).

With a combined 45+ years experience, Craig Buglass and Rob Warner have built and delivered countless presentations to diverse audiences - in terms of size, culture and the seniority of the attendees.

From the CEOs of Belstaff and Richemont to crowds at a football stadium, and from internal product launches to the management of the Ferrari Formula 1 team, Rob and Craig's presentations deliver results through clear messaging, beautiful layout and a laser-sharp focus.

Now, for the first time, they will teach you the 6 simple steps they follow to build knockout presentations.


Rob Warner

Craig on Rob -

"My first encounter with Rob was a strange one - I had just been appointed Global Creative Director for Puma’s apparel collections, but Rob was about to leave Puma for Nike.

The headhunter brokering the deal told me to check him out as she thought I'd like him and that he was an asset to the brand.

I'm at Puma's Global Sales meeting in Frankfurt and there was Rob on stage, presenting his latest creative vision for Puma Football to 600 people - blowing the whole room away aged just 25.

I told the headhunter "he’s going nowhere" and made a deal to keep him at Puma (not many people knew that, until now!).

We soon became lifelong friends and together have created some of the most innovative products to grace our industry.

Rob’s been a rock for me since and I learn from him every day."

Craig Buglass

Rob on Craig -

"Craig and I had a lot of mutual contacts in the industry before we ever met. I'd heard great things about him, personally and professionally, and I knew he was someone I'd get on with.

At first he was my boss at Puma, but we had a unique relationship - being able to socialise whilst still respecting each other's roles and perspectives in the office. Most of the time!

In the years after Puma we partnered again on a couple of projects before the stars aligned in 2016 and we went into business together. First with our design agency, and now the Academy.

We've been friends for over 15 years now, but he still never ceases to amaze me with his incisive thinking, human approach and great sense of humour."

Craft your message

Learn how to identify a true purpose for your presentation and ensure that your content is laser-focused on driving home the message.

Create an impact

Gain the ability to use layout, typeface and stunning imagery in order to entertain, inspire and succeed. Don't just be good, be memorable.

Get the result you want

Selling the dream means getting your audience to take action - doing, buying, or understanding. With our 6 simple steps, you will make the action happen.

The Course Curriculum

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  Meet your tutors
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  1 - What's The Goal?
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  2 - Plan It Out
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  3 - Research
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  4 - Layout and Aesthetic
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  5 - Edit and Populate
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  6 - Final Checks
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does this course cover?

Building Knockout Presentations will teach you the 6 simple steps that you can follow to create stunning work in apps like Keynote, PowerPoint and PDF.

So is it software training?

Absolutely not. There are countless amazing resources available that will show you how to operate presentation software. This course transforms your ability to craft a message and use research, design and layout to deliver it with laser-sharp focus.

What about delivering the presentation - the talking part?

We've got a separate course coming at the end of May that will enable you to master the art of delivering presentations. You can pre-order it now, or make a saving by ordering the Building and Delivering courses as a package - see the link below.

Does the course start immediately?

Sort of. You will have access to the full course as soon as you enrol, but it's not time-bound - there's no commitment from you to have it finished by a certain date. You may want to race through it in the first week or wait a while before you get started and take a break in the middle. It's up to you.

How does it work, then?

All of the lectures are either video, audio, written or downloadable PDFs. That means you can go at your own pace and at times that suit you. You'll never be worried about missing a lecture or having to commit to certain dates and times.

So, how long will it take me to complete the course?

That'll be entirely up to you. If you're taking notes, researching and building an example presentation you might choose to dedicate several weeks to it.

Wait, what presentation?

Only if you want to do it! You have the opportunity to put your learning into practice by building a presentation and sending it over to us for review. All work submitted to Spark Design Academy will receive feedback from Rob and Craig.

What if I can't pay the fee all at once?

We know the world is a strange place at the moment, so we've created an option for monthly payments to make the course as accessible as possible.

What if I'm not happy with the course?

Whilst we're confident you'll love the transformation to get you building knockout presentations, if you're not happy just let us know within 30 days for your money back.


Let us take you from stress to success...

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