PowerPoint Design For Business Presentations (IN-CLASS)
  • S$750
  • 2days
  • Advanced Level

Covid-19 (Temporary Notice)
As part of our social responsibility, we will be limiting all courses to a maximum of 9 people. Our placement will be 1 person per desk, seating arrangements that allow provision of sufficient distance from personal contact. Precautionary measures for COVID-19 will be in place.

About this course

Whether your delivering the presentation or preparing it for others, the use of PowerPoint has become one the most ubiquitous tools in business. And still, so few of us have learned the depth and full range of its capability to creating truly stunning, engaging or compelling presentation decks.

Go beyond just using PowerPoint like an extension to Microsoft Word. Learn the features and functions that will introduce using PowerPoint, the tool, in the context of your job role; and showcase its full potential. Whether its designing icons, creating compelling content, using 3D models, or using video and animation to showcase concepts to clients or management.

Participants will be fully versed with the depth of PowerPoint by the end of this course and ready to develop new and effective business slide decks.

Participants will also be shown best practices from other companies and some of the available free tools should they wish to explore outside of PowerPoint. These tools are online (and free of copyright/ fees/ registration) and serve as helpful productivity apps.

In-house courses will be based on the corporate template and brand style of the client.
The course will provide 200+ free samples made up library elements designed specifically for the clients, before and after and other concepts suited for the client.

Who is this course for?

Anyone in business who does a presentation or uses PowerPoint to aid in their work.

This is an Intermediate-Advanced Level course. Participants must have a good working knowledge of the MS PowerPoint environment.

This course will be running and taught based on the PC Windows software and not Mac versions. (All Laptops and materials will be provided)

*Important disclaimer for participants attending the 365 version:
Participants are encouraged to inquire which version they have at work to realise which features may, or may not, be present on their work-based application.

Look at the FILE tab and search for ACCOUNT. It will either highlight ‘PRODUCT ACTIVATED’ or ‘SUBSCRIPTION’. Product Activated applications are typically a one-time purchase license and will not carry the same updated features as the Subscription versions. Companies may vary in polices of software purchase depending on the suitability of products. Subscription versions tend to be continually updated

As an example of one the features not available in the Product Activated version is the Morph Transition. Impress Training will be using the 365 Subscription version for training purposes.

  • 04-05 Jan 2021
  • 22-23 Feb 2021
  • 25-26 Mar 2021
  • 19-20 Apr 2021
  • 06-07 May 2021
  • 28-29 Jun 2021
  • *SDF for all companies
Day 1
PowerPoint Design: Introduction

Learn how PowerPoint can be a productive and cost saving application when applied with the right resources; such as media libraries platforms and pre-made information decks. Lastly, get a glimpse to the science behind effective presentations, with an emphasis on slide deck design and structure.

Media Design

As business presentations become more visual, the use of image effects, or applying visuals more quickly has become paramount. Participants will learn a range of effects and how using combinations of these can create thrilling new visuals or keep them within the context of the organisations brand ethos.

For presenters or those just having working meetings, the ink and draw functions in PowerPoint better enable whiteboard functionality. In addition, the inclusion of screen recording allows for video tutorials or sharing of information to be more collaborative.

Lastly, of the more practical effects to come to PowerPoint, Morph, makes it easier to create fluid animation rather than stitching the individual animations together in a sequence.

Shape Design

The staple of most presentations is the employment of shapes to create diagrams, process charts, icons and models. Participants will learn how to use Merge Shape functionality to create distinctive styles based, in part, on their own brand guidelines – without any skills required for being a graphic designer. 3D models are a stunning feature to include when showing concepts to clients and management by incorporating them into images and video, or even just stand-alone models.

Participants will understand the concepts to producing more complex models and diagrams and demonstrate this by producing simple IT-network models, real-word objects and business diagrams.

Often overlooked in business because of misuse; animations correctly used, should be for simulations, demonstrations and controlling flow of information.

Day 2
Document Design: Templates, Layouts, Notes and Interactive.PDF

Many presentations often look thrown together without baring much resemblance to the organisations they represent. Whilst most companies already have a corporate template, many do not employ layouts to speed up their work and standardise the design based on established brand guidelines. Participants will learn to build templates, layouts and common information slides to make their work more productive. This includes providing alternatives to just printing slides as reports; instead, building proper notes pages and menu-based pdf documents.

Participants will come to learn the basic building blocks of a 1:Many or a 1:1 document and which design would be best employed to maximise the value to the audience; and the way in which that audience would view this information

Lastly, when everything is about being mobile and touch – this gives the ability to host online presentations, work on collaborative documents.

Content Design: Assertion-Evidence, Infographics and Charts

Escaping from bullet-point heavy slides is still difficult even today if you haven’t been taught correctly to write content for presentation material (which is different from writing reports). Participants will learn a key methodology for producing content using the Assertion-Evidence model. These produce clearer messages (rather than title-labels) with supporting analysis.

Beyond this, participants will be provided guidelines to create business infographics and practice developing their own, based on actual slides.

And lastly, understanding charts – will provide a brief glimpse into the importance of selecting the right chart-type for the right data type. With examples of common chart and graphing issues.

Morph & 3D Models

The business workplace has changed and so have the devices we use to work in them. Many today have touch enabled devices and so the its only fitting to begin to design content more suited to an interactive environment. Not all slides decks are delivered. Some are given as reports, kiosk demos, media kits, etc. These allow for non-linear presentations or for more 1:1 viewing of the content. Participants will learn how the Zoom and Hyperlink functions will create totally new experiences for their audiences.

About Mark James Normand

Mark co- founded Impress Training in 2007 with the vision to raise the quality of training programmes that focused on tomorrow’s business needs and raising productivity with existing skills. As a boutique training company, Impress training has the flexibility to constantly take advantage of new office technologies, innovative service models, and sourcing for game-changing talent.

Impress Training has since evolved into a training company with a reputation for delivering high quality training content with practical emphasis. This has allowed the company to be recognised for generating innovative insights and solutions that have yielded our 2013 Most Promising SME awarded by Small Medium Business Association and winner of the Gold Award for Best IT Training provider in 2015 by Human Resources Magazine. Evident is his passion for subjects like this and is clearly seen in the value that participants demonstrate in their use of materials and methods taught in his workshops.

Has worked in areas of Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Business Development, Education, and Corporate Training. He holds an Honours degree in Business Studies and Information Technology, held judging positions for global PowerPoint competitions, written eBooks and is now moving on to mobile content publishing as an indicator to the future of learning. Training takes Mark around the world, and always one looking for something new, he now has business development projects back in the UK.

He has trained medium-sized and multinational companies at different levels of management, from C-Level to Executives. Including companies such as IDC, Coca-Cola, Rhode & Schwarz, AIG, SingTel, OCBC Bank, ZF Asia Pacific, Kongsberg Maritime, PSA Corporation, Sampoerna Organisation, ST Electronics, NCS, various Government Ministries and Agencies and many more.


The one and only powerpoint design course that you have to attend.

Desmond Quek, Manager, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Excellent course! Never knew PowerPoint could do so much! It's like photoshop in PowerPoint!

Zhang Jiawei, Financial Analyst, International SOS Pte Ltd

Best training ever! Mark have awesome knowledge on powerpoint that practically he can create anything, you ever need for business and marketing.

Soon Chee Kwang, Director, InTrack Market Services Sdn Bhd

Unique to this Course

Free 300+ Sample Slides

100% Cutomised for In-house companies based on your brand and work area

Free 300+ Icons

After Course support