Getting the best from MS PowerPoint
This course is aimed at basic and intermediate users of PowerPoint who want to prepare and present slides systematically and professionally.
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PrerequisitesParticipants 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 OutcomesHaving 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 presentationSelecting 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 byGetting 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 objectsUsing Link and pre-programmed Action Buttons to call up external items
Inserting linked files and charts
Delivering PresentationsParticipants will deliver presentations to the group and receive structured feedback from their fellow participants and the course leader.
Course MethodologyThe 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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