Whether you think of it as an adage or a cliché, few expressions capture the essence of PowerPoint more than, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” PowerPoint has been part of our business culture since 1990. For training professionals, it’s a key component of most instructor-led and virtual training sessions.
Over the past 25 years it’s become a workhorse for training professionals, and whether you love it or disdain it, PowerPoint is an indispensible business tool. And yet, it is a business tool that is probably the most misused and misunderstood.
When misused, a poorly executed PowerPoint diminishes the effectiveness of your training. It sends a message to training attendees that this trainer is not on top of her game. That she is not dynamic, doesn’t know the material and has to rely on the “slides” for notes.
This misuse is so common that it’s become part of the corporate vernacular: Death by PowerPoint. Too much text, using the “slides” to tell the story instead of supporting it and choosing fonts that are difficult to read. Major mistakes,but mistakes that are easily fixed.
The message that a poorly constructed PowerPoint presentation sends to training attendees is that this trainer is not on top of her game.
TrainSmart’s Discovering The Power of PowerPoint teaches you how to use this tool to enhance, engage and enthrall your audience. Through these proven techniques, you will create presentations that are focused and memorable.
Ineffective slides that do not match or enhance the presentation, too many slides, poor use of animation and transitions, lack of interest and focus with slides
Recognize the essentials of good PowerPoint design
Produce compelling, engaging, and dynamic visuals that enhance your presentation
Improve visuals with animation and transitions
Save time with Master Templates
Identify the best practices for professional interaction between the presenter, the screen, the computer, and the projector
Create charts and graphs that provide impact
Good Design Elements
Starting with Storyboards: Matching the visuals to the content of your presentation
Formatting: Beyond the basics, text, objects, pictures
Charts and Graphs: Creating, linking, formatting
Using Animation and Transitions: Slides, text, and graphics
Master Templates: Creating and using
Slide Shows: Timing, effects, interaction
Customizing the Ribbon
Technology Tips and Tricks
Anyone who wants to enhance their PowerPoint knowledge to create visuals
Discovering the Power of PowerPoint is available in the following delivery options: Full Day Training Workshop, Multi-Session Webinar
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Our course catalog offers you an easy way to link your organization's needs and goals to TrainSMART performance solutions workshops. All of our workshops are tailored, flexible, interactive and engaging. We use the outlines in this catalog as a starting point to identify the topics and delivery methods that will create the most successful outcomes. Our delivery methods for these workshops include instructor-led classroom, ILT webinars, virtual learning, eLearning, and structured on-the-job training.