POWERPOINT DESIGN FOR BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS (v2013)

course-icon-1 What is this course about?

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.

This 2013 version of PowerPoint aims to embed the mind-set of transitioning to working online and being collaborative. High on most organisations radar is the issue of productivity – see how PowerPoint when employed with best practices, resources, and depth of knowledge can produce more effective, less time-consuming slide decks.

This course is not just clicking buttons and learning the basic functions but introducing you to using PowerPoint 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.


Who is this course for?

Anyone in business who does a presentation or uses PowerPoint to aid in their work. Whether it’s to inform, sell, market, demo, train or influence in a business environment. These include a wide variety of persons ranging from IT, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Product, HR, Business Development and Management, Finance, and more.

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

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


What will I learn?

DAY 1

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.

New to 2013 version

Touch mode, Compressing Media, Colour Pickers, 16:9 Ratios, Ink Tools, Merge Shapes and Presenter Views. These new tools will be incorporated into the training topics of this course in addition to acquiring skills beyond the basic/ intermediate functionality.

Image Design

Participants will learn picture and artistic effects and the effortless way in which they can be applied to their images and text. This topic is intended to give a broad overview of the toolset with an eye to learning a range of styles, effects and how using combinations of these can create thrilling new visuals or keep them within the context of the organisations brand ethos.

Shape Design: Icons, Diagrams and 3d Models

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 different styles of icons, from Silhouette to flat designs – 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 rules to producing more complex models and will produce simple IT-network models and real-word objects.

Video Design

As companies move slowly away from text-heavy slides, video is becoming more prominent and an engaging feature to add in to presentations. Participants will be shown how using video can enhance the effectiveness of presentations messages. Including Embedding, formatting, trimming, bookmarking and editing of video

 

DAY 2

Corporate Design: Templates, Layouts and Reports

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 by building proper notes pages and menu-based pdf documents.

Content: Assertion-Evidence, Infographics and Charts

Ubiquitous to business slides decks is the use of text-heavy content. Participants will learn a more methodical technique of developing content. Writing the summary of each slide as its tagline and using the body of the slide to provide supporting evidence. Empirical evidence has stated that this Assertion-Evidence model is effective and will be taught in this training. Infographics and charts will also be featured as another way to express content in a more engaging and detailed form. Participants will be hands-on in making-over bad or poorer written slides using the techniques learned.

Advanced Animation

Often overlooked in business because of misuse, animations correctly used, should be for simulations, demonstrations and controlling flow of information. Learn the techniques to correctly sequencing multiple animated objects.

 

Unique to this Course
• 500+ Sample slides and other Materials
• 300+ Sample Icons
• After Course Support
• In-house versions of this course are 100% Designed and Customised based on your company brand guidelines and scope of work

Quick Tip

Build internal design capabilities within the marketing department so that issues like digital signage and corporate visuals can be built and displayed throughout the organisation. With the use of Video, boring PowerPoint slides can be replaced by high-definition visuals more in-tune with professional creations.