Getting the best from MS PowerPoint

Course Description

This course is aimed at basic and intermediate users of PowerPoint who want to prepare and present slides systematically and professionally.
1 Day
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Participants are assumed to have a foundation in presentation skills but specific issues in this regard (if any) will be addressed during brief practice presentations delivered by them during the course.

Learning Outcomes

Having completed training attendees will be able to:
• Build high quality audience-appropriate presentations quickly and expertly
• Engage their audiences with smart use of animations and transitions
• Navigate slide decks smoothly using Insert and Zoom
• Incorporate and animate charts and data from Microsoft excel

Building the presentation

Selecting templates and themes
Using Masters to save time and establish a consistent look
Inserting Sections to organise the presentation
Establishing consistency and balance in slides using:
View (Gridlines, Guides & Ruler) to position objects accurately
Group/ungroup to expedite copying and create conformity
Eyedropper to maintain exact colour matching
Naming objects on slides to help compound navigations and Triggers

Engaging the audience by

Getting the best out of Animations and Triggers to synchronise speech and visuals
Using the right Transitions to highlight changes of topic and movement from slide to slide
Inserting Illustrations to create impact
Deploying Insert and zoom for seamless navigation

Connecting to supporting data and objects

Using Link and pre-programmed Action Buttons to call up external items
Inserting linked files and charts
Animating charts

Delivering Presentations

Participants will deliver presentations to the group and receive structured feedback from their fellow participants and the course leader.

Course Methodology

The course will develop practical PowerPoint skills. The participants will watch the presenter explaining/demonstrating the concepts and techniques and then practice them on their own laptops/PCs using specifically designed exercise routines before building and delivering presentations to the group to embed the techniques and knowledge.

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