PowerPoint – Creating Professional Presentations

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Course description

For many people, presenting is an integral part of their working life – but it can be a daunting experience. Learning how to create professional-looking presentations, however, can improve your confidence and help you engage people more effectively.

We show you the basic techniques for adding and changing slides, as well as a range of technical skills such as animation and graph illustrations. We also advise you on presenting techniques, helping you deliver your message in the right way.

Is it right for me?

If you’re new to the software, or you’re able to create basic presentations but want to enhance your existing abilities, this PowerPoint training course will give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to produce and deliver engaging slides every time.

What will I get out of it?

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

  • Edit an existing presentation and create a new one
  • Apply and modify a presentation design
  • Produce simple drawn objects
  • Animate text, drawings and graphs
  • Use professional presentation techniques

An excellent trainer and explained every thing very well. This is my second course at Thales and both have been very good I would recommend your courses to others in my work place 

Training Registrar, Scotia Gas Networks

What does it cover?

  • Starting a new blank presentation
  • Creating a new presentation from a template design/theme
  • Changing slide layouts
  • Copying, deleting and inserting slides
  • Modifying the slide master
  • Multiple slide masters
  • Slide dates, footers and numbers
  • Creating content in outline view
  • Working with bullet points
  • Design, colour and content tips
  • Slide titles
  • Bullet points
  • Applying animation to the slide master
  • Inserting pictures
  • Using Quick Styles (2007 and 2010)
  • Drawing lines and autoshapes
  • Using the zoom tool effectively
  • Selecting and grouping objects
  • Placing text in an autoshape
  • Duplicating a drawn object
  • Simple object animations
  • Creating a drawing effect
  • Creating a slide with a graph
  • Changing chart types
  • Setting chart options
  • Graph animations
  • Creating and printing handouts
  • Presenter notes
  • Slide show settings
  • Creating a slide show file
  • Using the PowerPoint player
  • Packaging a presentation for CD

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Course leader

Jamie Boyd

L&D Consultant, IT Solutions

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