You’re giving away your potential if you’re not a great presenter and speaker. Book now Iskender Dirik's "Commandments of Outstanding Presentations" (COUP) Online Masterclass, turn into an impressive presenter and achieve much more.
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My name is Iskender Dirik. I’m a practitioner, not a theory-based coach. I’m an executive, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. I’m a Managing Director/General Manager at Samsung NEXT, I led Microsoft ScaleUp as Managing Director/CEO, and I’m a Venture Partner for EQT Ventures, one of Europe’s largest Venture Capital Funds. I was also a Member of the Management Board at C3 Creative Code and Content – a leading content marketing and storytelling agency.
I’m a strong introvert. I was unbelievably afraid of standing in front of others. But during my university days I realized that I wouldn’t achieve my goals in life without being a great presenter. Since then I worked vigorously to turn my biggest fear into a superpower.
I’m a great example proving that presentation skills are not a born gift, but a skill you can learn. I founded the COUP Movement and developed the COUP Online Masterclass as I can’t see anymore people with great ideas wasting their potential due to bad communication and presentation skills.
The no. 1 skill in life you need to learn according to Warren Buffett: Public Speaking.
Buffet believes that public speaking skills can increase your worth by 50%.
What's really essential is being able to get others to follow your ideas.
Your whole success depends on your presentation skills. Chances are high that you’re wasting your potential – you could achieve much more if you knew the secrets of great presentations. It’s time to step up your game: COUP will turn you into an outstanding performer with exceptional presentation skills.
The COUP Framework transformed Iskender from the strong introvert he is into a successful public speaker that loves even the biggest stages:
Are you looking for the best program on presentation skills? Look no further, you found it. Iskender’s COUP truly is a hit – and the best presentation skills program I have ever come across. Scientifically state-of-the-art, packed with easy-to-use tools, and full of practical tips to help you become the best public speaker you can be. Want your next presentation be the real coup? Just sign up for it.
Founder and CEO “Designing Talent Inc.”, Director “AUTORIS Institute for Talent Development”, Harvard Business School & Columbia Business School & IESE Business School Alumn
Join once, learn forever: Become better and better thanks to a lifetime access to the COUP framework, videos, and other materials.
Get Certified: Impress people who read your CV or Linkedin profile – with the COUP Certificate of Completion, they’ll know you can wow any audience.
Join the community of the COUP Movement: Learn from others, get valuable feedback, find learning partners.
Everything you learn in the COUP Course has been thoroughly tested for years. No theoretical blah blah. Only strategies and techniques that are successfully used in high-performance environments.
COUP’s goal is not to have the most content, the longest videos, or to have all pieces of information possible. COUP optimizes for learning impact. You’ll get what you’ll need to turn into an outstanding presenter – without overwhelming you.
COUP is built on the core principles of edutainment. You’ll learn better and more because you’ll be engaged and have a lot of fun. You’ll see exciting videos, best practices from Hollywood, and analysis of the world’s best speeches and speakers on stage.
Employees (Startup or Corporate)
Founders / Entrepreneurs
The gold standard for improving your presentation game. Best online course ever.
CTO (GER), Microsoft
Simply the best presentation skills framework. Every attendant from Google Germany just LOVED IT.
Strategy & Development Lead DACH Marketing, Google
Amazing masterclass format with actionable insights. Strong recommendation.
Direct-To-Consumer Lead DACH, Facebook
The COUP Framework is trusted by world-class teams like:
I imagine a lot of people thank you for the COUP Movement but I wonder, how many have demonstrated to you the benefits of your wonderful course?
I was barely at 15% completion of the course when I had to submit my entry to a social entrepreneurship competition - a 3-minute pitch presentation! Applying what I had learned at that point, I re-drafted my speech and inputted many of the tools you mentioned. I hope it brings a smile to your face to view the 3-minute video entry here. (And I wonder how many lessons of yours you can spot!)”
