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Microsoft Powerpoint : Introduction

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One Day Course

Overview

This course is ideal for complete novices, those who have basic knowledge of Powerpoint or are self-taught. The course will provide you with the skills you need to work quickly and produce effective and beautiful presentations.

This course is often used to benchmark MS Powerpoint skills and ensure a level of understanding for new starts at companies.

Delegates will leave feeling confident about creating professional presentations with the software and be able to navigate the interface intuitively and productively.

Delegates attending the public scheduled course may choose to use either MS Office 2013 on PC or 2016 on either Mac or PC.

There is a maximum class size of eight on our MS Office public courses.

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• Avoid common mistakes when creating PowerPoint decks
• Add Charts and Smart Art to your Presentation
• Insert Shapes and Format Images
• Work with Animation Effects and Slide Transitions
• Create Speakers notes and Handouts

You need no previous experience of using Powerpoint to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Getting to Grips with the Basics
    • Tips and tricks to work faster
    • Using The Backstage View
    • Understanding the Ribbon
    • Using the Quick Access toolbar
    • The PowerPoint Interface
    • Launching Dialog Boxes
    • Creating a new presentation
    • Opening existing presentations
    • Switching between open presentations
    • Understanding PowerPoint Views
    • Saving a Presentation
    • Closing a Presentation
    • Readability

    Things to Consider before Beginning
    • Common mistakes
    • Considering content
    • Avoiding copyright issues
    • Designing a presentation
    • Presentation methods and hardware
    • Selecting a theme
    • Choosing theme colours
    • Using installed or online templates

    Structuring Slides Successfully
    • Inserting Title slides
    • Inserting Title and Content slides
    • Inserting Section Header slides
    • Inserting Image with caption slides

    Wrapping Your Head around Text
    • Adding, editing and formatting text
    • Editing placeholder textboxes
    • Managing text in a placeholder with AutoFit
    • Converting text to SmartArt - boring bullets no more!
    • Changing bullet and numbering styles
    • Using Undo and Redo
  • Visually Enhancing Your Presentation
    • Using SmartArt
    • Drawing shapes
    • Adding text to shapes
    • Adding a chart
    • Inserting images
    • Cropping images to shape
    • Make an organisation chart
    • Rotating, cropping and resizing an image
    • Removing image backgrounds/white backgrounds
    • Layering shapes and changing their order

    Practicing to Perfection
    • Set-up a slideshow
    • Adding transitions
    • Adding animation
    • Previewing a slide show
    • Rehearsing timings
    • Outline view
    • Speaker notes and handouts

    Printing Your Slides
    • Printing notes pages
    • Printing slides
    • Printing handouts
    • Printing the outline
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 18952 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed18952
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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