Creating Dynamic Presentations using PowerPoint (2016)


Course introduction

Avoid letting your audience suffer from the “Death by PowerPoint” syndrome by creating dynamic and eye-catching presentations that give the “WOW” factor so that your audience will not only remember but also talk about your quality-rich presentations for a very long time.

Course Benefits

This course takes the PowerPoint user to a higher level where he/she will learn the secrets, tips and tricks to not only be able to put his/her message successfully across to his/her audience but also acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to create presentations that capture the attention span of the audience throughout the duration of the presentation.

Target Audience

Those needing to create presentations that are able to immediately draw the attention of their audience and get them to focus on the objective(s) of their presentations are especially encouraged to attend.

Course Outline

Module 1: Ensuring your Presentation is Effectively Communicated

  • Laying Out Points to Capture your Audience’s Attention
  1. Consistency
  2. Bullets
  3. Layout & Structure
  4. Usage & Text Density
  5. Delivery
Module 2: Creating a Presentation from Other Sources
  • By Inserting a Word Outline
  • By Inserting Slides from Other Presentations
Module 3: Creating Special Artistry Effects in a Presentation
  • Understanding Layouts & Themes
  1. Introducing types of Slide Layouts
  2. Themes versus Templates & where they are stored
  3. Introducing Themes & Layouts in Slide Master View
  • Managing Slide Masters
  1. Creating & Deleting Slide Masters
  2. Renaming a Slide Master
  3. Preserving a Slide Master
  • Applying a Background Style in Slide Master
  1. Creating a Custom Background Style
  2. Displaying & Hiding your own Background Graphics
  • Managing Theme Colours, Fonts and Effects in Slide Master View
  1. Applying a Colour Theme
  2. Applying a Font Theme
  3. Applying an Effect Theme
  4. Creating a Custom Colour Theme
  5. Creating a Custom Font Theme
  6. Deleting a Custom Colour or Font Theme
  • Managing Themes in Slide Master View
  1. Creating/Saving a New Theme
  2. Renaming a Theme
  3. Deleting a Theme
  4. Copying a Theme from Another Presentation
  • Managing Layout Masters
  1. Creating & Deleting Layout Masters
  2. Renaming a Layout Master
  3. Inserting Custom Placeholders in a New Layout Master
Module 4: Image Editing & Managing Visual Effects in a Presentation
  • Editing Images
  1. Applying Picture Corrections Options
  2. Adjusting Picture Colour Options
  3. Removing a Background from an Image
  • Artistic Effects
  1. Applying Advance Artistic Effects Options
  2. Removing an Artistic Effect
  • Capture & Insert Screen Clippings
  1. To Insert an Image of an On-Screen Window
  2. To Capture a Screen Clipping from PowerPoint
Module 5: Empowering a Presentation with Eye-Catching Business Diagrams
  • Creating Dynamic SmartArt Diagrams
  1. List
  2. Relationship
  3. Matrix
  4. Picture
  • Adding & Removing Diagram Shapes
  • Adding & Editing Text into Diagram Shapes
  • Adding Picture to a Diagram Shape
  • Modifying SmartArt Diagram Layouts
  • Formatting SmartArt Diagrams
  1. Changing the Colour Scheme
  2. Applying Shape Styles
  3. Changing the Colours or Visual Effects of Shapes
  4. Changing the Shape of Individual Diagram Shapes
  5. Applying WordArt Text Effects to the Text in Shapes
  • Converting Text to SmartArt
  • Creating & Modifying Shapes
  • Modify Edit Points to a Shape
  • Moving & Copying Shapes
  • Entering Text into Shapes
  • Formatting Shapes
  1. Applying Colour Fills
  2. Applying Picture Fills
  3. Applying Texture Fills
  4. Applying Gradient Fills
  5. Applying Shape Effects
  6. Applying a Predefined Shape Style to a Shape
  7. Applying a Predefined WordArt Style to a Shape Text
  • Grouping & Ungrouping Shapes
  • Rotating & Flipping a Shape
  • Layering Shapes
  • Combining Shapes
  • Connecting Shapes
Module 6: Linking or Embedding Data in a Presentation
  • Creating a Linked or Embedded Object from
  1. An Existing File
  2. Specific Data
  • Updating Linked Data upon Opening a Presentation
  • Breaking or Updating Links
  • Editing Embedded Objects
  • Creating a Hyperlink to
  1. A Slide or Custom Show within a Presentation
  2. Another Presentation, External File or Web Page
  3. A Specific Slide in Another Presentation
  • Editing Hyperlinks
  • Deleting Hyperlinks
Module 7: Incorporating Advanced Charting Techniques to a Presentation
  • Creating a Combination Chart
  1. Creating a Clustered Column-Line on Secondary Axis Chart
  2. Changing the Chart Type of a Selected Data Series
  • Editing the Chart
  1. Adding Chart Title and Axis Titles
  2. Adding, Moving & Hiding a Legend
  3. Adding Data Labels or Data Table
  • Apply Advanced Formatting to the Chart
  1. Setting the Data Series Gap or Overlap
  2. Formatting Chart Elements to Display an Image
  • Manipulating Axis and Scale
  1. Changing the Vertical Axis Scale
  2. Changing the Display Units of the Vertical Axis
  3. Changing the Number Format of the Vertical Axis
  4. Adjusting Axis Tick Marks and Labels
  • Applying Trendlines
  1. Choosing the Right Trendline
  2. Linear Trendlines
  3. Moving Average Trendlines
  4. Adding Trendlines
Module 8: Creating Dynamic Animation Effects to a Presentation
  • Adding & Removing an Animation
  • Changing Effect Options for a Selected Animation
  • Changing the Order of Animation Effects on a Slide
  • Setting the Timing for a Selected Animation
  1. Start
  2. Delay
  3. Duration
  4. Repeat
  5. Triggers
  • Adding Sound Effects to an Animation
  • Applying Advanced Animation Techniques
  1. Trigger on Click of & on Bookmark created in an Audio or Video
  2. Using the Animation Painter

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