PowerPoint Expert – Media Master Class Course

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Course description

Once you’ve mastered the basic features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint it is an extremely useful tool. But for those looking to take their presentations to the next level, there are a number of advanced techniques that can help you achieve that. 

We show you all the features you need to be aware of in order to master the art of PowerPoint presentations, from creating eye-catching graphics to working with sound, animation and interactive slides.

Is it right for me?

If you’re already a confident PowerPoint user, and you’re looking to enhance your existing skillset, this advanced PowerPoint training course will enable you to successfully produce seamless, professional-looking slides every time.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Create presentations and design templates
  • Configure and troubleshoot the slide master
  • Create and format SmartArt Objects
  • Edit and manipulate photos and images
  • Create advanced graphics and apply eye catching effects such as shadows, gradient and 3D depths
  • Make presentations come alive with sound and vision
  • Animate objects, and assign slide transitions
  • Design interactive slide shows
  • Apply professional presentation techniques, create PowerPoint shows and package a presentation for distribution

TLD ran a very good bespoke session for my team which could not have been improved upon, they worked extremely hard managing a group of 10 at different ability and version of software 2003 & 2007 users. Good job .. many thanks. A really good overall experience.

Training Delivery Manager, Scotia Gas Networks

What does it cover?

  • Presentation creation and fundamentals
  • Working with slide masters
  • Themes and templates
  • Creating SmartArt graphics
  • SmartArt formatting and styles
  • Converting text to SmartArt
  • Photo editing
  • Applying styles and formatting
  • Converting image collections to SmartArt (2013)
  • Photo albums
  • Shape manipulation and perspective
  • 3D, gradient and shadow effects
  • Manual SmartArt creation

• Animating text, objects and SmartArt • Re-ordering and configuring animation • Animation Painter (2010 and 2013) • Applying slide transitions

  • Using action buttons in presentations
  • Quizzes and interactive guides
  • Designing action buttons and transparent links
  • Using PowerPoint shows
  • Presentation quick keys
  • Presenter mode (2010+)
  • Looping presentations
  • Packaging a Presentation for CD

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Course leader

Jamie Boyd

L&D Consultant, IT Solutions

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