Iskender and I worked together at Samsung Electronics when I was the Company's Chief Innovation Officer. He stands out as a rare leader with a disruptive mindset and a genuine desire to share his expertise with others. He is engaging and very personable. I'm glad we worked together and hope our paths cross again soon.
former Chief Innovation Officer, Samsung Electronics
Creating an impactful presentation script and using storytelling.
Creating the script of your presentation/speech based on a strong foundation and structure.
Developing immersive and engaging stories.
Power of Storytelling
Emotions & Hormones
9 Elements of a Story
The “COUP Choreography”
Telling a compelling story with your sales deck
Keeping your audience’s attention and maximizing their recall rates and their learning effect.
Metaphors & Analogies
Writing & Drawing
Using your body, language and voice to convey your message.
Designing effective slides for your verbal presentations.
Simplicity & Effectiveness
Text vs. Image
Header & Footer
Slides for Storytelling
Unified Company Decks
Preparing your presentation like a pro.
Scripting vs. Not Scripting
You’ll learn all five modules of the COUP Framework and turn into an outstanding presenter (if you practice with discipline, my friend!).
68 engaging, high-quality video lectures from Iskender Dirik (in sum, 12+ hours of video content).
80+ fun exercises to facilitate learning, designed for peer learning. But no worries, you’ll be able to learn alone, too :)
Get the one and only COUP Framework handout, summarizing the key elements of the five COUP modules.
Explore highly valuable resources hand selected by Iskender.
Get life-long access to our community, discuss with other members, get valuable feedback, and find partners to practice your skills.
Get exclusive access to member-only future events (e.g. live Q&As with Iskender).
Iskender usually only provides personal consulting sessions for startups he is invested in. But now, COUP members can get access to Iskender in live group calls and can book exclusive private sessions with him.
Pay an affordable price once, and access the current and newly added content forever.
Best practices from Hollywood
In English and soon in German
COUP Members get access to regular group calls. These live video calls are your opportunity to ask Iskender your questions, to learn from others, and practice to apply the COUP Framework with exercises and virtual presentations.
The group calls are your safe environment to hone your skills and test your next business presentation in front of Iskender and a real audience!
Read 3000+ articles and 60+ books and watch 300+ videos about public speaking, presentation techniques, communication, and marketing (a presentation is nothing more than marketing for your thoughts and ideas!).
Watch and analyze 1000+ videos of TED talks and other presentations.
Visit 100+ in-person conferences to analyze and learn from best and worst practice presentations.
See hundreds of startup pitches as a venture capitalist.
Participate in in-person training courses of professional TED speaker trainers for two years, worth a significant five-figure dollar sum.
Take further in-person speech, breathing, communication, moderation, and video training.
Practise and test your knowledge by delivering presentations of each of the following kinds: Keynotes in front of 5000+ people at large scale conferences, talks at prestigious conferences in front of world-renowned Harvard professors, but also internal corporate presentations at companies like Microsoft and Samsung, pitches in front of venture capitalists and potential customers, and much more.
Develop large-scale pitch presentations for one of the most creative content marketing and storytelling agencies in the market (as a member of the management board).
Train hundreds of people from the biggest tech companies in the world as well as the most innovative startups at in-person workshops (there is hardly anything better for your own learning impact than teaching others!).
Filter which techniques are really important and which only have marginal impact and just overwhelm you.
Document everything you learn, structure all learnings and form them into a holistic framework.
Develop your own concepts and models that help everyone to turn into great presenters.
Learn how to hack your mind to enjoy presenting in front of others – no matter if it’s only some colleagues in a meeting room or thousands in front of the stage – even as an unrepenting introvert.
Fail hard (and often) to find out what works, and what doesn’t.
Spend 20 years doing all of the above.
COUP will provide you with a superpower until the end of your life. Just one outstanding presentation delivered based on the COUP framework will recoup your investment.