PowerPoint Training Module 1 – Creating Professional Presentations

1 Day

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.

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 you’ll learn

By the end of the programme you’ll 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

What’s covered

Creating a new presentation

  • Starting a new blank presentation
  • Creating a new presentation from a template design/theme
  • Changing slide layouts
  • Copying, deleting and inserting slides

Using the Slide Master

  • Modifying the slide master
  • Multiple slide masters
  • Slide dates, footers and numbers

Creating text slides

  • Creating content in outline view
  • Working with bullet points
  • Design, colour and content tips

Text animation on a slide

  • Slide titles
  • Bullet points
  • Applying animation to the slide master

Using pictures and drawn objects

  • 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

Object animation on a slide

  • Simple object animations
  • Creating a drawing effect

Illustrating data on a graph

  • Creating a slide with a graph
  • Changing chart types
  • Setting chart options
  • Graph animations

Presenting the presentation

  • 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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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 

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